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Brake pads #398284 Feb 12, 11:10am Feb 12, 11:10am
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Brake pads
Hey,
I was wondering if anyone knows of good brake pads for the celica. Lately mine have been overheating way too much and I cant get good drifts on with the rears, and also my fronts seem to be underpowered after heavy braking/driving. Im lookin for somthin good for street that wont overheat and has awesome braking friction. Any good ones for that>?
and while we are on the subject, same scenario for my mr2
Autozone brake pads just wont cut it for me anymore smile

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398285 Feb 12, 11:12am Feb 12, 11:12am
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TRD or even the stock ones work great!

Re: Brake pads [Re: cycocelica] #398286 Feb 12, 11:15am Feb 12, 11:15am
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Re: Brake pads [Re: celiwhite] #398287 Feb 12, 11:22am Feb 12, 11:22am
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where can i get TRD ones? and how much :-/

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398288 Feb 12, 12:54pm Feb 12, 12:54pm
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Dealer has them...duh grin j/k

TRD pads run from $80-$90 if im not mistaken.

Raysbestos are good too


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Zero] #398289 Feb 12, 3:22pm Feb 12, 3:22pm
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80-90!!!??!?! jesus christ
is that for all 4?
Raysbestos are at autozone etc right?

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398290 Feb 13, 12:16pm Feb 13, 12:16pm
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i luv my TRD pads thumbsup

Re: Brake pads [Re: SmutasticGT] #398291 Feb 13, 4:56pm Feb 13, 4:56pm
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axxis are good too

Re: Brake pads [Re: GTQuentin] #398292 Feb 13, 5:15pm Feb 13, 5:15pm
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axxis are good, but will mess up your rims I have them and it throw dust like crazy I will not get them again Its a Pain in the A** to clean my rims now.

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Re: Brake pads [Re: celica_182] #398293 Mar 8, 2:16pm Mar 8, 2:16pm
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where can you buy axxis brakes? I cant find them anywhere.

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398294 Mar 8, 9:49pm Mar 8, 9:49pm
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Holy crap $90 bucks for some TRD pads?? Which one fits good enough so that it does not make that damn brake clicking sound because the pad is moving a bit??


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Chelica815] #398295 Mar 8, 9:57pm Mar 8, 9:57pm
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EBC??

Re: Brake pads [Re: hs2g] #398296 Mar 8, 10:09pm Mar 8, 10:09pm
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i hear hawk is good.

Re: Brake pads [Re: spaztikid] #398297 Mar 8, 10:29pm Mar 8, 10:29pm
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Re: Brake pads [Re: CaLiGTS] #398298 Mar 9, 12:10pm Mar 9, 12:10pm
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Just get the stock one. Toyota OEM. They are just brake pads. Save yourself some money becuse a few years down the road they are going to have to be replaced anyway. thumbsup

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398299 Mar 11, 5:16pm Mar 11, 5:16pm
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EBC is shit, trust me.

OEM on a GT is shit, GTs need some extra bite up front to make up for the drum. Hawk (aka TRD) or Axxis (made by rotora) are the best for both models but a GTS can get away with OEM.

Re: Brake pads [Re: Gen7fan] #398300 Mar 12, 12:46am Mar 12, 12:46am
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Hawk is TRD??? I have GTS, and right now im having trouble locking up tires...i have crappy autozone generic pads, but where can I find pads other than the dealership?? I can't find any dealership with TRD's in stock, nor can i find HAWK or Axxis at any online store i searched for and anywhere else I dont know where to look.

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398301 Mar 12, 1:35pm Mar 12, 1:35pm
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^^try ebay..


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: Brake pads [Re: celicafourotwo] #398302 Mar 14, 11:09am Mar 14, 11:09am
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Very good stopping for GT front brakes.

Re: Brake pads [Re: 2roadlogic] #398303 Mar 14, 11:30am Mar 14, 11:30am
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well ebay doesnt have them, so does anyone have real information, like someone who actually bought TRD, Axxis or Hawk on where to get them?

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398304 Mar 14, 3:07pm Mar 14, 3:07pm
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go to trdparts4u.com They have them.

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398305 Mar 14, 3:28pm Mar 14, 3:28pm
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Tire rack has some!

Re: Brake pads [Re: SeeULater] #398306 Mar 14, 3:33pm Mar 14, 3:33pm
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Just buy stock, doesn't matter. You'll pay more for TRD and it's the same thing.


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Polykarb] #398307 Mar 14, 3:39pm Mar 14, 3:39pm
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Go TRD thumbsup

Re: Brake pads [Re: KickScrew] #398308 Mar 14, 9:04pm Mar 14, 9:04pm
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wow TRD is actually cheaper than stock if you buy from trd4you, the dealership quoted me 47bucks per set, and this site is only 40
awesome
why would anyone get stock?

