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I have 46k miles on my 2007 RRS SC and the front pads need to be replaced. I am strickly an on road driver (no off roading). What do you recommend for pads? The OEM Brembos, or is there a better brand you would recommend? I have read all the threads on how to replace them myself, any other tips or is there any pictures or video I can learn from?
 

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I would stick with the stock Brembo pads.
 

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But do the Portfields squeek?
 

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I've found out that its the rotors that cause the squeal\squeak. There is a glaze that forms that causes it. None of my other cars do it on the poterfields.

After about 10k miles you may get a squeal - take the RRS to about 45 mph and step hard on the brakes - do it about 2x and it removes the glaze. Or just take some sandpaper to your rotors and slightly remove the glaze and that should cure the issue.
 

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Frisco_TX_RRS said:
I've found out that its the rotors that cause the squeal\squeak. There is a glaze that forms that causes it. None of my other cars do it on the poterfields.

After about 10k miles you may get a squeal - take the RRS to about 45 mph and step hard on the brakes - do it about 2x and it removes the glaze. Or just take some sandpaper to your rotors and slightly remove the glaze and that should cure the issue.
Good point.

Sometimes the non-stock pads are not chamfered on the leading edge. Not sure if the Porterfields are or are not. Putting a light 1/8" chamfer on them with a disc grinder sometimes helps. Also, put some high temp lube on the backing plate when installing--it eventually wears off but until then it quiets things down.
 

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Thanks-will the Porterfields last longer than the stock pads? That would be a huge plus.
 

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Based on the same style of driving as the oem pads - It does. I've got more close to 50% left after close to 30K. MY were nearly worn at 25K. Big + would be less dust as well. Makes cleaning your wheels much easier.
 

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Frisco_TX_RRS said:
Based on the same style of driving as the oem pads - It does. I've got more close to 50% left after close to 30K. MY were nearly worn at 25K. Big + would be less dust as well. Makes cleaning your wheels much easier.
That's actually pretty good because it would be more in-sync with the wear rate on the front rotor. If you get a pad like that which can hold up for 45K miles then the rotor would be closer to the wear limit. As it is the rotor still has life when you need to change the stock Ferodo pads.
 
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