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???