Since my OEM pads were almost worn out at 26k I decided to replace them with Porterfield R4S pads along with new front rotors. The Porterfields are almost the exact opposite of the OEM pads. The OEMs grab almost too hard at first but then fade somewhat. The Porterfields are the other way, much more controlled on tip-in but then they really scrub off the speed when you lay on them. The other big benefit is that they put out about 10% of the brake dust so I don't have dirty wheels all the time. A good upgrade IMHO.