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Just ordered my track pads for our upcoming track day. This company has been great to work with and steve spent a lot of time with me including looking at other compounds available. I ordered the Porterfield R-4 again, not R4-S which are not a race compound. He also could supply the Raybestos ST 43 but at a price of $269 I decided to run the R4 again.
The net for the R4 was $164 with shipping.
http://www.lpiracing.com/Saab-9000-Turbo-R-4-Porterfield-Brake-Pad-AP403-11754p112319.htm
 

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Great Falls, Montana

Home base is Great Falls, Montana. Our closest track for lapping sessions is at Lewistown, Mt where I do three events a year with the Porsche Club (PCA). It is a 2.5 mile road course, less like a race track than a road circuit that is set up for driver training exercises and run by the state office of public instruction (OPI).
Speeds over 150 MPH are possible on the circuit. It is very tough on brakes. We usually have 40 to 60 cars for our two day events. We also frequent Spokane, Seattle, Salt Lake and Portland. I don't personally do any actual racing events anymore except for an occasional autocross or hillclimb.
http://bsk.pca.org/Lewistown_files/frame.htm
 

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I suppose I'll have to give those a shot. I really liked the ST43 on our lemons car (and they have held up amazingly to some very heavy abuse, and performed without a hiccup). They never even smelled like hot brakes coming into the pits.

But yeah, at around $100 cheaper per pair it might be worth giving them a shot! Let us know how they hold up.
 
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