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Good Brake Pads?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gatrapper, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:05 AM
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    gatrapper

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    Going to replace the brake pads on my truck?

    Anyone have any they recommend?
     
  2. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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    I put on Dura Last they seem to be ok for normal driving.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:45 AM
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    I've always had luck with Hawk pads.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    Toyota Pads...
     
  5. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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  6. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Why those Space?
     
  7. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    I tried Duralast pads and they ate up my rotors :(
     
  8. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Duralast always seem to squeak hence the reason I stopped buying them and got the Toyota pads.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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  10. Sep 15, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    gatrapper

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    Anyone know where I can buy the Toyota brake pads without going to the dealer?
     
  11. Sep 15, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    If you Google Toyota OME parts a million sites come up. You can choose one that has the best price and have them shipped to you.
     
  12. Sep 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    That's why they are branded "Duralast" - the pads will last forever at the expense of rotors. :p
     
  13. Sep 15, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    I'm currently selling some hawk lts brake pads. I was stupid and accidentally ordered 2 boxes:eek: I am looking to get $60 shipped if you're interested. Just put on the other set and I am pleased with them so far.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Does Hawk make rear brake pads as well?

    Im going to replace both the front and rears.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    I dont know I just replaced my pads on the front. I know that on the 01-04's its shoes in the back not sure on the earlier tacos. I'm sure someone else on here knows.
     
  16. Sep 15, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Anyone have input on the rears?
     
  17. Sep 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    shoes in the rear and toyota pads for sure dont put a cheap pad on
     
  18. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    I tried to get Hawks but ended up with pads for a 6 lug but naturally I didn't figure this out until I had the old pads off. So I ended up with Brakebest Premium from oreilly. They seem to be about what my old brakes were which I think were OEM.
     
  19. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    Hawk brake pads are good.
     
  20. Sep 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    from my experience, they provide a better cold bite than any other pads ive used. ..also, when used in conjunction with centric premium rotors, they tend to not develop the shakes. that combo just plays well together. ....with stock pads/rotors, i can get about a month of city driving with my 32" tires before the pad starts to deposit material on the roter and starts to shake. i've been running the porterfields for over a year now and they are just as smooth as they were the day after i installed them. i've been running the ebc yellows on my jeep with 33" tires for 2 years and i get the same result ...excellent cold bite, no shakes. ...as far as actual stopping ability, i think the ebc's have a slight edge over the porterfields. ..but either one will do you proud.

    i'm sure there are other good pads out there, but i haven't found any that are better than the ebc's or porterfields.
     
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