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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:34pm - #53295 

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Brake rotors/pads

Just got back from Mr. Tire and I need to get replacement rotors and pads since mine are hella shot.

Does anyone know where I can purchase these? They qouted my $300 for 4 rotors and pads. If I'm going to spend that kind of money, I'd like to get an upgrade.

Can I buy brembo rotors, TRD rotors? If so, where?

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:38pm - #53296 

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Also, they said my rotors had rust pits too deep to cut out, so I NEED replacement ones.

As for the brake pads, I'd like to replace them too, if they need it or not, just because another $80 isn't that big a deal!

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IcEd blUe Oct 15, 8:43pm - #53297 

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:45pm - #53298 

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yeah, but WHERE do I buy them? confused

I googled it AND searched on here, and I found nothing.

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:47pm - #53299 

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I don't want to do a big brake upgrade, that's like $2K I don't have.

I could spend like $500-600 on rotors/pads

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IcEd blUe Oct 15, 8:48pm - #53300 

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you can get at supra store for like 550 but you want brembo? they sell a pair for $162, pretty good price link
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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:51pm - #53301 

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awesome!

Thanks man, I'll be getting those brembo's!

Now I just gotta find some decent pads. Can I go ceramic without changing calipers? or should I stick with the oem style?

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IcEd blUe Oct 15, 8:52pm - #53302 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
awesome!

Thanks man, I'll be getting those brembo's!

Now I just gotta find some decent pads. Can I go ceramic without changing calipers? or should I stick with the oem style?


get TRD dude!

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:52pm - #53303 

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they aren't crossed drilled and slotted though...which is better? confused

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:53pm - #53304 

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ha, if it doesn't make the car faster, or help it stop from being faster, I refuse to install it laughsilly

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IcEd blUe Oct 15, 8:54pm - #53305 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS

they aren't crossed drilled and slotted though...which is better? confused


you mean they ARE??lol

i think both are good but i'd choose cross driled...i dunno though wait till you get some more input
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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:56pm - #53306 

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well, it says when I went to order cross drilled or slotted...

I thought the best was crossed drilled and slotted? confused

I have no idea about brakes spineyes

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 8:59pm - #53307 

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the TRD pads they a hve listed are $125 a piece, so that's $500 for the whole car?! eek

I don't think so!

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swthrtracer Oct 15, 9:01pm - #53308 
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Drilled/Slotted is more for Auto-X.

They do handle heat better, but they also warp prematurely.

Slotting and drilling rotor is for removing gases that occur during heavy braking. (Under heavy braking I mean braking that can be seen during auto-X) and never during emergency stopping on highway.

Just something to keep in mind. wink

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 9:02pm - #53309 

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heh, the guy at the shop asked me if I autox a lot because my brakes are basically shot...

I do

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swthrtracer Oct 15, 9:06pm - #53310 
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Something Ive noticed is that aftermarket pads dust more than OEM pads...my rims are more dirty now then before I changed mine.

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 9:06pm - #53311 

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try as I might, google is not helping me find these things.

Any other place than supra store? I'd like to see the TRD rotors... confused

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swthrtracer Oct 15, 9:11pm - #53312 
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Brake Pads

Brake Pads


Does TRD make rotors??

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 9:13pm - #53313 

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wow, that other place is a rip.

I found a SET of rotors for $80 and $70 (front and rear) and now TRD pads for like $80

MUCH better prices.

The rotors are oem style brembo's, not slots or drilling.

Since I don't really seriously autox, and I'd never enter my car into a race for money/professional level, is the drilling slotting even worth it?

I doubt I'd notice the braking problem at speeds of less than 50 confused

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swthrtracer Oct 15, 9:16pm - #53314 
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Maybe If you wanna just look cool. laughsilly

They cool off better, but they also warp faster.

So decided which ones more worth it and go from there.

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 9:21pm - #53315 

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heh, I don't want to look like a tool who gets groceries using $600 brakes laughsilly

I'll probably just get the oem style replacement ones, keep the cost down! thumbsup

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DiabloGTS Oct 15, 9:24pm - #53316 

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on that TRD pad site...

do I have to buy 2 sets of each, or does a set cover both wheels?

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silver Oct 15, 10:25pm - #53317 
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drilled rotors are bad. they have had a lot of the actual rotor material drilled out, and they are prone to cracking (imagine putting your brakes on, and having one of your rotors snap in half eek )

slotted are better. they cool faster than oem rotors but they still have enough material in them to last a long time. they will also help the car stop quicker, and brake fade will be reduced.

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