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What brakes? Pad / rotors?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Erick, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Dec 16, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    r4z0r51o

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    Same set up I have ... slotted and drilled rotors :thumbsup:. Didn’t know how much dust they put out ... hope it’s not that bad.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2019 at 9:56 PM
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    I just bought the EBC Stage 14 Kit. Now to wait for it to get here.
    Their "stages" are numbered oddly.
    Stage 1 is a basic kit with premium rotors and Ultimax 2 replacement pads. I would guess the pads are a small upgrade vs stock because thats what EBC is known for.
    The stage 14 is basically the same kit (premium rotors) with 1 step better pads (greenstuff). They tout it as modest brake upgrade over stock.

    Stage 2 seems like it should be stage 50 when you compare it to the stage 14. It upgrades both the pads and rotors. You get Greenstuff pads with slotted rotors. And I didn't want slotted rotors.

    I'm hoping the EBC Premium rotors will better resist warpage compared to OEM and the greenstuff pads will give a small improvement in stopping force. Even when I tow I've never been disappointed in the brakes on this truck. I've just needed new rotors for quite a while so it's time to do it all.

    I will update with my initial impressions and more.
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2021 at 4:46 AM
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    I’m about to do my brakes at 53k. Are the TRD pads with OEM rotors a good upgrade ? I have a SR5. Or should I do the EBC ?
     
  4. Oct 7, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    I bought R1 concepts pads and rotors.. very good
     
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  5. Oct 13, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    Any update on these?
     
  6. Oct 13, 2021 at 2:13 PM
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    I've had good service from the OEM actually, but I had good luck with Bendix Fleet MetLok pads and their "Severe Duty" rotors when I had to change them out. Their "Stop" ceramics are good too; I used those on the rear.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2021 at 8:57 PM
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    How long do brake pads usually last on the tundra 3rd gen ?
     
  8. Oct 14, 2021 at 9:26 PM
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    Well, 3rd gen isn't technically out yet according to recent definition...but it varies with demands and usage on the 2.5 and lower gens. It is pretty logical. If you tow a lot or hit your brakes hard a lot, you should expect more wear and shorter life; just like every other manufacture.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2021 at 9:28 PM
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    I meant to say 2.5.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2021 at 5:57 AM
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    My stock ones started wobbling by 20k. Some have gotten 80k out of theirs.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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    +1 for EBC yellow stuff pads, these will be 2nd set. yes, they are a bit more dusty but the performance is worth it, and the dust comes off wheels pretty easy

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  12. Oct 15, 2021 at 7:02 AM
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    Organic pads will give you the shortest life but best stopping power for around town typically. They also generate lots of dust.
    Most today are composites like semi metallic or carbon metallic. They last longer and greatly reduce dust.
    But, they need to be hot to do their best stopping. The ticket if you carry large loads or do a lot of highway driving with heavy loads.
    Full metallics are not the ticket as they induce higher wear rates on rotors and are the pits for stop an go driving due to not enough heat generation.
    Nowadays, they have dialed in the pad matrix's so well that rotor wear is non existent in most cases and your safe under most conditions.
    Change fluid if you never have also and look into SS/Teflon brake lines on older / high mileage trucks.
    After time the rubber brake lines get soft and expand under brake pressure causing sponginess to the pedal.
    On my Trans am I went to to SS / Teflon during some of the restoration and what a big difference.
    I will be using a changeover to SS Teflon when I do my first brake job on my Tundra.
     

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