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I am taking my 718 Cayman S to Watkins Glen Labor day weekend. I have managed to find pads though The Little Speed Shop. I have heard the brake set up on theses cars is the same and the current Carerra S. The real calipers seem to be the basic Porsche design and I have found many video's showing DIY pad swaps, but I cannot find anything that looks similar to the front calipers. They don't seem to have the same pin system and have a closed top that would prevent the pads from coming out that way.

Has anyone seen a video that shows a DIY pad swap that appears to use the same front calipers as we have on these cars?
 

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It's really straight forward. if you need to watch a video to do these you probably shouldn't be installing your own pads. I just recently installed Pagid yellows all around pt. #'s: 8074RS29 and U2406RS29. Used Permatex ultra high temp brake grease on pins and pad backs. No screeching and tremendous brake performance. Torque caliper bolts at 45 ft lbs.
 

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jamesnobles,

What run group are you in? The stock pads are pretty good. I did a dozen or more track days in my 986S with no problems. Just be aware that a more aggressive pad will cause more wear on the rotors. I would rather replace pads more frequently than rotors.
 

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True, stock pads aren't too bad. I got 6 track days out of them. The rotors did need to be surfaced, but had no cracks. I run in advanced group and an instructor for HOD. I haven't been pushing the car terribly hard though. The Pagid's are noticeably better. They work fine on the street too. We'll see how long they last and if I can get one more round of pads on the rotors. Be aware that the Porsche Torque Vectoring option is very hard on rear pads. Mine wore slightly faster than the fronts. It does help the car rotate better in tight corners.
 

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True, stock pads aren't too bad. I got 6 track days out of them. The rotors did need to be surfaced, but had no cracks. I run in advanced group and an instructor for HOD. I haven't been pushing the car terribly hard though. The Pagid's are noticeably better. They work fine on the street too. We'll see how long they last and if I can get one more round of pads on the rotors. Be aware that the Porsche Torque Vectoring option is very hard on rear pads. Mine wore slightly faster than the fronts. It does help the car rotate better in tight corners.
6 days on the stock pads is quite good for the group you are in. That is good to hear they last so well!
 

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hi everyone, I recently upgraded my stock pads with PAGID yellows 8074RS29 and U2406RS29 on my 2018 CGTS. I used permatrex on the back and side of the pads. I also did a complete brake fluid replacement from what Porsche had in it to castrol SRF. The difference in initial bite and stopping power is really impressive, despite not much of a difference in pedal feel. However, I have noticed a small clunking noise from one of the rear wheels when I step OFF the brake pedal. It is not every time, but does happen often enough to be apparent. I did not hear any noise while pressing the pedal. The car stops fine and I dint notice any vibrations either. I checked the pads on that side and there seems to be a slight amount of movement side to side in the pad despite having the pin and the metal shim on it. Has anyone else encountered a similar problem and any solutions? Is it just a matter of pistons closing in with time since I opened them up during installation?

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FWIW... I had Pagid pads on my Audi TT with S3 single piston calipers. The Pagids always made a clunking sound as they moved around a bit on the caliper, even at slow speeds (garage parking and such). I personally didn't find a solution.
 

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Pagid Yellow are an endurance racing brake pad while the DS2500 is more of a street/track pad.
DS2500 CoF drops off of 0.4 after 450*C and keeps going down until it fades.
Pagid RS29 stays constant at 0.4 to 0.45 up to 700*C.

So basically the RS29 has a larger operating window than DS2500 if you're getting serious into lapping

I always thought Ferodo DS2500 were a good street/track pad. Anyone know how they compare to the yellows?
 

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I've actually gone to the Ferodo DS 3.12 race/track pad as I think it was Clark from Apex Performance that recommended them with the GiroDiscs. Seems to work well on the track and I don't notice any issues on the street. The feel on the street is a little less smooth but I mainly cruise on the street so light braking anyway.

Although, I did wonder if you need to warm these pads a little to get maximum braking.
 

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Im looking for a good pad for street and autocross. I want something with a more aggressive initial bite and higher COF but can still be modulated at the limit. Im not happy with the stock pads and R rubber. Got any suggestions? Its shocking they make so few front pads for the 718 S and GTS.
 

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How much do you care for brake squeal? Will you pad swap before events? And lastly, what is your budget?

Im looking for a good pad for street and autocross. I want something with a more aggressive initial bite and higher COF but can still be modulated at the limit. Im not happy with the stock pads and R rubber. Got any suggestions? Its shocking they make so few front pads for the 718 S and GTS.
 

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I drive the car on the street a lot so if the noise is mild I can probably deal with it. Realistically I wont swap the pads as we have events every other week or so and swapping pads that often would be a hassle! Budget is reasonable but I would need to see the value in spending serious $ on brake pads.
 
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