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Rotors and pads- which to buy for 997 C2S

Anybody have an opinion or experience with Sebro vs. Zimmerman vs. OEM for street use? Big difference in price but which one is best for longevity?
What about Textar pads as a replacement for OEM?
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Textars are great pads, when I pulled the original pads off my BMW they said "Textar" on the back. They most likely supply pads to Porsche as well.
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If you enjoyed the feel and longevity of the OEM brakes, why not use OEM again?
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Racer, there is a huge price difference, $600, for all four corners, so it is worth exploring alternatives. Does anybody have any experience with alternative rotors? Please chime in.
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I had the front rotors and pads replaced at Porsche 2 years ago for a wopping $1150.00, never make that mistake again.
Yesterday one of the techs at the Cadillac Dealership I work at repaced the front pads with ceramic enhanced semi-metallic with Kevlar Pads. The front pads I took off were really still 90% there after 2 years and 20K miles. I saved them and we just put in new pads.

I bought Balo Coated rear rotors that I picked up at Pelican Parts for $117 for the pair including shipping, amazing. I used the ceramic enhanced semi-metallic with Kevlar also on the rear. I spent $190 for everything and gave the tech $100 for the install.

After one day of use, really quiet and dust is down by 75%. I have black wheels on the 996 and the dust from the factory pads was really bad. I had to clean the wheels every day.
Here is a link to eBay where I got the pads: Polaris ATV Rear Brake Pads Set (2) - ASM DH4P - Part # 2202414 - OEM in Package | eBay
Here is a link to the pads: NewTek Automotive Distributors Inc. Brake Pads - Brake Drums - Brake Rotors
Write to the seller and tell him you want both front and rear pads. I paid an unbelievable $73.88 for pads for all 4 corners with free shipping.
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