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    Brake pads, quality review

    Hello. It's time for new brake pads on my 911 C2. I got 50K km out of my original pads (about 35K miles). (black calippers) Does anyone have good or bad experience with the brands available out there? I'm thinking wear and tear, dust, rust, sound and performance. I'll need to have my discs resurfaced at a professional shop before putting the new pads in. Regards. Matti...

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    OEM baby...

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    Hello again.  

    I'm afraid that my discs are worn to the limit so I need a full brakes renewal.

    Does anyone know where is the best place to shop OEM discs/pads/dampers/install kit?  Any recomendation on upgrades while I'm at it?


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    The dealer?

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    Oh.  I kinda had that one comming SciFrog Smiley

    I recalled an article on 996 brakes from a Porsche magazine I have called 911&Porsche World.  I found the correct issue from may 2007.  There it says that half of the original rotors for both the Boxter and 996 are very prone to rusting on the inner face depending on from which of the 2 OEM factories the rotors originates.  There is no way of telling which one you've got until the rusting starts!!!  This is the case with my rotors so....

    Why should I buy OEM if there is a 50/50 chance I'll end up having to replace everything again after another 4 years/45000km?  If it does not affect the braking of the car and the brakes stay quiet (no squeeling please!!) I dont see the point. 

    My dealer here in Iceland is so expensive that it would pay off to fly to England or even USA and pick up a set of OEM brake-kit not to mention any of the aftermarket brands.  So because of this my view is if the brakes stay quiet I would rather replace everything with an aftermarket brand every 2-3 years.  I believe that the braking performance of non rust-infested aftermarket rotors must be better than of a rust-infested OEM ones in 2-3 years time!

    Any opinions?


     
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