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Brake rotors, pads, and fluid recommendations

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Its time to replace the front rotors on my '99 Boxster. Anyone have a recommendation on a set of replacement rotors, pads, and brake fluid? I do normal to work and pleasure driving, but no type of racing or Autocross. Thanks.

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No hard use then stock pads and fluid. No sense spending money for performance you will never need. If you can find a cheap set of frozen rotors, say $200 for a pair, then get them. You will probably never have to change your rotors again.

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No reason to stray from stock for pads/rotors. For fluid, any DOT4 fluid available in your local auto store will do.

Do a price comparison using your local dealer and RennTech board sponsor Sunset Imports (click for details) and you will be pleasnatly surprised how cost effective OEM parts can be.

Good Luck,


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The only reason that I would recommend frozen rotors is that they are cost effective, at least for solid rotors. An OEM rotor is $70-$100. The last set of frozen rotors that I got were $90 each shipped. I track my car a lot (20-30 days a year) and use pagid orange pads. I had to replace my last set of frozen rotors because they cracked. Before when I used oem rotors I had to replace them because they wore down to the wear limit. The wear limit is 2mm. When the frozen ones cracked I measured the wear. I had less than 0.5mm wear. I would have to go back and check but I know that they lasted much longer than a set of oem ones.

Now for street use I have heard of people having to replace oem rotors at around 30-40K miles because of wear. If you use frozen rotors you could probably go 2-3 times farther.

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Where did you get your frozen rotors? I know a few people swear by them and might give 'em a try next time I need replacements.


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I agree with the above recommendation of stock brakes and frozen rotors when new rotors are needed.

I personally went for ATE Super Blue. I don't see the downside in spending a few dollars more for a high performance brake fluid - especially when it comes in a pretty color that makes it easy to see when all the old fluid has been exchanged.

Track brakes have a downside on the street. Track brake fluid is fine for everyday use.

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The first set of rotors I got from www.frozenrotors.com. I think I paid $118 each. I just looked at the website and they are now $130 each. The second set I got from a guy in canada. The guy's name is Martin and his email is:


They were $205 canadian for the pair plus shipping. The total was about $185 US. I have not communicated with him for a year so I do not know if he is still in business.

I think the frozenrotor ones had anodized or painted hats. The canadian ones are uncoated.

I have gone through at least one set of pagid oranges on the latest set. There is no ridge at the edge of the rotor yet.

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