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In need of new Rotors & Pads? EBC or OEM?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by moe2o4, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Jul 14, 2017 at 7:40 AM
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    moe2o4

    moe2o4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    My truck is just shy of 34,000 miles and about 10,000 miles ago they rotors started to pulsate. Just got the truck inspected and the front pads are between 30-40% and my rotors are pulsating like crazy now when I have to brake at lets say 45 mph. Priced OEM rotors from the dealership and they are $83 each and a set of pads are $103. So $269 for a set of OEM brakes. Was pricing out some EBC Brakes and wasn't sure which pads to go with cause I do haul some firewood and lots of other items and was thinking about yellow stuff paired with the EBC sport rotors and I can get a set of EBC rotors and pads for $250-300. Is the EBC brakes worth it cause I don't want to spend another $270 on OEM and have them be warped after 25,000 miles again.

    Your guys input would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Corey
     
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  2. Jul 14, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    Captqc

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    Based on what you have said, I'd recommend vented rotors.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    OffsetPlayer2

    OffsetPlayer2 Cornbread fed

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    I'd go EBC, which is what I will when the time comes. Actually considering the yellow stuff pads with sport rotors too like you mentioned.
     
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  4. Jul 14, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    JGTacoma

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    What do you guys think of R1 rotors and ceramic brake pads? I HAD that setup on my dodge charger with great results.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2017 at 12:05 PM
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    pinochle

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    I prefer Hawk pads. The HPS are great!
     
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  6. Jul 14, 2017 at 12:23 PM
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    Taconic

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    I like the stock setup. Warping can happen from over torqued rotors.

    I have used EBC, hawk, duralast gold and stoptech. It's a crapshoot as to when they will warp.

    I just used the EBC Stage 1 premium brake kit on our Cx-9. Probably my favorite of the non oem stuff.

    Drilled or slotted is a waste of money.
     
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  7. Jul 14, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    hastingsrussell

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    Pretty stock for now
  8. Jul 14, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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    OffsetPlayer2

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    Had power stops on my 2nd gen I had. Worked nicely when towing. Normal driving it didn't change a whole lot, but towing and excessive braking in the mountains I could tell they were a little better.
     
  9. Jul 14, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    Before running out and setting your wallet on fire, try this......

    Inspect the current rotor. If not deeply grooved anywhere in the swept area, sand them briskly by hand with some 800 grit, then burnish them with a scotch bright disc type product on a power tool. Don't worry, they are just cast iron, you won't hurt them. Clean them well and remount, no finger prints allowed.

    Make sure all your caliper motion points are clean and lubricated well. If the pads are evenly worn, but just down in the 40% range, that means they have another 25k left. Which is about right. So reinstall them.

    If the pads are weirdly worn, like cocked, the inside or outside of a wheel worn unevenly or something, install new pads.

    Now follow a proper break in procedure, regardless of which pads you used.

    Assuming you cleaned the built up pad material off the rotors, you should have restored nice feeling brakes. They'll last a long time, because you properly bedded them.

    If it doesn't work, you're just out some time. Pick up some rotors and put them on. But still do the new break in procedure.

    http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/-warped-brake-disc-and-other-myths

    http://www.stoptech.com/technical-s...ions-and-procedures/stock-brake-system-bed-in
     
  10. Jul 14, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    I would do a 2nd opinion at a different shop that specializes in rotor resurfacing. Usually you can resurface rotors at least once before replacing and just replace pads at the same time as resurfacing. Your a little over a good 2 year estimate of 15k mil/yr, I would just look at resurfacing. If you do tow and really want to spend the money on replacing rotors, yellow stuff get you the best grip and stopping power but have a good amount of dust, 7000 series green stuffs are great for simple driving and do give a slight advantage over OEM anything. I would not recommend drilled and slotted or just drilled rotors. I would only recommend slotted rotors if you see a lot of rain. Slotted will help with expelling excess water during braking.
     
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  11. Jul 14, 2017 at 1:19 PM
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    Don't know if they fit 3rd gens but I just installed some hawk pads and rotors. The pads are lts and rotors are called sector 7. Very happy with them.
     
  13. Jul 14, 2017 at 4:24 PM
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    Always OEM. Been hawks ebc... Been there done that. OEM is best.
     
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  14. Jul 14, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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    I had ebc green stuff pads on my last vehicle because they claimed they give off 70% less brake dust than oem pads. Infact they gave off 50% more dust.next time I'll go a different route when the time comes for new pads.
     
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  15. Jul 14, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    Clean wheels compared to running green stuff ebc pads for 1 week.

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  16. Jul 14, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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    +1 on that
     
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  17. Jul 14, 2017 at 6:40 PM
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    my CRV's used akebono oe replacement pads and rotors, honda oem pads and rotors, and now brembo oe replacement. Integra has had hawk hps+ pads with brembo blank rotors, and now EBC Greens and powerslot rotors since I went with big brakes. Street set up and daily driving, I think I prefer the brembo blank rotors as they seem to resist warping better (on both vehicles. Integra did a lot of hard braking)
     
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  18. Jul 14, 2017 at 9:58 PM
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    RBfastback

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    what about the red stuff pads, ppl keep saying that green stuff is what u want on something u off-road.

    less friction? wouldn't that feel softer and less responsive?
     
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    Tried the green stuff pads on my 16 TRD DC, never again! They lasted maybe 10k miles and that brake dust :annoyed:
     
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  20. Jul 14, 2017 at 10:50 PM
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    MRBOND101

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    Good post OP around the same mileage need to start looking at what I'm going to go with as well. Might look into getting mine resurfaced in the meantime.
     
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