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Your driving habits mimic everyday commute in any major metropolitan area. If you get hit from behind, blame the tailgater or the not-paying-attention driver. Don't become either.
If the Thermoquiet pads have a "GG" frictional code, they're a step or two above the FF or FG OE pads. Rear pads can be as low as EE on some Toyotas. It doesn't take much to improve over OE pads.
Make sure that you install new brake and caliper hardware, like pin boots and pad return springs(drag reduction), shims should come with the pads,.... and thoroughly clean the hubs, calipers, rotors, and inside rims. Use a fortified silicone grease for the pins and NOT generic petro or synth-petro brake grease. Toyota has a good brake grease too... silicone fortified by PTFE and TSB'd as a solution to issues caused by their factory install PAG lithium glycol brake grease. A complete brake bleed is a must.
For $135, Stoptech makes braided brake hoses for all-around upgrades. It'll improve your brake pedal feel and hopefully you learn to threshold brake to avoid ABS. If you live for ABS, then no pad will help much.
For the money, its hard to beat semi-metallic pads for aggressive commute habits. Raybestos EHT are ceramic-metallic hybrid pads, are usually GG rated, and a bargain.
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