Brake pads

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Hi I've got a 100 series cruiser and I am going to change my front brake pads and would like to know what are the best pads for me. I'm towing a camper trailer of 1.2 ton. Thanks for your help.


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Reply By: Member - ACD 1 - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 00:15

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 00:15
Ian

I run factory pads in my 100.

Tow a 2.5 ton trailer - never had a second thought a bought it stopping. Mind you I do have good electrics on the trailer.

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Follow Up By: Member -Ted (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 08:11

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 08:11
Ian

I also run original factory pads. Never had a problem stopping. I did try the Bendix pads but found them inferior to the oem ones.

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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 00:47

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 00:47
I've found standard Bendix pads provide good service. Don't buy the "extreme service" or other fancy styles of metallic pads, they are too hard on disc rotors and will shorten your rotor life considerably.
Whatever you do, don't buy any Chinese rubbish off eBay. The stuff is total crap, they are probably produced from shop floor sweepings, the way they perform.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 12:01

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 12:01
Have used Bendix pads too, especially over the past 5-6 years. Also used Toyota pads a fair bit when we were still living down the Diamantina.

On the station we were lucky to get more than 30K out of ome pads, but wear rates seem to have improved since we moved to where most roads are bitumen.

I don't use brakes much, but when I do it's usually in a 'roo avoidance situation. Never noticed any change in feel amongst any of them.

Bit OT, but on brakes........bought my Falcon sedan with about 90K on it. After nearly 6 years, now have 190K on speedo, and same brake pads should give me another 30K at least.

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Reply By: TomH - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 08:15

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 08:15
Got 85,000k out of my originals so would certainly use them again
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 09:00

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 09:00
Ian

I run factory Toyota brake pads on my Troopie. ( recommendation from mechanic mate)
Seem to last longer and are more responsive than some of the others I have used.

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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 09:43

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 09:43
Ian A7

I would seriously consider OME pads , my previous Nissan Patrol
was auto and in the vic high country good brakes are paramount ,
not once did the factory pads cause any concern , the pedal feel doesn,t change
hot or cold an I got 120k front an rear . the are not hard on rotors, not dirty , they
just do the job .
mechpete
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Reply By: CraigB - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 15:41

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 15:41
I would definitely recommend Toyota pads. I have tried Bendix 4WD pads which were just as long lasting and effective except for the first brake of the morning whereby they were downright bloody dangerous. I have a steepish driveway and I always had to be extremely careful when backing out in the morning. Apparently the Bendix 4WD pads get a bit of a shiny coat on them when not used for several hours. This problem is know to both Bendix and users of them.
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Reply By: Angryz - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 19:51

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 19:51
I work in a local govt. workshop & we use recommend Bendix. We run them in all the cars & utes in our fleet. The maximum weight any of our vehicles tow is about 2t. As said by others don't run the harder pads though as they tend to mill the discs away.
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