Let's Talk Brake Pads - Page 2 - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008) 9th generation Corolla and 1st generation Matrix discussion.

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 26 Old 05-16-2019, 10:11 AM
Wanna Fix It!
 
John Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,712
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 669 Post(s)
Thanks: 295
Thanked 463 Times in 409 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riick View Post
(Smacks self upside head) You're absolutely right !!
But, I'm confusicated
Riddle me this:
Why they make all kind brake pads?
Why not use only Solid Steel Pads?
Like you say: Just Press Harder.
"Yeah.... That's the ticket! Solid Steel.
"Me brake pads are SS pads. Solid Steel.
"Strongest, brightest, longest lasting pads in dah world.

?????????
"Confusicated". I love that! I'm going to add that to my lexicon and start using that "word" too! Thanks!

If there were solid steel pads, the rotors would have to be replaced every week, so that wouldn't be practical.

.



2004 Corolla LE 374K+ miles.
1987 Toyota Pickup base, 4spd 162K+ miles.



"There's always free cheese in a mousetrap."
John Anthony is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 26 Old 05-16-2019, 10:12 AM
The Return of the Red Coupe
 
REN69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: T.Dot
Posts: 19,565
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 193 Post(s)
Thanks: 10
Thanked 154 Times in 133 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
Garage
iTrader Score: 5 reviews
Wut...



2005 Corolla XRS - my beater
2008 RAV4 - her beater
2016 Scion tC - Our beater lol

REN69 is offline  
post #18 of 26 Old 05-16-2019, 11:26 AM
Senior TN Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,157
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 660 Post(s)
Thanks: 13
Thanked 257 Times in 241 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I hate OE pads and have replaced most when about 1/3rd worn.

No squeal from my OEX, ASP, Green, Yellow, Red, Black, Carbon-semi-metallics, TQ, Z23, or EHT pads. Doing the job right prevents issues regardless of how cheap or fancy your pads are.

Force on pedal is useless if pads fade or cook to dust from heat.

CF isn't the difference among pad cost. Performance of the pad material is what counts regardless of the CF.

So many trolls so little time
Greasymechtech is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19 of 26 Old 05-16-2019, 05:13 PM
Senior TN Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: S.F. East Bay
Posts: 7,152
Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1830 Post(s)
Thanks: 99
Thanked 785 Times in 723 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Yup, and doing job right requires lubing caliper pins with proper grease. You cannot use generic oil-based greases, which breaks down rubber seals. That is low-temp stuff and causes the pins to seize even if rubber seals haven't been compromised yet.

Needs to be high-temp silicone grease. You can tell it's proper lube because when you go to replace pads again, the pins will still be sliding smoothly. So no imbalance between inside & outside and no squealing during entire lifetime of pads.

Amazon Amazon
John Anthony likes this.
DannoXYZ is offline  
post #20 of 26 Old 05-16-2019, 09:57 PM
Wanna Fix It!
 
John Anthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,712
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 669 Post(s)
Thanks: 295
Thanked 463 Times in 409 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Holy cow, that's expensive stuff! I'm sure it's good stuff, though. I've been using Napa Sil-Glyde.

.



2004 Corolla LE 374K+ miles.
1987 Toyota Pickup base, 4spd 162K+ miles.



"There's always free cheese in a mousetrap."
John Anthony is offline  
post #21 of 26 Old 05-17-2019, 04:08 AM
Official PITA
 
Riick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Eastern Seaboard
Posts: 485
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Garage
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
∆∆∆∆∆∆
8 ounces... For a non-pro, lifetime supply.
Riick is offline  
post #22 of 26 Old 05-17-2019, 07:25 PM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Thanks: 77
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Are the toyota OEM pads ceramic?
PJYMAN is offline  
post #23 of 26 Old 05-17-2019, 07:53 PM
TN Post Wh*re
 
Bitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Near Chicago
Posts: 14,443
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2070 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1,162 Times in 1,097 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I have Raybestos EHT pads on my DD Mazda 626 with a mild OE brake upgrade to the 1st gen Mazda 3 front brakes.



I have had nothing but praise for these brake pads! Never any noise, never any low speed creeping chatter, never any squealing, hard to fade in a low power family sedan, they always stop smoothly with no crunch or clunk at the last inch of stop, they don't get grabby with extreme hot or cold weather, they're wearing like iron (around 20-30k miles on them and they're way over 1/2 pad left), they stop well every time, keep the rotors wiped clean of rust creeping in from the edges (I park it outside), and if there's any brake dust I can't find it.

I would have to say that the OP has an issue other than the brake pads, as I literally just slapped these in place of some OE Mazda brake pads that had been in use for about 2000 miles prior on the new rotors. Likely there's something seized up preventing an even apply of the brakes causing that noise and lowered performance, he'll have to get into it and find out before condemning the pads as bad.
Bitter is online now  
post #24 of 26 Old 05-19-2019, 04:25 PM
New Corolla Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I'm confused. One guy says metalic make noise, the other guys says ceramic makes noise ! I think I'm gonna need to replace my brk pads soon. So, the Akebono pads are good ?
Solo-man A is offline  
post #25 of 26 Old 05-19-2019, 06:02 PM
Senior TN Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2,157
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 660 Post(s)
Thanks: 13
Thanked 257 Times in 241 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solo-man A View Post
I'm confused. One guy says metalic make noise, the other guys says ceramic makes noise ! I think I'm gonna need to replace my brk pads soon. So, the Akebono pads are good ?
That depends on your driving style and expectations on what a brake pad does

So many trolls so little time
Greasymechtech is offline  
post #26 of 26 Old 05-19-2019, 06:53 PM
TN Post Wh*re
 
Bitter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Near Chicago
Posts: 14,443
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2070 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1,162 Times in 1,097 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
The Akebono pads are good.



Metallic brake pads tend to make more dust and and are more likely to make noise when creeping forward but generally stop a lot better.

Ceramic brake pads tend to dust less and be quieter but don't stop as well.


There's exceptions to the generalizations always, depends on the formulation.
Bitter is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums > Toyota Passenger and Sports Car Forums > Corolla and Matrix Forum > Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)

Bookmarks

Tags
9th gen , brake pad , brakes , corolla , raybestos

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome