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Brake pads from Mintex, experience?


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If you want to use them legally in Germany on public roads, they need to be approved by the German equivalent of the Federal Motor Vehicle Authority, the KBA (Kraftfahrtbundesamt). You can tell by the KBA-Number stamped on the back of the pads. Otherwise you'll void the vehicle's operation permit (Betriebserlaubnis).

Don't know if that's of relevance to you ...

Cheers,

Uwe

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"Now you can put these top-quality, asbestos-free pads to work for your Porsche! Constructed of sixteen materials to ensure proper braking response for each specific application, Mintex Brake Pads also conform to the European standard for aftermarket brake pads, carrying the E mark of approval."

would this be enough?

cheers,

//T

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Official statement from Mintex:

"Regulation 90 Approvals are being granted by many European Government Authorities, although only the following countries designate R90 in a legal capacity:

Germany will accept R90 as an alternative to national requirements.

Is the mark standard the same as the German National Standard (KBA)?

No, the E mark standard is higher than the KBA standard because it incorporates additonal "speed sensitivity tests" not needed for KBA. It is possible a pad could pass KBA and fail the E test."

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Spend some time on google. Brake pad material. Coefficient of friction. Brake pad material. Chase test. Here is a link to get you started. http://www.epsparts.com/category/chassisnumbertable/

The company name means nothing to me. A large friction material company will buy up other companies and continue to use the smaller company name. There are only about 26 possible ingredients used to make a brake pad material. The bottom line is the friction ratings based on the Chase test and the application. Racing, performance, sport names mean nothing to me as it is marketing.

Find out the 2 letter rating on the back of the pad. The pic is the Boxster factory pad. It has Porsche and Brembo logos but is made by Galfer. The rating is FF. We have put in FE aftermarket pads which is about a third of the cost simply because it is not sold by Porsche. We have also put in GG Hawk pads.

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Hi,

looks like Mintex are actually part of TDM Friction, one the main manufacturers of brake pads and friction materials in Europe, who also own the Textar (996 brake pad OEM) and Pagid brands.

Cheers,

Uwe

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Hi,

looks like Mintex are actually part of TDM Friction, one the main manufacturers of brake pads and friction materials in Europe, who also own the Textar (996 brake pad OEM) and Pagid brands.

Cheers,

Uwe

Yep, from their own site. Same parent company.

http://www.tmdfriction.co.uk/index.html

Looks like TDM friction owns a few brand names.

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I have used them on older PORSCHE Like my 930 and a 84 911. They work pretty good and give off less brake dust on your wheels than the OE. However I found that they do not work as well when cold. I remember using it for an auto x and could not brake for the first turn. They need to bre heated up first, but that is a problem for many HP pads. Overall they are a fine replacement pad. I think I would probably use the Hawk for my 996

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