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Old 07-22-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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Need new brakes soon

Got over 50k miles on my 2009 taco and need to get some new brake pads pretty soon. I want "the best." OK I know everyone has their own opinion on "the best" but can any of you mechanics and weekend warriors recommend any specific brake pads (manufacture and model)? I have a limited knowledge of equipment like brakes so I need some advice. Sure the OEM seem to be fine but what else is out there? I am not a rock crawling guy and most of my time is on roads but I do get off the hardtop every now and then and enjoy the mud, sand, and dirt. Also tow a small boat and trailers from time to time.

What does a few extra dollars buy you as far as brake pads go???
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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Spend more and they will last longer and not create as much dust. Your front rims won't look like they are covered in red dust. I usually go to Napa and buy their top of the line ceramic pads for my cars and trucks. I haven't done brakes on my Tacoma yet so I can't recommend any particular make or model.
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+1 on ceramic pads. I don't like turning rotors, less metal=faster heat up. I replace my rotors with pads. Brembo's are good. Top of the line napa is good too.
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