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Hawk pads and Sportstop Drilled Rotors?(Good combo)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aidenhardcore, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Apr 22, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    Hey guys. I need some new pads and some rotors and was looking at something better then oem. Truck is at 24xxx and already done.

    Went on Tire rack and saw hawk pads. I heard great things on them. Then saw some SportStop Drilled Rotors for a good price. 92 each. I have a lifted truck and offroad and wanted something better.

    http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brak...coma+Double+Cab&autoYear=2010&autoModClar=4wd

    Is this a good combo. Im thinking so. At 225 shipped, it seems like a great deal. What do you guys think. I was going to go to autozone and get some pads and stuff but everyone seems to love the hawk pads and I wanted something better thats going to last.
     
  2. Apr 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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    They also have brembo replacement rotor for 76 but its not slotted one. I'm thinking the other one is better
     
  3. Apr 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    I always thought Brembo was sort of the leader in the aftermarket brake game. Haven't done much research on that though.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    They seem to be the leader but this brembo rotor is oem design. The other one is SportStop Drilled Rotor. That seems to be better I would think.
     
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    What's the issue with the current setup? Better can be defined in different ways, yet still stop you to some degree.

    I prefer a simple maintainable rotor. Opinions all over the place on this topic too. My experience when a car is pushed to limits on a race track, brakes get hot and heat kills pads. What I do know is that rotors have to absorb heat. Less metal means less heat can be absorbed. If you drill them, you get less weight. Now the variance in the amt of heat absorbed vs the weight are likely negligible. But on a track, you want to brake less and go fast, so many opt for the lighter combo.

    Towing can bring serious pain to a brake setup, due to the increased load requiring more time to stop. A slow grind can glaze up pads as fast as quick stabs at high speed.

    Now the question is, do you need that in your truck? Drilling can lead to stress cracks. Less weight means they could tend to warp sooner. Then they're a bitch to have resurfaced. But if you aren't concerned with the time and money, you can just buy new rotors when the time comes, just like a race team would do.

    So for me, I'd prefer a rotor like a Brembo blank.

    I like Hawk pads. They aren't the only game in town, but I think the prices match the level or performance any particular series is rated for.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Thanks for the infor dude. you said it well. My brakes are shot with only 23xxx on the truck. Way to soon for me. I dont even brake hard so but I wanted something that was gonna last more then the oem ones. I get what your saying with the slotted ones. I guess they are for more race track cars. I think I will just go with the brembo replacement ones. There cheaper and are brembo lol. Just needed someone to tell me that lol. Thanks man.
     
  7. Apr 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    How are your brakes shot? Whats happening with them to make you think they are bad?
     
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    I mean to say the pads are shot. Me and some guys where doing my lift and found out that my pads were really worn and needed replacing very soon. I have to push down hard to stop and there pulsating and vibrating too. So since I'm doing the pads I'm gonna Just do the rotors too so everything is new and working good
     
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    The drilled rotor allows heat to be dissapated much faster than a solid rotor. Therefore positive braking can be maintained under harsh(er) conditions
     
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    Oh ok. I would upgrade to braided steel lines too. They provide far superior braking power.
     
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    I would do some research into drilled rotors before you bought them. My last truck I went with SSBC due to not being drilled. The holes will show signs of heat by cracking a slotted rotor will let the gasses out from between the pad and rotor. IMO

    A couple minutes with Google http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L_ev1iuGzg
     
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    Drilled rotors are old tech. Drilled rotors allow for better outgassing than the solid/blank rotors. Other than that, they're weaker and a poor choice for a daily driven vehicle. Slotted rotors on the other hand are a much better option. They will outgas well, they will clean the pads (mitigate glazing), and they WILL NOT form stress cracks like the drilled rotors. As mentioned above, if I was going with one of the aforementioned choices, the Brembo blanks are the best choice. I'd personally like Stoptech to make a 2 piece slotted option with aluminum hats for both better brake performance, and reduced unsprung weight. I don't think Though I never brake hard enough to need slotted rotors.
     
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    Damn, shot at 23K? I have 60K on the OEM brakes and still going strong. I would like to hear some more opinions of the hawk pads as well because I'm sure I will be needing some brake work in the near future.
     
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    Drilled rotors look so dam bichin, especially with painted calipers. So thanks, its now a no go on the drilled.....had no idea they would crack, and a hassle to turn. Thinking of just doing everything toyota, upgraded sloted brake rotors, along with the upgraded red calipers. Ready to pull the trigger on a new 2012, but hold up... thanks to T.W. 2013 will be the third generation. Maybe the new taco will have disk front and back, fix the rear springs with coils. So everything came to a screaching halt.
     
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    I went with rotors and pads from Autozone and am happy with the results. Search Hawk and you'll find that not everyone is happy with them. Plenty of people reported them getting loud once broken in and eating through rotors quickly. If you like to off road, think twice about drilled and/or slotted rotors... Those voids in the rotor face are a great place for mud and rocks to lodge into your brakes.

    If you're looking to improve brake pad longevity, I hate to say it but you might need to alter your driving habits. That's a very short amount of time to wear out a set of pads. If that's not an option, you might have to live with changing the pads every 30k miles or so in which case the lifetime warranty offered by Autozone pads might be a cost effective solution for you.

    If you're looking to improve stopping power, I'd suggest stainless steel braided lines. When you press the brake pedal, the rubber lines swell under pressure, meaning that pressure is going toward expanding the lines rather than to the caliper. Braided lines won't swell, forcing all the pressure to your calipers, where you want it.

    My vote would be SS braided lines, blank rotors and good ole Autozone Ceramic brake pads. The money you'll save on 'premium' brand pads and rotors, you could pick up a set of SS lines for the front.
     
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    Thanks guys for all the infor. I didn't know much about brakes so thats why I asked these questions and I'm glad tw guys were here to help. To be honest i really don't use the brakes that often. I don't speed much and Im trying to watch my stoping more better. I deff dont abuse them so idk why they would go so fast. Beats me lol. Thanks for all the help. I think I might just go with the autozone pads and rotors. I'll be saving some money and pugg rights, they come with a lifetime warranty so thats great for me. I just hate deciding some times on parts for my truck lol. I cant help it lol. Thanks again
     

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