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2008 CS. No idea what pads are on there but they seem to have almost no bite. I had some Porsche specialists drive the car when I first got it and they said they were fine and plenty strong.

I just haven't been able to get used to them. I may just do a flush and pad change.

What pads are recommended for the street that have a strong initial bite?
 

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They may just be glazed over (assuming the thickness is good). If the previous owner was too gentle with the car. Remember these cars, and the OEM pads that come with them, are designed for spirited driving. Try giving them a good workout and see if that helps.

I personally use Posi Quiet Semi-Metallic Brake Pads for street. They are quiet, dirt cheap, low dust and have good bite for street driving.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've had the car for a while now, around 5k miles including some blasts in the mountains so I don't believe the current setup is going to get any better.
 

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I'll second the stop tech sport pads. They're pretty damn good for a street pad.
Yeah, I didn't expound in my thread, but they're not expensive, wear well (I got 2 events at COTA & Indy out of a set), normal dust, and don't chew up your rotors.
 

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Possible (even likely) the previous owner put something other than OE pads on the car.

In my past experience with both my 944 and my Cayenne... the OE pads are the best for everything but track use. They dust a lot, and are expensive... having compared the OE's to Pagid, Textar, PFC, Hawk, and Stoptech.... OE's win by a landslide.

My Cayman was delivered to me with track pads on it - and they gave me a box of Stoptechs for street use. I just installed them the other day (on fresh rotors) and they're pretty "dull" feeling. I'll probably yank them and buy a set of OE's from Sunset/Suncoast.
 

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I thought my 987.1 on stock pads was a bit dead feeling, too.

Since the car was new to me, I had stainless steel brake lines installed, with GT3 master cylinder and new brake/clutch fluid. Made a world of difference.

I'm just used to upgrading to SS lines on motorcycles. The short length of lines here probably wouldn't allow for much swell and inefficiency, but with 11 year old rubber, it seemed prudent anyway.
 

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I've used the Pagid Yellows for the track, with a complete flush, braided brake lines and GT3 scoops, I've been very happy with the brakes. I'm considering going the GT3 master cylinder route. They've climbed in price, but something I think will firm up the pedals a bit.
 

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I thought my 987.1 on stock pads was a bit dead feeling, too.

Since the car was new to me, I had stainless steel brake lines installed, with GT3 master cylinder and new brake/clutch fluid. Made a world of difference.

I'm just used to upgrading to SS lines on motorcycles. The short length of lines here probably wouldn't allow for much swell and inefficiency, but with 11 year old rubber, it seemed prudent anyway.
This. I did the GT3 MC+Duct Spoilers, Stop Tech Stainless lines, RBF - felt like a new system. I'm still on the fence about a pad upgrade. Need something for DEs
 

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2008 CS. No idea what pads are on there but they seem to have almost no bite. I had some Porsche specialists drive the car when I first got it and they said they were fine and plenty strong.

I just haven't been able to get used to them. I may just do a flush and pad change.

What pads are recommended for the street that have a strong initial bite?
Just saw this. I've used the Cayman R pads in my '07 Boxster S, front only. They appear to have maybe 10% more bite than OE pads, with just the faintest squeal. Great daily and I've used them at several DE's. Except on a really hot day they were fine there too. Suncoast sells them as a dropin kit.
 
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