I posted this in an earlier brake thread but it just got buried and unaddressed.
I need new pads ASAP. I measured my rotors and, assuming i did it correctly, they are 21.5 mm thick which is only 1/4th of the way towards out of spec. However, can you mate something like the hawk LTS or the Porterfeild z26 with the stock rotors with positive results? I don't want to pay for good pads if the stock rotors will hold any of their benefits back.
I wasn't able to measure the run-out, nor do I know how to check if they are warped. But when I come to a stop, I do get this sensation like the caliper is applying force to the rotor in an on/off/on/off fashion. It kind of jerks to a stop, as if some type of retarded ABS is at work. Maybe that's a sign that I should get new rotors after all? Or it could be a pad thing, idk frankly.
I haven't checked the rear shoes yet, but i'd like to get them anyway since if i don't need them now, i'll need them eventually. For the rear do I need anything besides the shoes? I see wheelers sells the shoes, as well as some sort of "rear brake set". http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/tacomabrakes.htm