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Brake Pads

One final bit of advice is call Performance Braking Ltd. Not only do they supply Pagids at the cheapest price I can find, the guy is a bladdy nice bloke and can give a wealth of good advice re application....
My 964RS is a recent purchase from last Autumn. I managed a couple of track days last year and am pleased with the setup and handling of the car. The brakes have been upgraded to 993RS spec with big reds on the front and "smaller" reds on the back. The front pads are getting close to needing replacement. The rear pads are OK and the disks are probably OK for another set of pads. Current front and rear pads are made by Textar, a name I've not come across before. Having read this Brake pads thread, I'm tempted to go for Pagid greys but wondered what advice the experts might have for me?

  • Should I mix Pagid fronts with Textar rears or should I replace pads all round?
  • Is going for Pagid greys overkill with Big Reds?
  • Should I bit the bullet and replace the disks too?
  • How bad is the squeeling on Pagid greys?
Let me know what you think.
Textar are I believe the same as the OEM pads (ie Textar make Porsche pads). A mate ran these for a few years on his 993rs and was more than happy. They are not as aggressive as Pagids obviously. He was also running a mix of pagids and textars on front/back last weekend to no noticeable detriment, but not recommended as you change relative braking balance and locking up one set of tyres ahead of another can be bad!
Main difference is the size! The 101330156 are Textar rears, 2095302 are Textar front (for a RS)
Ian, to ensure you get the right ones for the 964RS just give Matthew at Type911 a call and he'll sort you out. I was very happy with HP2000 on my 964 so have just put them on my Cayman R in readiness for the RS day. Getting the right ones was a bit confusing but Matthew sorted it out for me.
Thanks Matthew,
That explains it. To be fair one of the websites I viewed (Eurocarparts, I think) listed that one as fronts. So it seems like only one compound/type of Textar.


That's obviously one and the same Matthew (above!) I'll give him a call and order some, probably the HP2000s which are currently on and proved to be ideal.

(Matthew, if you're going to Oulton Park on Friday please feel free to bring some along if convenient and I'll buy them off you, Steve would point me out.

They fit the front on standard 964, some websites are confusing to say the least!

I wont be venturing away from BR3 until summer!

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