I changed my pads at 55k and i think i caused the cailper to seize. The outside pads never functioned and that lead to premature wear of the inside pad on the driver side. Its down to the metal now and my rotors are toast.
Lesson learned. Make sure your caliper slides properly.
So.... any options on getting longer life out of the pads and rotors? I do tow often and comparing my pad life to yours isnt practical. You could live in Kanasas where there isnt a hill to be seen and drive 55 mph and slow roll to a red light while I drive in the high hills of Upstate NY and the mean streets of NYC where its speed to the next kight before some cabbie side swipes you.
Ive seen the comments that the factory set up is pretty good. Its a 2008 4x4 double cab. I think I read they are a 4 piston caliper. That is only trumps by a 6 caliper but the cost doesnt seem to benefit the advantage.
Now the rotors and the pads, thats different. Ive read about combos from EBC and other companies. Any info on that?
I also read that a meaty rotor is better than the vented/slotted cause the potential for warping is a real issue for someone who dunks the truck in water. So if I spend the day driving up and down the hills and the brakes get heated then drive through a little stream or small creek the hot to cold action could warp those pretty racing rotors. Any info?
Im thinkings about going with the EBC rotors
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EBC-UPR7237/ $58 each free shipping
and the Green Pads
Now the $109 brakes pads seems crazy to me. Bu tthe rotors seem like a great price. Especially since they offer free shipping (plus I have a $25 off my next order coupon).
Anyone have any advice on this matter?