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Old 04-04-2004, 11:05 AM
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190E Front Brakes.

The 190 E needs front brakes. (The girls are hard on equipment) (Description of the problem = "It sounds like it is Hungry")

Anyway, looks like I have the choice of:

EBC pads and Brembo rotors from Tire Rack

Or any combination of: (From Pelican/Driveworks)

ATE Powerdisc

PBR Delux
PBR Metal Master

Quiet operation and decent life with OEM or better performace are the critera, low dust would be great as well.

Any thoughts?

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Old 04-04-2004, 02:58 PM
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Go with ANY pad BUT EBC.
I hear too many people having their rotors eaten-up by EBC.
Had PBR Metalmaster once, and experienced the same problem.
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:25 PM
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I would use either the Balo or Brembo rotors for good OEM quality.

I personally always use Textar pads on the front and rear. They perform well, are quiet and smooth, and are messy.

I do not think you would be happy with the EBC pads, although I have heard mixed opinions about them.
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Old 04-04-2004, 04:48 PM
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I'm using ATE pad's with ATE power slots for over a year now. Not sure they are low dust but they seem to be very grippy and I am happy with them so far
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Old 04-05-2004, 09:57 PM
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well based on this, some replied on the porsche boards and some searching, I ordered Balo and Textar.

Hopefully they will serve well.
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Old 04-05-2004, 10:43 PM
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PBR Deluxe are long lived, low dust, no squeal, and easy on the rotors, but require more pedal effort.


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