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Correct brake pads?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SpeySquatch, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    SpeySquatch

    SpeySquatch [OP] Function over Form

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    Hey everyone,

    Recently I upgraded my brake components to EBC vented & slotted rotors with the EBC green Stuff pads.My truck weighs about 500-600 lbs more than stock.

    Going down a hill one day riding the brakes a little to much I noticed the stopping power dramatically decreased. On a regular basis they stop OK, seem about the same, maybe a tad better than stock.Should I have gone with Red Stuff vs the Green Stuff pads?

    Thoughts?


    The product looks like this. The black finish turns to shiny after break-in

    https://www.amazon.com/EBC-S3KF1100-Stage-3-Truck-Brake/dp/B0084L5B9W?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0084L5B9W
     
  2. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    na8rboy

    na8rboy 18 DCLB Sport Cement

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    EBC, extra duty orange stuff pads. Yellow stuff are lite duty Truck/SUV/Jeep. I run orange on my Jeep.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:13 PM
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    SpeySquatch [OP] Function over Form

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    So they stop heavier vehicles better?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:14 PM
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    That's because slotted and drilled rotors don't do anything for performance. Less material = less heat sink = fade.

    If you really want to get better performance, go BBK.
     
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  5. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    They aren't drilled. Vented and Slotted. They cool quicker which is the reason i got them, i drive in traffic daily
     
  6. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    na8rboy 18 DCLB Sport Cement

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    Yes, work well for me off road with a bunch of armor, and towing boat with Jeep.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:17 PM
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    Awesome, thanks. I will wear thru these and go orange. Props
     
  8. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    Check your rear brakes , they may not be adjusted properly. Use your e brake often. You can adjust them by engaging e brake lightly then going in reverse slowly and hitting your brake pedal a few times.
     
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  9. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:25 PM
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    Interesting, reversing and slowly applying the handbrake adjusts the performance of the rear brakes when driving forward? o_O
     
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    Stock rotors are already vented. Slotting does nothing for cooling.
     
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    Reversing slowly with e brake on a few clicks while pumping foot brake pedal will adjust them.
     
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  12. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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    What? Stock rotors are NOT vented, they are flat and smooth, nothing done to the surface of the rotor. I have a 2016 TRDOR

    Went from this:
    maxresdefault.jpg


    To this:
    ebc-3gd-series-rotor-2_1.jpg
     
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    I'll try this, thanks
     
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  14. Apr 12, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Yes stock are Vented but not slotted and cross drilled which is what yours are.
     
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    :rolleyes: The aftermarket rotors you pictured are "drilled and slotted." Again, drilled and slotted rotors do nothing for cooling. The OE rotor is a blank rotor--the vents are around the outer perimeter of the rotor. All front rotors are vented. If we had a rear rotor, they'd most likely look like the first one in the picture below (non-vented, solid).

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ahhh i see
     
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    Vented means nothing about the surface. It means there is a space in the middle of the rotor to increase surface area for cooling, like this. Stock rotors have them.

    599B0090-702A-463A-AC73-B2B193FD5F9E.jpg
     
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    Got it, thanks

    I would have gone BBK, but that is WAY to expensive with a newborn. I got my whole setup with green stuff pads for $300 and I am pleased, just need the orange stuff pads according to na8rboy
     
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    I have EBC yellow pads. I definitely feel they were an upgrade from stock though I went with just vented EBC rotors since the drilled and slotted work just makes the rotor weaker off-road and more likely to break under thermal stress from water crossings.
     

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