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398309 Mar 14, 9:09pm Mar 14, 9:09pm
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and by the way, brake pads make a big difference, if you dont think so you may not drive your car very hard, if you brake hard a lot it will overheat and then you will have no braking ability thats worth anything anyway, as I do everyday... frown
hopefully TRD will be good enough for me

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398310 Mar 14, 9:21pm Mar 14, 9:21pm
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TRD!!! Are just rebadged Hawk Pads just save the money and buy the Hawk Pads


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Re: Brake pads [Re: SatinSilverGTS] #398311 Mar 14, 11:20pm Mar 14, 11:20pm
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why buy Hawk when TRD is 40 bucks a set and Hawk is 80??
...it seems like some people dont really read posts

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398312 Mar 15, 9:01am Mar 15, 9:01am
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Just don't drive hard. Braks are brakes. Just learn how to drive and your breaks will last fine.

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398313 Mar 15, 12:05pm Mar 15, 12:05pm
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i ahve TRD pads and i love them and the back set cost $45 and the front i think is $50 and thats from the dealer so plan to spen about $100 for all 4


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Re: Brake pads [Re: celicadragon] #398314 Mar 15, 12:31pm Mar 15, 12:31pm
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mv6845 why do you even post? i mean honestly that has to be the dumbest post I have ever seen, this is a post about good brakes obviously for the reason that some people need them, "learn to drive" that has to be the dumbest thing you could have said, and Braks are not brakes smile
don't drive hard...you seriously are a moron, have you heard of autocrossing?
why do you come to these forums at all, especially under the category performance and tuning and then talk about "learn to drive, don't drive hard, brakes are brakes"
people like you are seriously too stupid for me to comprehend

and yes i am bashing you because I am tired of the idiots posting on this topic that know nothing and make stupid remarks like that

wow stupidity at its finest good job!

Re: Brake pads [Re: Hooman] #398315 Mar 15, 12:54pm Mar 15, 12:54pm
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You are so funny. I can assure you that I am not a moron. I like my Celica because of the looks and decent performance. Why post something stupid like your coments. Brakes are brakes. They are just comsumables. There are a ton out there. Semi-metallic, ceramic the list goes on an on. Yes I have heard of autocrossing and I personally think that it is stupid.GT is better due to the wider powerband, trust me I have heard everything. Brake pads alone are not going to drastically improve your braking performance. You need to upgrade to drilled or slotted rotors. I would go slotted because drilled tend to crack under high stress and years of use. You should also go with a high quality ceramic brake bad. I used to race when I was in high school I trust me I do know what I am taking about. Getting better brake pads will only slightly improve your performance. The GT isn't know for its great breaking due to is rear drums. There aren't many options out there but you can go with a big brake kit up front but that will throw off the cars braking balance.

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398316 Mar 15, 1:14pm Mar 15, 1:14pm
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^^^ Well said, don't agree with you two fighting but mv's point about brakes I agree with, new pads only help some. GT's have shit brakes but since Hooman has GTS that is not his problem. Multi piston calipers are the real solution to poor braking.


To get back on topic, Hooman Hopup racing has Axxis pads and WC toyota as well as toyotapart4u.com have great prices on TRD. I think those would be good choices other than a multi piston caliper, that would really give you the bite you need. Stoptech, SSBC, Brembo, and Rotora are good choices for new calipers.

Re: Brake pads [Re: Gen7fan] #398317 Mar 15, 1:18pm Mar 15, 1:18pm
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Got with trdparts4u.com I have bought plenty of parts from them. It is actually Toyota of Dallas. They offer wholesale prices to us. Great business, fast shipping. TRD pads should help the GT.

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398318 Mar 15, 2:34pm Mar 15, 2:34pm
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Does anyone have this clicking noise on their GTS by any chance? The brakes works good, but right before I step on the brake pedal, there is this one clicking sound. Someone told me that it is the brake pads moving around, this does not sound too safe, wtf!

So, will the TRD pads help me out?


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Chelica815] #398319 Mar 15, 4:57pm Mar 15, 4:57pm
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This is a commom problem with all celicas. My car does it when I got from reverse to drive. The first time I hit the brakes they make a slight clicking sound. Totally normal. Don't worry about it. TRD pads won't help this.

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398320 Mar 15, 5:29pm Mar 15, 5:29pm
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again, i will only bring this up just because I dont see why you dont read a forum
"Lately mine have been overheating way too much and I cant get good drifts on with the rears...Autozone brake pads just wont cut it for me anymore
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that is my original post
I don't have stock brake pads, my pads will not lock the tires completely, this is due to them overheating, same scenario with my mr2, the reason poor brake pads, they overheat at the first moment of intense usage
i have not been able to "drift" with my celica since then and I really need the brakes to be back to stock equivalent or better.
that is what the point of this thread was in the first place and since dealers in atlanta like to overcharge trdparts4you is awesome.

