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Old 06-06-2002, 07:11 PM   #1
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Anyone using Porterfield RS4 Brake pads?

Just wondering if anyone out there is using Porterfield RS4 brake pads ? Have you had any problems ?

Any effect on your OEM rotors from these Kevlar pads in the long run?

How about extensive squeaking?

thanks in advance...

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Old 06-06-2002, 08:03 PM   #2
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Pads

I found the Porterfields to be harsh on rotors but good at light braking tracks such as Lime Rock Park. On the street, they squeal, leave a little more dust than stock, and seem to wear out rotors a little faster than stock pads.

Are you looking for a strictly street pad or a dual purpose street/track pad for your first few driver schools? The R4S is more of a dual purpose pad.


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Old 06-06-2002, 08:52 PM   #3
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Re: Pads

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I found the Porterfields to be harsh on rotors but good at light braking tracks such as Lime Rock Park. On the street, they squeal, leave a little more dust than stock, and seem to wear out rotors a little faster than stock pads.

Are you looking for a strictly street pad or a dual purpose street/track pad for your first few driver schools? The R4S is more of a dual purpose pad.


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    Old 06-07-2002, 02:21 PM   #4
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    Re: Pads

    THanks for the info TeamDFL,

    Yeah, I am looking at a dual purpose brake pad setup. My main reason to switch my pads was to get LESS brake dust and so I wanted to go with AXXIS, but the guy at the auto shop suggested I go with Porterfields coz they are *better* than Axxis and leave the same amount of dust as the Axxis, but perform better.

    I definitely DO NOT want squeaking and want to keep my rotors healthy. I already switched to Porterfields and I am getting a lot of squeaking and its driving me nuts. If these pads are not going to perform as I was told, what worth are they for street? I don't goto the track with my convt, so there goes that advantage !

    Whats your opinion on AXXIS ?

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    I found the Porterfields to be harsh on rotors but good at light braking tracks such as Lime Rock Park. On the street, they squeal, leave a little more dust than stock, and seem to wear out rotors a little faster than stock pads.

    Are you looking for a strictly street pad or a dual purpose street/track pad for your first few driver schools? The R4S is more of a dual purpose pad.


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    Old 06-07-2002, 04:27 PM   #5
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    Axxis/pagid pad combo wore my rotors out fast!!!! I installed them with 11k miles on the car, I now have 19.5k and all 4 of my rotors are warped, and I'm replacing them today as a matter of fact. They are very harsh on the rotors. Just don't except warranty to cover your rotors, they wouldn't cover mine, but it's not a big deal since stock rotors are very cheap...


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