Brake pads 100's into 80 series?

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 12:31
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I read a while ago, and for the life of me cannot find it again that the brake pads for a 100 series cruiser will fit directly into the 80 series manufactured after a certain date.

I am looking to replace my pads soon however as the 100 series are a bigger pad (apparently they are an eliptical shape) I would rather put them in as it should return better braking.

Can anyone enlighten me as to whether this is fact or fiction. I am not looking to do any modifications to the brakes to do it and if it is not 100% I will stick to the smaller 80 series pads.

All advice appreciated.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 12:54

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 12:54

Are you referring to Post 20265

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Reply By: 120scruiser - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 20:16

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 20:16
Give the Ferodo 4wd a go.
I have been using either Ferodo Excel or 4wd in all our customer cars.
No warranty claims in 12 months. Have had nothing but dramas with Bendix (not their 4wd).
Another good budget brand is Prime. They are fantastic for the money. Pick them up on ebay for about 20 bucks. Not to hard for the rotor and pretty good life.
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Reply By: MJB - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:30

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:30
Seadog, i have done that on my old 97' 80 and the braking difference was remarkable. The 100 pads slip straight in though I had to leave out the anti squeal tabs which is no big deal.

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Follow Up By: Sea-Dog - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:38

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 11:38
Is it only the front ones that it can be done on? And did you have to do any grinding?

I went to the local Toyota dealer yesterday who grabbed a set of each out for me to look at and there is a slight difference in the backing plate.

The pins all line up perfectly but there looked to be a couple of small lugs on the top of the hundred series pads that might get in the way.

I have also seen that it may in fact be the 105 series pads that drop straight in.

Seeing as how you have done it, what can you tell me?

I have 33 x 12.5 tyres and even with the stockies on board the braking was a little ordinary. and that was with reasonably new Bendix 4x4 pads and fresh fluid etc... every bit will help.

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Reply By: MJB - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:29

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:29
I am only talking front, i dont know about rear.

If your 80 is post 95' there should be no worries, even before that maybe ok but 95/96 is when upgraded brakes were done so that may make a difference. Mine was a 96' build 97' compliance and the pads fit perfectly, no grinding or any modifications except for leaving the anti squeal plates out. They are a different shape and have more contact area on the rotor.

A 15 min job each side.
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Follow Up By: Sea-Dog - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:33

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 14:33
Looking on the Toyota computer yesterday there is no difference in brake pads from 1989 to 1998 so I would assume they will fit straight in.. having said that the callipers etc might be different...

I might have to take a pair home and try them out..

Again though it may be that the 105 series pads are slightly different to the 100's.

looks like it might have possibilities... My 80 is built in 10/92 so I will have to check things out a little better though.

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Follow Up By: BenSpoon - Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 20:44

Saturday, Jul 09, 2005 at 20:44
Might be worth double checking.... I was under the impression the update model at the beginning of 94 has larger discs and pads, hence the need for the 16" rims.
Models prior to 94 can run 15" rims because they have a smaller brake setup. I found this when I went to buy a set of tyres and rims off a '91 80series. Mine is 6/94, and they wouldnt fit.
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