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Best Brake Pads & Rotors...

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by mambo143, May 26, 2019.

  1. May 26, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    mambo143

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    I am Looking for advice... from others experience with brake and rotor replacement. DIY is not an issue as I have done lots of brake jobs. There are tons of brands and set-ups on the market with brands I am not familiar with.
    I and looking to replace pads and rotors at 48k (May as well do everything at once) prior to installing wheel spacers and looking for guidance on the best setup and Brand. (I have had good luck in the past with Bosch on my cars.) am not looking for super high performance, but something of good quality and reliable that is an improvement over OEM. Any experience with slotted discs?
    Thanks!
     
  2. May 26, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    sundance

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    Stick with Toyota pads. Buy coated rotors. I like Centric rotors. Or get OEM rotors. I have 70,000 on my OEM setup and they are just now fading a little. I tow a boat and I'm rough on brakes. Slotted work well but they will wear much faster.


    Just my penny
     
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  3. May 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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    Js18tundra

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    EBC every time, I’ve used them on multiple vehicles, I’ve used their yellow stuff pads and have never had an issue.
     
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  4. May 26, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Greg Marmalard

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    It seems to me you have to go a level above when going after market and they can be finicky..

    Mentioned above are EBC's and I could NEVER get them bedded properly. Always squealed....

    I've done a LOT of brakes though the years and have come to the conclusion OEM least problematic...

    YMMV

    G
     
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  5. May 26, 2019 at 10:28 AM
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    Dabutcher

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    Had 93K on original oem rotors. Went with them again. Good luck. D
     
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  6. May 26, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    duece292

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    I just did all four corners with OEM rotors and Hawk LTS pads. 74k on the stock stuff and they were still fine. The Hawks seem to bite a little better but they are considerably dirtier than the stock pads.
     
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  7. May 26, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    mambo143

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I will stick with the basics and get OEM Rotors and some good pads and call it a day. I have not noticed a lot of wear on my current rotors and they aren’t warped. I will know more when I pull the wheels off. I have noticed that there is a wee bit more travel in the pedal than I would like. It’s hardly noticeable and I am wondering if it’s just the way the trucks are. My BMW brakes were really tight and responsive, so maybe this just runs different.
     
  8. May 27, 2019 at 3:13 AM
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    CMB

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    Not nearly enough room here!
    The more I read about Brakes/Rotors/ for our trucks, I'm more likely to replace mine with OEM......IF Toyota's beancouters haven't :censored: with their quality! After 9 years though, the odds are against me. My Mechanic tells me I'll see 100,000 miles out of my OEM brakes. I just can't rationalize changing to something else, if I can still buy what's on the truck now.
     
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  9. May 27, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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    RitcheyRch

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    I like Akebono Ceramic Pads and Brembo Blank Rotors
     
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  10. May 27, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    Tundyfundy

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    You can also go TRD pads. They are a direct replacement for stock. They have an extensive brakin procedure but if they are anything like the rest of the TRD parts they will add peformance.
     
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  11. May 27, 2019 at 8:21 AM
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    Tundyfundy

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    OEM rotoes and pads are very hard, they last a long time but lack performance, especially when wet or hot. You want your pads to wear, that's how they generate stopping power, although not too quickly. I would gladly change the brake pads every 35-40,000 miles for increased performance out of them and the peace of mind that comes with that.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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    Trying to get OEM part number for front Brake rotors. I was told by my dealership they are on back order for 2 months. Anyone running into this issue?
     
  13. Jun 24, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    I ended up staying with the OEM, brakes and rotors.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2021 at 9:15 AM
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  15. Jun 24, 2021 at 9:15 AM
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    Yes I’m going that route to but my dealership is saying there is a major back order on them
     
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  16. Jun 24, 2021 at 9:18 AM
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    crewmaxlmt

    crewmaxlmt How dare you!

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    I second this. I feel that the stock pads are too hard as well. Braking on the stock setup requires a bit too much effort. In this day and age, my 11 year old should be able to bring this truck to a stop from 75 MPH without an issue.
     
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  17. Jun 24, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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    Thanks for the info
     
  18. Jun 25, 2021 at 12:32 AM
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    Wow, I was 16 before I got my license!:eek2::D
     
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  19. Nov 24, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    I replaced my 2015 F150 OEM brakes with these Brake Pads for Towing. Everything fit well, went together easily, and looks good. Bedded the pads in and the truck is topping better than ever before. Super smooth and well-behaved braking. Clearly an upgrade to the Ford OEM capability. So good job Power Stop!!
     

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