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    Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Shopping for new pads for daily driving use only, no track, and it seems like most manufacturers only have listings for the S but nothing for GTS models. Can anyone recommend and low dusting street pad? I used to have Carbotech 1521 on another car land liked those.

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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    The pads are the same on the S and GTS
    2016 Boxster GTS. 6MT, X73. NORPCA, Misery Bay SCCA.

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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Best low dust street pad is OEM Porsche.

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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by RickH View Post
    Best low dust street pad is OEM Porsche.
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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by RickH View Post
    Best low dust street pad is OEM Porsche.
    But why?


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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Been looking at the Carbotech, Akebono, Porterfield (not really low dust as I've had the R4S on another car) and none seem to have fitments for the GTS but I'll try using the S as my search criteria instead and maybe I'll find something.

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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Wish pagid had a fitting.

    We need to wire the pad sensors off?


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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by shivaswrath View Post
    Wish pagid had a fitting.

    We need to wire the pad sensors off?


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    For the sensors, I created stubs. Cut the sensor wires, soldered the two ends together and used heat shrink tubing to make them look nice. Since I track the car frequently, and swap pads out, I just leave the stubs on.

    I run Pagids RSL29's on my 981 BS, which I believe have the same brakes, unless you have PCCB. They are noisy as heck on the street. I don't recommend them for daily driving. You have to get track heat in them to make them stop squeaking, but they will glaze again after a couple days of use on the street.

    I am trying out PFC 08's for the track and I've left them on to give them a try during daily drive use. Not nearly as noisy as the Pagids. Seem slightly noisier than OEM, but I don't have shims on them. With shims they may be comparable.

    They performed comparably to the Pagids on the track, but toasted my RBF600 brake fluid. I have a separate thread on this that I'll update with longevity and rotor wear as I get more track time on them. https://www.planet-9.com/981-cayman-...-rsl-29-a.html

    The initial bite from either Pagid's or PFC's is a lot more intense than OEM.
    2014 Boxster S - Racing Yellow, Sport Chrono, PASM, PTV, PDK, 3rd radiator, Cobb Stage 1 tune (Pagid RSL29's & Nitto NT-01's on the track)

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    Re: Are the brakes on the S and GTS the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by ledbette View Post
    For the sensors, I created stubs. Cut the sensor wires, soldered the two ends together and used heat shrink tubing to make them look nice. Since I track the car frequently, and swap pads out, I just leave the stubs on.

    I run Pagids RSL29's on my 981 BS, which I believe have the same brakes, unless you have PCCB. They are noisy as heck on the street. I don't recommend them for daily driving. You have to get track heat in them to make them stop squeaking, but they will glaze again after a couple days of use on the street.

    I am trying out PFC 08's for the track and I've left them on to give them a try during daily drive use. Not nearly as noisy as the Pagids. Seem slightly noisier than OEM, but I don't have shims on them. With shims they may be comparable.

    They performed comparably to the Pagids on the track, but toasted my RBF600 brake fluid. I have a separate thread on this that I'll update with longevity and rotor wear as I get more track time on them. https://www.planet-9.com/981-cayman-...-rsl-29-a.html

    The initial bite from either Pagid's or PFC's is a lot more intense than OEM.


    I use Ferodo DS2500 pads. Great on the track, no squealing on the street. Get them from Clark at Apex Performance (no affiliation, just a nice mom/pop shop) and ask for the PCA discount. Here's the P/N reference for Porsche:

    https://apexperformance.net/ferodo-porsche/
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