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Old 08-10-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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Best new brake pads for '07 Tundra

Howdy, My Tundra has about 60K on it, and I think the original brake pads, which now need replacement. We've put about 15K on it since we bought it used, and about 90% of our use of it is towing the 6,500 lb A/S.

Suggestions for what new pads to put on? It stops just fine now, but would like to optimize. Care more about good stopping than long lasting pads.

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Howdy, My Tundra has about 60K on it, and I think the original brake pads, which now need replacement. We've put about 15K on it since we bought it used, and about 90% of our use of it is towing the 6,500 lb A/S.

Suggestions for what new pads to put on? It stops just fine now, but would like to optimize. Care more about good stopping than long lasting pads.

Thanks,

Don
Don.

The very best brake pads you can use, IS STAYING WITH THE ORIGINAL.

Changing to another brand, or a knock-off, especially for brakes, is not a wise idea.

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Old 08-10-2015, 02:35 PM   #3
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a lot of guys on Ford Truck Enthusiasts News - Ford-Trucks.com and other sites like the Cyro treated rotors and Hawk pads.

fords are bad for warping rotors and pulling TT helps overheat them especially the ones with out tow or engine brakes equipped.

Amazon.com: Power Slot 126.65086CSL Slotted Brake Rotor: Automotive

heres a link to amazon for the power slot CSL rotors.. the CS means they are cyro and L mean Left side rotor..

do the same for your tundra adn see what is there and read reviews.. they are a bit pricy but a better product with the right pads.

be sure to look at slotted, which is what nascar cars use, not the drilled/ slotted..
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I never buy OEM brake fricton material for my vehicles. (towing or non-towing) I worked for a major automotive manufacturer for seven years and I know (at least back then) how they build pads and shoes.

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I agree with Andy, but if you want
Something else Rockauto.com has a great choice at a reasonable price
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:16 PM   #6
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I have had excellent results (long life and low dust) with the DuraLast Gold. These are Autozones' best pad. I've run them on a Tahoe, a Suburban and most recently my Tundra and Sequoia.
I work on all my vehicles and those of my kids. I have many years of experience keeping trucks and cars going. OEM "disposable' parts are rarely the best. I will give the nod to OEM for Toyota engine parts. Put 3 NAPA power steering pumps on my sons old 4Runner and they all failed within a few days, bit the bullet and paid the price for a Toyota pump and it is still running years later.
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I've had very good luck with Bendix Fleet Metloc on both our Burbs.

Go with Quality...If you buy from an Auto Chain store inquire who the mfg is.
Be careful even the ToyTundra store may offer a cheap offshore option.

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Old 08-11-2015, 11:43 AM   #8
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My vote is for OE parts.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:19 PM   #9
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My Toyota pickup has 192k miles on it. When the OEM front pads were gone at 60k or so, I put on Wearever Gold pads. I got about another 60k, took them back and got some free ones, put on another 60k took them back and got some free ones....I like lifetime warranties.

That same truck has never need rear shoes.
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Hmm...
Where do you purchase Wearever pads?


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I put AdaptiveOne pads and rotors on my '05 Tundra and I've been very happy with them. I've also used Napa Ultra Premium on other vehicles and they've been good too.

I buy all my parts from one guy I know at the local Napa. He always asks not only what I need but what I need them for, for example, do I need cheap parts to get the car through the winter before I scrap it in the spring, or is it for my pride and joy collector car.

For the truck I told him I'd be towing a trailer in the mountains with my family in the truck and to sell me whatever he'd put on his vehicle for that purpose. These were the best quality he had available but were not over priced. Just taking the parts out of the box you could tell they were good quality.

I've bought cheap parts for other cars in the past and you really do get what you pay for.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:23 PM   #13
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I bought a set of Power Stop pads and Rotors from Amazon for my Navigator. Much better brakes than the stock ones.
http://www.amazon.com/Power-Stop-K62...reme+brake+kit
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If you want another option other than OEM it would have to be EBC. I had to replace the OEM rotors on my 07 Altima with only 25,000 kms on it due to warping and rust issues, and went with EBC slotted rotors and green stuff pads. I have never replaced the rotors again (135,000 kms) and the pads twice. My rotors look like brand new.

EBC are a British company with manufacturing in America that uses only new iron steel to make rotors instead of recycled metal. They have yellow, green and red pads for different applications.

http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/e...stomer-reviews

If you read any review about EBC rotors warping, it's because they, or their mechanic installed them without using a run-out tool. A rotors run out should be with-in .0003" of an inch out. If more, take off rotor, turn one stud hole, and remeasure.

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