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Old 05-02-2002, 10:15 PM   #1
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Question Need dicent brake pads, what and where to get?

Hi, i got stock sized cross drilled 2.5 rs rotors.

My front pads are down to less then 10%, i need something better the OEM that wont be too loud and wont wrap my rotors, yet improve braking from 100-0 and dont need to be warmed up too long.

Also i need a place to get them from as i would like to order tonight.

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Old 05-02-2002, 10:30 PM   #2
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check cobbtuning.com Look under the stage 1 brake upgrade. That's what I'm getting in 2 weeks.
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Old 05-02-2002, 11:47 PM   #3
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I'm shopping for brakes too, and I need to order them ASAP because I need them for a track event next weekend.

I was considering the Porterfield R4S's, but after a few searches I digged up a post on how somebody smoked a set of them after one track day. I don't feel like spending $200 on brake pads only to have them evaporate so quickly.

So, after more searching I came up with the Carbotech Panther P+, which is probably what I'm going to go with. But damn, $250 for a set of brake pads seems kinda steep. I guess it costs some coinage for quality, hopefully these things will be worth it.

Of course, unless somebody else wants to throw in some recommendations for a pad that can withstand a few track days, and not eat rotors.
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Old 05-03-2002, 12:58 AM   #4
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I'm shopping for brakes too, and I need to order them ASAP because I need them for a track event next weekend.

Of course, unless somebody else wants to throw in some recommendations for a pad that can withstand a few track days, and not eat rotors.
Pagid blue RS-4 are ideal for this.

If they are available in the U.S for your car ?

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Old 05-03-2002, 01:13 AM   #5
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I have been nothing but happy with the EBC REDS i bought. I have the EBC slotted rotors as well. In normal street driving they feel just like stock. On long fast canyon runs when they heat up they are absolutely amazing. Once they are warm they just plain stop the car. I have heard Porterfields are damn good pads too. Just don't get EBC greens they suck and will warp your rotors.
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Old 05-03-2002, 01:18 AM   #6
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Pagid blue RS-4 are ideal for this.

If they are available in the U.S for your car ?

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After some extensive Google searching I can't seem to come up with a U.S. distributor that sells Pagid pads. Although, I found a few that sell them for Ferrari's, Porsches, BMW's, and various other European car manufacturers.

Dusting, noise, and cold performance are of less concern than how they feel near the end of a 30 minute track session. I can deal with all of that on a street driven car, and if it bothers me I'll get a set of not-so-agressive pads and swap them out for track duty.

Rotarfreak, to answer your question...

If you're not going to run track days and such I've had great luck with Axxis Metal Master pads on my RX-7 for spirited street use. Good pads, don't dust like crazy, don't make noise, don't eat rotors, and comparatively they're pretty cheap. Another option I would consider for a street pad would be the Porterfield R4-S, but it costs a bit more than the Axxis pad.

Don't forget to flush your brake fluid as well. No brake job is complete without fresh brake fluid.
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Try some Endless pads. I've tried all the domestic ones and have not been impressed at all. I have some half worn CC-X for cheap you can try. Gaurantee they will impress.
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Pagid blue RS-4 are ideal for this.

If they are available in the U.S for your car ?

Steve

I wish they where...I love them for the BMW...but none for Subby..that I can find.
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I have Pagid Blues on my WRX....Of course their encased in Stoptech calipers. These pads are phenomenal. I have had very bad and disconcerting experiences with both EBC Reds and Porterfield R4S. They are fine for the street, but the Reds wear like butter (will not last one day on the track) and R4Ss crumple apart if they get overheated(honest!).

Besides the Panther and Panther+, Carbotech offers a Superstreet pad, which I have on the rear. They have held up very well, even on the track. No doubt, however, a pad that does well on the rear may not do well on the front. Call Andie at Carbotech. He will not steer you wrong.
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