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Old July 15th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Which brake pads? My head is spinning

I need a new set of front pads and I'm going to do them myself. The local stealer here north of the 49th wants CAN$170+ for the OEM pads. Looking on the internet, there's a dizzying array of manufacturers (apparently) and pads to choose from:

Textar (FF) CAN$170, US$106, 100, 78, 106
ATE US$76, 71, 82
Mintex (EE) $US58, 53, 58, 69?
Mintex Silver metallic US$96
Pagid US$84, 79, 78, 70
PBR US$64, 60
PBR (EE?) US$73, 68
PBR ceramic US$84, 78
Centric semi-metallic US$75
EBC red, ceramic US$102
Porsche (Brembo) US$136
Porsche US$77, 97

I don't track the car and am just looking for reasonably good performance on the street without a lot of dusting. Oh, and I'm not into drilling holes for the wear sensors - the pads have to come with the holes.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks. Norm
2001 Base boxster, 5 speed
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Old July 15th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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I just installed Pagid Blacks. Pretty OEM...maybe a slight upgrade. Medium dust but definitely install the anti squeal pads. Just a few dollars more. The Pagids do have the sensor holes.
Bill (WA)

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