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Brake Pad advice

I'm going to be changing to new pads over the winter. I currently run stock replacement pads for my "Big Reds", at least i've been told that I have "Big reds" by the previous owner and they are in fact big and red ;P I think "Big Red" refers to 964 or 993 turbo brakes, am I right?

Anyways, the stock pads I run, textar I believe, work great and have lasted 2 seasons. They squeal alot, which is kinda embarrassing but not a deal breaker for buying a better pad.

My driving is almost evenly divided between street & track, but leaning to mostly track use. I figure why not try a more aggressive pad since I have to buy new pads anyways.

Any recommendations based on the following criteria?
- 2500 lbs car
- manual brakes
- big red calipers front & rear
- Mosport is my home track.

My rotors are worn very evenly, do I need to change my rotors or can I just put the new pads in and go?

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Either Pagid 29 or PFC08, PFC is the btter track only pad 29 will be better for dual use

Keep them clean and they won't squeel
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Thanks Bill, i'll look into those Pagid 29's!
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I have found Porterfield R4S pads to be a great compromise between street and track.

Easy on your rotors, little noise and dust, and still last a fair bit longer than Textars. This is on a 944 Turbo S car, which wet with me in it is 3300 lbs.
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Raybestos ST-43 and Zimmerman rotors have played well with my 911 track car also.
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I have the porterfields on as well and would recommend them to anyone. My car is a street car with 8-10 track days / yr. Never had any fade or noise and reasonable dust. Seems to be gentle on the new rotors!
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+1 on ST-43.
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Pagid 29=$$$$
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Hey, As per your discussion, You need to go for the new brake pads to keep your car properly working. Check out the each and every part of the car so that if some problem is there in rotor you will change that too.
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Iím running pfc 08 on my 87 which sees a 2-3k street miles and about 6-8 track days and am very happy with them. Long life and great track performance with very little squeal on the street. Only complant is the dust
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ST-43

Less $$ than Pagid yellow with excellent modulation and heat management. They also last longer.
Only downside- Squeal like a school bus when stone cold.
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If you like an initial hard bite when braking, try the Hawk HT 10. Very little dust and pretty easy on rotors. Unlike the blue compound.
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+4 on the ST43's!
I ran the Pagid Orange for several seasons, prior to wising up and using Raybestos.
Half the price of Pagid, last twice as long, much easier on the rotors, and pretty close to the same feel as the Pagid. What's not to like??
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Another vote for the Pagid yellow.
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