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El Capitano

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Just looking for advice on the best rear pads for a 964.

The ones fitted at the moment have plenty of life in them, but are extremely noisey. They squeal very loud at low speed.
I haven't looked into the current pads fitted, perhaps they don't have a proper backing to them, they may well be cheap aftermarket pads.

Can anyone suggest some affordable, tried and tested pads for me to replace mine with?

Thanks


Edited by El Capitano on Saturday 6th October 21:29

El Capitano

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Anyone?

Brembo's are obviously the number one choice I suppose. But, at £100 I feel they are possibly a little steep.


On this link there is a choice between 'OEM brand' and 'Original Porsche' likely to be much difference?

http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/pt66_201_-cma81-cmo1...

What I don't want is to spend a little less and get the same issues as i'm having now. I know you get what you pay for quality wise, but right now am a little reluctant to spend £100 on some pads.

thegoose

7,583 posts

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The rear pads you need depends on the model and age, which that link doesn't seem to take into account. C4's and late C2's run the same pads in the rear as the front, whereas early C2's have smaller ones.

I'd suggest standard pads will do what you want. www.eurocarparts.com are doing 30% off at present (Google to confirm the promo code but I think it's 30NOW) and are showing Pagids. For this age of car they are the OE manufacturer - I once bought front pads from Porsche for a 968 (same as 964 front) and they were Pagid but in a Porsche box. Textar also made pads that are put in Porsche boxes.

freedman

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El Capitano said:
Anyone?

Brembo's are obviously the number one choice I suppose. But, at £100 I feel they are possibly a little steep.
I dont think Brembo are the No 1 choice for pads at all

Pagid/textar/EBC etc

All will be absolutely fine on road and certainly shouldnt give any noise issues

El Capitano

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Excellent.

Thanks. Will look into that promo code, sounds perfect

Incidentally, it's a 1991 C2 targa

Edited by El Capitano on Sunday 7th October 11:13

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r4_rick

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I've got textar's in mine front and rear from euro car parts, back in Jan 2011 they were £130.48 for both axles.

they do squeal a bit, i think euro car parts own both of these brands, so i wouldn't take their advice on the best pads to fit as being unbiased. I'm not sure textar are worth the premium over pagid ?, but no complaints as to their stopping power.

marky911

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Just be careful when buying from Euro. Some of the quality isn't what it once was.

I bought Pagid rears for my 964 Turbo and when they arrived the pad material area was a few millimeters less than the area of the disc that they should grip. This meant the discs would develop a big rusty lip around the outer edge over time.

I didn't fancy my nice new discs going that way so I returned the pads and paid an extra £40 or so for the Textar ones. These were fine and gripped the correct area on the disc, hence no big lip developing, so I'd say yes, the Textars are worth paying for. All the other makes apart from the Textars are owned under the ECP umbrella, so the Pagids and even the Bosch aren't necessarily that great anymore.

Euro is a great place to help run your Porsche on a sensible budget, just be sure to inspect the parts you purchase before fitting them.

I also has to return a disc due to the screw hole in the mounting face being out of position. They replaced it and it was fine but how the original even left the factory like I don't know. It had been drilled out of position to the bolt holes!?

ETA -

With regard to squealing be sure to replace the dampening discs to each piston.

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