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398321 Mar 15, 8:35pm Mar 15, 8:35pm
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Originally Posted by mv6845
This is a commom problem with all celicas. My car does it when I got from reverse to drive. The first time I hit the brakes they make a slight clicking sound. Totally normal. Don't worry about it. TRD pads won't help this.


Damn, so I am stuck with the clicking noise forever??


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Chelica815] #398322 Mar 16, 8:39am Mar 16, 8:39am
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Yep... thumbsdown

Re: Brake pads [Re: mv6845] #398323 Mar 16, 2:53pm Mar 16, 2:53pm
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Originally Posted by mv6845
GT is better due to the wider powerband, trust me I have heard everything.

i beg to differ, i make more torque and hp across the 'whole' rpm rev range than a i/h/e gt.

i have a better powerband, and better gearing, better breaking also.

a stock gt has a more usable powerband over a stock gts for auto x, but not over me.


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Illusive] #398324 Mar 16, 2:58pm Mar 16, 2:58pm
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i think for auto-x you should worry more about driving and the track lines than brake pads...auto-x 90% driving-10% car... rofl


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Brake pads [Re: Illusive] #398325 Mar 16, 3:02pm Mar 16, 3:02pm
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Hooman go w/ some TRD pads & chill cause you get mad to quick son good thing you dont go to the Off-topic forum


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Re: Brake pads [Re: mrluilou] #398326 Mar 16, 3:10pm Mar 16, 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by mrluilou
good thing you dont go to the Off-topic forum


i'd love that... grin


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Brake pads [Re: ct] #398327 Mar 16, 9:42pm Mar 16, 9:42pm
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Originally Posted by ct
i think for auto-x you should worry more about driving and the track lines than brake pads...auto-x 90% driving-10% car... rofl


i agree, when a tool in an elise runs 7 seconds slower than me at an autox event it really makes you think...

"i wish i could tie him up and jack his car because he doesn't deserve it"


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Gen7fan] #398328 Mar 16, 10:20pm Mar 16, 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan


OEM on a GT is shit, GTs need some extra bite up front to make up for the drum.


I had drums on the rear and now i have discs. and I have to disagree with the common belief that the GT sucks at braking because of the drums. I still have stock brakes and pads and I've done some pretty incredible things with them. I've been able to stop in incredibely short distances while going extremely fast, just gotta know how to pump it. adding on the discs give almost no new improvement, maybe quicker response and thats it.

And what do you mean by getting "good drifts"? are you using your e-brake to try to manuver around cones? if thats the case then its not you pads its the shoes controlled by the e-brake cable, its inside the hat of the rear rotors


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Illusive] #398329 Mar 16, 10:21pm Mar 16, 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by Illusive
Originally Posted by ct
i think for auto-x you should worry more about driving and the track lines than brake pads...auto-x 90% driving-10% car... rofl


i agree, when a tool in an elise runs 7 seconds slower than me at an autox event it really makes you think...

"i wish i could tie him up and jack his car because he doesn't deserve it"


take it easy on that guy, he was old. rofl


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Kim] #398330 Mar 16, 11:17pm Mar 16, 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by Kim
Originally Posted by Illusive
Originally Posted by ct
i think for auto-x you should worry more about driving and the track lines than brake pads...auto-x 90% driving-10% car... rofl


i agree, when a tool in an elise runs 7 seconds slower than me at an autox event it really makes you think...

"i wish i could tie him up and jack his car because he doesn't deserve it"


take it easy on that guy, he was old. rofl


c'mon...7 seconds...i agree, he deserved to die... thumbsdown rofl


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Brake pads [Re: ct] #398331 Mar 17, 12:18pm Mar 17, 12:18pm
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you gotta come out, race with us some time CT. I haven't dont it in a while so i'm still not that great.


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Re: Brake pads [Re: Kim] #398332 Mar 17, 1:17pm Mar 17, 1:17pm
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Originally Posted by Kim
you gotta come out, race with us some time CT.


i will... thumbsup

i just got to get rid of these all season pirrelli P4000s..lol rofl


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Brake pads [Re: ct] #398333 Mar 17, 2:39pm Mar 17, 2:39pm
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Kim, what do you mean by this " if thats the case then its not you pads its the shoes controlled by the e-brake cable, its inside the hat of the rear rotors"
I don't think you are right, but correct me if I am wrong. The e-brake uses the same brake as the rear brakes, I am prettty sure about this but you sound confident which makes me want to say hmmm, and I am pretty sure its the pads because I only recently have this problem after replacing my stock pads with generic autozone shit. I have the problem under non-ebrake braking as well. Can't lock up all 4 anymore.

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