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Old 12-18-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Ready for some brake updates

I am ready to replace my brake pads and rotors on my '98 base. I have 2 questions.

1) What pads does the forum recomended to use ? I want pads that grip well but don't eat away at the rotors and won't squeal.

2) Can I replace the stock base rotors with S cross drilled rotors and still use the base caliper ? Is there truely a benifit to the S rotors ? What about S calipers ? Other than red are they different ?

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Old 12-18-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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S rotors (and calipers, you need both due to the diameter) are a bolt on for the front. The rears are another story as the base cars used different rear hub carriers and e-brakes, so the S rotors do not fit without changing out the hub carriers (read expensive for little gain).................
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:24 PM   #3
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The Cross drill looks great but they also make your pads wear quicker and create more dust. If you want cross drilled or slotted, I believe you can buy aftermarket base rotors made that way. Try ebay. My S has the cross drilled rotors and I use Mintex pads and I still have dust. Good luck.
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You don't need S caliper & rotors unless you're tracking the car

I run 245 in the front and they have a lot more grip than the factory 205 or 225. So I couldn't get ABS to kick in on the track. So I upgraded my rotors / calipers to S since I intend to continue tracking the car.

If you don't go to the track, then I would suggest getting cross drilled rotors and OEM "Sport" pads - You can get them from Jeff Clark at Sunset Porsche (dealer cost + 15%). I think Vertex Auto carries cross drilled rotors.

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I am ready to replace my brake pads and rotors on my '98 base. I have 2 questions.

1) What pads does the forum recomended to use ? I want pads that grip well but don't eat away at the rotors and won't squeal.

2) Can I replace the stock base rotors with S cross drilled rotors and still use the base caliper ? Is there truely a benifit to the S rotors ? What about S calipers ? Other than red are they different ?

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