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Old 07-10-2018, 08:38 PM
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Greetings All,

As part of the service of my new to me 968, it is recommended that I replace the brake rotors and pads. This car is for spirited street driving and a very occasional track day.
This is for a non-M030 car. Are coated Zimmerman or Sebro good? Should I get the cross drilled ones for the front? Any other suggestions? OEM Porsche parts seem pretty expensive for brakes. Does "Cryogenic Treated" make any difference?
What pads would you recommend? Preferably low dust! I need help and guidance.

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Old 07-10-2018, 09:42 PM
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I bought z coat Zimmerman's for my first Cayenne and they were outstanding rotors.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:09 AM
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Zimmerman Z-Coat, undrilled. Excellent product.

I would suggest staying mild on the brake pads since you're not seriously racing it (less screechy noise in regular driving, and don't have to heat them up to get the pads to work properly). Probably some basic (lower cost) Pagids, Textar (OEM), or Hella-Pagid. Call Jason at Paragon Products for advice.

Don't forget to order the brake pad sensors, and be sure to bleed the brake system if it hasn't been done in the last 2-3 years, or longer. This is the most important work you can do because brake fluid is hydroscopic (absorbs water) and can damage calipers (seals and piston sleeves), master cylinder, clutch master and slave cylinders from corrosion. It may also improve brake feel if the fluid is very old.

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:22 AM
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oem rotors have an extra half of a vane between the webs are not that much more expensive than the z coats.

textar/oem do make dust but work well at low temps. hella has gone offshore with things. iron-x is a fantastic cleaner on pad dust.

the isolator discs are cheap up front but silly money for the rears. I found it easier to install the pads with the isolators into the caliper then slip the assembly over the rotor.

do put 500 miles on either the fronts or rears before swapping the other end. bed them and definitely make a run around the block after washing the car to dry the rotors/pads.

plan on 800 or so. Jason gets my dime at paragon. its a great time to do the bearings and CV joints if they haven't had a birthday in a while.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:08 AM
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Thanks to everybody who responded to my question!

I ended up asking my service guys to order a set of "frozen slotted rotors" for the front and OEM Porsche discs for the rear. In addition to EBC red pads.
What little I know about cryogenically treated metal is from my machinist friends who always talk about grain structure. They are supposed to last 2-3 times as long.
Lets hope they do!

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I was looking at getting a set of the plain Sebro rotors all around, but is there any advantage to those over just a set of Centric's for just spirited street driving?
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Sebro is an oem supplier.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:49 PM
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I just replaced the junk centric slotted with Sebro Plain rotors and the Sebro made a huge difference.
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So there is a definite difference in feel and stopping distance between the lower price Centric's, the mid price Raybestos' and the Sebro's? perfect. Then I'll go with the Sebro's.
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With ABS you should be tire-limited on stopping distance.

In my 968 cabrio a big factor was noise, it came to me with some OEM Pagid or Textar pads, not sure which. They were kinda grindy and I did not care for the noise. I installed my usual go-to, the PBR Metal Masters.
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Originally Posted by Jfrahm
With ABS you should be tire-limited on stopping distance.

In my 968 cabrio a big factor was noise, it came to me with some OEM Pagid or Textar pads, not sure which. They were kinda grindy and I did not care for the noise. I installed my usual go-to, the PBR Metal Masters.
Funny you say that. I guess brake feel is subjective. I found the oem pads to have great feedback in comparison to the PBR, which felt like cardboard to me. I preferred cleaning brake dust with oem pads over the PBR's which hardly ever dust.
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I do not think I said anything about dust or pedal feel?
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:10 AM
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Has anybody tried the EBC REDS.?? Expensive, wondering if they are worth it.

When it comes to the discs, I understand that one of the differences is the precision with which the stud mounting holes are drilled.

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Originally Posted by Jfrahm
I do not think I said anything about dust or pedal feel?
No, you are correct. You did not, but I did
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I'm not that worried about dust. Or noise, unless its excessive. Feel is important though.
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