Porterfield R4-S Brake Pads (1165)


If you’re using your car for normal or spirited driving and want the best dust-free pads around, look no further than the Porterfield R4-S. These pads have an absurdly low level of dust and are incredibly quiet, making them ideal for someone that doesn’t need to worry about aggressive driving or track days.

The product image comparing the new R4 pad to the used R4-S pad show show heavily chamfered the R4-S is. The chamfering ensures the R4-S pads are smooth and silent, but reduces the surface area of the pad. While this is design is ideal for street use, the reduced surface area limits this pad’s ability to handle track duty.

A great way to handle both easy street driving and hardcore track days is to have a set of both the R4-S and R4 pads, and swap between as needed for street and track use.

SKU: R4S-AP1165 Categories: ,

Important Notes

Sold as a set of four pads: two for each caliper, which is enough for both front or both rear calipers.
Click here for rear brake pads for a 2005-2012 DB9 or V8 Vantage.
Click here for front brake pads for a 2nd century car (DB11 or Vantage) with iron rotors (non-carbon/CCM).

These pads are not suitable for brakes with carbon/CCM rotors.

I highly recommend only using matching brake pads. That is, if you need to replace your OEM front pads and want to use the R4-S pads, you should replace all the pads, even if the OEM rear pads are still okay.

Wear Sensors: These brake pads do accommodate the brake pad wear sensors.

Fitment Guide

2005-2012 V8 Vantage and DB9, front*
2017+ DB11, non-CCM rotors, rear
2019+ Vantage, non-CCM rotors, rear

* 2012 was a transition year for the DB9 and V8 Vantage. The DB9 switched to a completely different braking system with CCM (carbon) rotors and the V8 Vantage switched to a 6-piston front brake system. In each of these cases, these brake pads are not suitable for cars with the updated brake systems.

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 4 × 4 in

Parts Information

Make Model Year
Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) 2020
Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) 2021
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2005
Aston Martin DB9 2005
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2006
Aston Martin DB9 2006
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2007
Aston Martin DB9 2007
Aston Martin DB9 2008
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2008
Aston Martin DB9 2009
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2009
Aston Martin DB9 2010
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2010
Aston Martin DB9 2011
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2011
Aston Martin DB9 2012
Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2012
Aston Martin DB11 2017
Aston Martin DB11 2018
Aston Martin DB11 2019
Aston Martin DB11 2020
Aston Martin DB11 2021
Aston Martin Vantage (AM6) 2019

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