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Ceramic brake pads

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Zerofear66, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Apr 25, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    Zerofear66

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    What's the benefit of using them?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    higher fade resisitance.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    They gooder
     
  4. Apr 26, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    I didnt notice any big difference between my Akebono ceramics and oem pads. Maybe more dust coming off the ceramics. If there is a difference, its that they seem to bite better when I first start to depress the pedal, but that could be from new brake fluid or just my imagination.
     
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    They bite more when new, but they feel about normal after a hundred miles or so. What ever kind of pads were put on my truck are dusty as hell though.
     
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    ceramic pads are mostly for performance applications, like a sport or street racing car. They can withstand high temperatures (very useful for intensive use and against heat-induced brake fading) and are quieter than metallic brake pads. Their only downside is in freezing cold sub-zero temperatures, they don't perform as well


    That does not mean you shouldn't put ceramic them on your daily driver, you will just not really see a difference
     
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    Its kinda like saying "Synthetic oil is only good for high performance cars". Thats the old motto.
     
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    You get to change your rotors more often, but they do have a higher tolerance for heat.
     
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    Meh, it costs the same, if not more to turn rotors these days versus replacing them. :notsure: May aswell replace them at every brake job.
     
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    Dang what kind of rotors you buying???
     
  11. Apr 26, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    Brembo blanks. But you can get the autozone brand for cheaper. I personally wouldnt turn a rotor even if it was the cheapest option out there. Not alot of places do it anymore, and those that do usually involve some highschool kid that doesnt give a rats ass about the quality of his work, then they overcharge for it. You only gotta do brakes once every few years, may aswell replace the rotor while youre in there.
     
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    That's simply not true. What brembo blanks are even close to the cost of turning rotors?
     
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    Brembo blanks are more expensive. But you can get cheapos at the parts stores that would be more in line with turning your old ones.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    I've turned tons of rotors. I'd much rather turn rotors rather then using cheapos. Plenty of high end cars claim you cant turn rotors and have to replace. The tacoma is not one of these vehicles. As long as the rotor is in spec as far as depth, why would you toss perfectly good rotors? - And worse, replace them with cheapos.
     
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    Dunno where you live, but I live where rotors rust to your hub quick. Getting them off usually means destroying them with a bfh. And its nice to get some rust free ones on to replace them.
     
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    OEM pads are ceramic. Akebono would be my 2nd if not equal choice. I recall reading somewhere that Akebono manufactures the OEM pad for Toyota but can’t verify that.
     
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    LoL Akebono ceramics are one of Toyota's OEM options. You may have had them to begin with.
     
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    Doubt it. The oem pads required shims, the akebonos didnt. I wanna say sumitomo makes the oem 1st gen brakes from what Ive read. Akebono may be used on other models however.
     
  19. Apr 27, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    Thanks for all the replies! I went with drilled rotors with Raybestos ceramic pads. Parts geeks has some pretty smoking deals on rotor/pads packages. I paid 140 shipped.
     
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    My Toyota parts guy has said Akebono is trd for years you can get them for less than half price online, at Carquest they are $59.00..
     

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