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Need to upgrade brakes and rotors that wont warp

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TheBlackPearl, May 22, 2011.

  1. TheBlackPearl

    TheBlackPearl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all. I just had to replace my second set of rotors and brakes within 40k miles. Now they are warped again. I have heavier 33" tires and 18" rims. Any recommendations on a better rotor and brake pad set up that can handle the heavier weight? I've done a search and came across a bunch of people talking about Power Slot rotors but I'm not sure which one I need to get. Any idea on the part number? Any advice and help would be much appreciated.
     
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    Autoanything.com has them. PWR-126.44129SL and PWR-126.44129SR. I had the same problem with my truck and installed Power Slot discs with Hawk pads, world of difference.
     
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    TheBlackPearl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Okay... I am on Autoanything and they have two kinds of rotors... One for $123.00 called Power Slot Slotted Rotors and the other one is called Power Slot Cryo Rotors. I'm assuming I don't need the Cryo treated ones since I'm not doing any major racing.

    Also what type of Hawk pads are recommended?
     
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    i got EBS dimpled and slotted rotors along with EBS green brake pads and they have done me awesome so far. Got about 30k on them and they still feel like the day i put them on
     
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    X2 on the EBS Slotted and dimpled. But I prefer Hawk LTS pads. I had both on my Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Sport quad cab and always towed 30' boat. They never warped and have great performance. I will use the combo on my new Toyota TRD Sport... but I only have 600 miles on it!
     
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    Is it EBS or EBC???? I couldn't find anything for EBS.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they ment ebc, especialy when they refeted to the "green" pads
     
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    Okay so what would be better?

    Power Slot Rotors with Hawk LTS pads

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    EBC SLOTTED DIMPLED with Hawk LTS pads?
     
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    yeah EBC, my bad
     
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    EBC is good stuff, I use their products on all my dirt bikes. I use Power Slot and Hawk on my racecar. Either one is a great choice, just use whatever is cheaper and you'll be set.
     
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    I had Powerslot and Hawk on my Altima and I will be using them on the Tacoma shortly. Personal preference but you can't go wrong with EBC, Hawk, or Powerslot.
     
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    If I go with the powerslot rotors, should I invest in the cryo treated ones or is that overkill? I do 40% street driving, 55% highway, and less than 5% off road.
     
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    Subbed ... my rotors are warped bad!
     
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    My rotor is warped too. Only 15,000 miles.
     
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    Yea I consistently have this problem. When I first bought my truck used, they warped and squeeked within the first 4 months. I figured maybe the original owner never serviced his brakes. So I replaced the pads and resurfaced the rotors. 4 months later, after some mudding/offroading and rainy season, and downhill mountain driving, the rotors warped again. So I swapped out the rotors with some OEM ones along with new brake pads. Then after a few close calls on the freeway and a few situations where I had to come to an abrupt stop, the rotors warped again in 3 months. Maybe this is my fault but my buddy with a 2010 tacoma is even worse on the brakes than I am and his are perfectly fine.

    I'm leaning towards the EBC Sport Rotors that are slotted and dimpled w/ Hawk LTS pads. Or should I go with EBC Green pads?
     
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    Call Edwin at RaceShopper.com and order a set of SP Performance slotted rotors and Hawk pads.
     
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    I had this issue after an 85 lb rim and tire setup. The stock wheels were ~60lbs. I went with basic rotors and soft pads, havent had a problem since. The softer pads wear a little faster but they work great.
     
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