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Old 11-27-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Brake pads for 997.1 S, RS29 or has the world moved on?

I have used Pagid Yellow for 8 years now and they are great but just wondering if the world has moved on or not, are there better pads out there?
Since I use the car for street as well I could do with less brake dust and squeal if there are other pads performing in the same ballpark.

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Old 11-27-2016, 03:43 PM   #2
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I used to run Pagid RS29's but the Performance Friction 08's seem much better to me. More progressive bite. The RS29's always felt more like on / off switches to me and engage my ABS more.
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Magnus or HB, are you guys using r-comps?
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:59 PM   #4
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I'm not. I'm running Yokohama AD08R's. About as sticky a street tire as they come. I have to be careful not to lock them up so I think the PC08's would be a great fit for Nittos or similar. I can hit them hard all day at Laguna and no fade at all. I'm probably using 70% of their potential.
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I'm not. I'm running Yokohama AD08R's. About as sticky a street tire as they come. I have to be careful not to lock them up so I think the PC08's would be a great fit for Nittos or similar. I can hit them hard all day at Laguna and no fade at all. I'm probably using 70% of their potential.
With a good bedding, i have NO squeal and little dust with PFC11s .... pagid blacks RS14 are probably the best bet if you are doing a few track days a year.... PM me for a bedding procedure...... RS29s are an endurance pad... good for long life, but not the best for braking bite. I would think they are the best for least dust too.
its a long time wives tale that these racing pads dont work on the street. the only think they can do is squeal more if not bedded properly. but they have more than enough grip and bite to be safe on the street. this is 20 years of racing talking here, and driving the car to and from the track up until the last year or so.
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:58 PM   #6
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Race Technologies RE10. Switched from PFC08s after several years during which I was very happy with the PFCs. Tried the RE10 based on recommendation from RLer who tracks a 991 RS down here. Very similar performance but they last longer as do my Girodiscs. On my 3rd set of fronts, second set of rears.

Also much quieter on the street between events which is a plus.
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I was mistaken, I was running Pagid RS19's not RS29's. Not sure what difference that makes but I'm sure it does.
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Regarding squeal, The Pagid's were so bad that I would swap back to OE pads between events which made bedding them in before each event a hassle. The PFC08's are fine for and generally ony squeal on the street if they're babied too much. I know if they squeal too much I've been driving to much in traffic and need to get on a canyon run quick.
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I was mistaken, I was running Pagid RS19's not RS29's. Not sure what difference that makes but I'm sure it does.
near the same issue. a very hard pad . tough to bed as well

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Regarding squeal, The Pagid's were so bad that I would swap back to OE pads between events which made bedding them in before each event a hassle. The PFC08's are fine for and generally ony squeal on the street if they're babied too much. I know if they squeal too much I've been driving to much in traffic and need to get on a canyon run quick.
pfc 08s are good ... more of a combo pad, but it shouldn't squeal either. the worst pads ive bedded on car not normally tracked was the EBC oranges. (like a RS29 or 19 or 4-4-4) it's all in getting the rotors VERY friendly with the pads, and cooking the resins out of the pad.
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Old 11-29-2016, 09:35 PM   #10
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I tried a set of Carbotech XP20 the other the day based on a recommendation and my initial impression was that they felt really really good.
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Using Nitto-NT01 and Hoosier A7s.
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RS 19 and 29 "yellows" are both endurance pads. Very kind to rotors.

If you are looking for "bite" then there are other (notice I didn't say better) choices.

Pad selection depends on your use, track demands, car, preference, and skill level.
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Just make sure that you match your pads to the tires you are running. A more aggressive pad needs a stickier tire for you to utilize it.
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Thanks for all the input, I went with PFC08s.
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