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Pads and Rotors poll

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by george3, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    I don't know how to make a poll - maybe someone can put a poll thing on top of this post. I would like to find out if there is a consensus on TW on what are the best pads and rotors for our trucks. I've had problems with ABS putting me in the middle of the intersection instead of stopping at the stop sign and my front wheels shake a little when I apply the brakes. Piercedtiger just had pads and rotors put on his truck from Monroe and it solved his ABS problem that he has had from the get go - so they are obviously superior to OEM.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    I tried to make a poll once and couldnt figure it out, once somene here posted I was able to. So here you go, go make your poll. :D
     
  3. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Thanks. I was hoping someone else could do it. I'm really only interested in the bottom line - What are the best Pans and Rotors for our truck.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    (check here) "Yes, post a poll with this thread"
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Just a little rain will do it. I almost ran into my garage door at no mph once. Piercedtiger had trouble in a parking lot at no mph.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Thanks. Where's that at ?
     
  7. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    The poll check box is in the beginning of the new thread page. You will have to start over. Although some forums allow inserting polls in the middle of a thread. I think a mod can do it if he wants to.

    I would like to know what the equivelant quality aftermarket rotor is that can replace a worn out oem one. I am looking to buy a couple centrics but worry they may be crap.:p
     
  8. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    Hawk pads for the win...

    Drilled and slotted rotors look pretty but do nothing for stopping power...
     
  9. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    Slotted Rotors (I used ATE on my last change) dissipate heat quickest and may be better for use in our trucks. Brembo makes an excellent and affordable rotor with akebono ceramic disc. Suggest anyone changing their rotors and brakes go with stainless steel lines as well. Go to tirerack to price some of their rotors and break pads. I guess I can cite them since they seem to have some of the best prices. When buying a rotor make sure you get a hard steel rotor.
     
  10. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    Thanks. I've heard or read the Hawk LT are good and the drilled and slotted rotors just wear the pads out faster. Is that your feeling ?
     
  11. Sep 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Thanks. How do you know it's a hard steel rotor vs what ?
     
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    Thanks, what exactly is the reason for the steel brake lines? Is it because mine will wear out soon anyway or because they will save me when I slam on the brakes?
     
  13. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    I'm sure others will chime in but it's my understanding that it gives you a harder peddle. The rubber lines expand when you put the brakes on and give you a softer or mushy peddle. We have a member that sells them on a group buy. If interested I'll look for the the link for you.
     
  14. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    He lives in NJ.... The do occasionally get snow. ;)
     
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    Snow, ice, sand, gravel.... Didn't really matter. Anything other that dry asphalt.

    Shit, it even kicked in going down a city street during the summer due to the pot holes, and manhole covers. Had to brake long before those the slow for the left turn. I don't take that road anymore.
     
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    If you haven't already adjust your rear brakes. I did mine about 2 weeks ago and now my truck stops on a dime.
     
  17. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Tell me about that. I thought they were supposed to adjust themselves when you back up and stop and you can force the issue by backing up fast and jamming on the brake. Am I all wrong ?
     
  18. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    I know I had mine done to pass inspection as the parking brake cable was seized. Didn't make a difference. ABS was still useless on snow and loose terrain. This is about the only reason I would looking forward to winter: see how the new brakes work. :rolleyes:
     
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    That is what is supposed to happen, but the auto-adjusters have never worked for me or my dad and any vehicles we have worked on or driven.
     
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    Ya the ABS does suck on snow/ice.
     
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