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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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