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Brake pads, what make?

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I need to change the rear pads on my 2004 2.7

The question is do I pay for Original Porsche parts or go with an alternative?

If I go with an alternative, which ones?

I am just a standard diver, no track days. Just everyday use.

Thanks for the help.

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In your case, I'd replace with stock Porsche pads.

Check the rotor thickness as these rotors typically cannot be resurfaced if there is much wear or significant grooving. If your rotors are at or near minimum thickness you might want to replace them while you're there. Extra $ but an important part of the car not worth puching limits with.

Also, replace the brake fluid if it hasn't been done in the past 18 months. It is a rather simple proceedure and well worth it - only $12 to $15 a liter for ATE blue or gold fluid. I alternate colors at each succesive change so that I can tell when the fluid in the line is new. Porsche recommends every two years. My friends who track their cars do it at least once a year depending on how often they are on the track.

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Try Mintex pads. They are probably the cheapest you can get yet they have a better coefficient of friction than the very expensive Brembo that Porsche wants you to buy. I have used Mintex on the track with no problems. The Brembos I used on the track built up material on the rotors and caused chatter.

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