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2021/08/05 13:47:30 (permalink)

Brake pads for Track Days

Hi all
Having recently got back into my track days, my 991.2 GTS needs new pads.
Are there any recommendations over the Porsche standard pads (which do seem good). I use it 60% road and 40% track. Doing around 6/10 track days a year.  
Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Brake pads for Track Days 2021/08/05 14:13:19 (permalink)
I am trying PFC 331 front and 332 rear pads on GT3 bases on drive coach recommendation - they’ll be fitted for Club Brands track day early September

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Re: Brake pads for Track Days 2021/08/05 16:41:03 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby drivesabit 2021/08/06 11:29:51
Hi David
you do not say what brake discs are fitted to your car, but assuming they are steel (not Ceramic), and based on the number of Track Days you are doing, it might be worth trying Performance Friction Pads. Below is an extract from Richard Ledger a product expert who I have worked with & had success on Track with PF Brake Components.
Porsche do not manufacture their own brake pads. Many Porsche Cars are originally supplied with Pagid Brake Pads. I hope this helps.
Please let me know what you decide & how you get on. Thanks.
All the best
Gary Marsh
A Need 4 Speed Ltd 
PS To assist Drivers with good Racing Lines, I am starting to post Videos & build a "library" of Track Day laps on my Website. 
Attached is an updated summary of pads for the Porsche 991.2. Most are on order with the factory, but our current stocks are pretty thin, I’m afraid.
Our 08 (high temperature / endurance) compound is not available for the 991.2. However, the new 331 / 332 compounds would work very well. We have these on order, but I will check for a build / delivery date.
331 is the next generation of PFC endurance material. The 331 Carbon Metallic ® compound has been developed with higher initial bite than PFC's renowned 08 endurance compound. The 331 has improved release, and continues to offer exceptional control and feel. The PFC 331 boasts low wear rate and exceptional disc conditioning.
332 has been formulated with lower bite and torque for rear applications. With smooth release, the 332 offers excellent stability and control. With exceptionally low wear rates, the 332 has been designed to work with ABS applications.
I think that most recent purchases of these pads will have been for immediate sale, but the usual possibilities of stockists would be Design 911, Parr Motorsport or RPM Technik. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss this in more detail. Keep safe and well.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Cordiali saluti / 敬具 / With best regards
Richard Ledger
Account Manager
Performance Friction Europe
Tel:      0044 1295 221 025
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Re: Brake pads for Track Days 2021/08/06 21:12:25 (permalink)
Hi Gary 
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. You are correct in that the brakes are steel. I will investigate the options you were kind enough to provide. My car is booked in with Precision Porsche to fit the new pads in early Sept. I will select some in advance to be fitted then. 
If anyone is interested(?), I will be happy feedback once I've been on track again (Castle Coombe 23rd of Sept).
Anyhoo, thanks again Gary.
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Re: Brake pads for Track Days 2021/10/19 14:37:01 (permalink)
Actually, in response to this post, it is not as easy as it seems.  Only front PFC brake pads are available for a 991.2 - and also you have to fit gyro discs which no one could guarantee would match-up 100%. Also, there are no PFC brake pads available yet for 991 rears. So I ended up back at the OPC.
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