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The best Avalon brake rotors

You wouldn't think my 2013 with 37K mi. would need rotors but the vibration at hard braking was very noticeable.
Went with the best: Brembro & Akebono ceramic pads..... what a difference!
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2013 with 37K miles? You need to drive it more.

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what a difference!
I got EBC slotted and Wgner TQ ceramic pads and know exactly what you are talking about.

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new rotors

I thought that I would get the best rotors by buying Brembro but little did I know that on the box it read "made in China."
Put them on anyway but who makes any rotors made in USA?
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Brembo isn't the best and nor is Akebono. But, it doesn't take much to be better than OE.

Rotor's country of origin changes all the time. So, it will vary. Many just rebox which is sad. Some might be machined/inspected/coated/slotted/drilled locally but slugs were cast in Asia.

Can't go wrong with OE solid blank rotors. I don't use or recommend drilled/slotted rotors. I know that some complain about OE quality so inspect them. I find that Bosch rotors are now my go to rotor. And, I've never had issues with EBC or the premium ones from the major brands.

https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/au...c-brake-rotors
https://www.brakepartsinc.com/raybes...-3-rotors.html
https://ebcbrakes.com/product/premium-oe-rotors/
https://www.wagnerbrake.com/products...ke-rotors.html
https://www.fremax.com.br/en/qualidade-e-diferenciais

For pads plenty to choose from:
https://www.hawkperformance.com/ HPS, 5.0...
https://ebcbrakes.com/products/brake-pads/ I lean toward Reds, Yellows, and avoid the Greens/Blacks
https://www.brakepartsinc.com/raybes...ent3-pads.html
https://akebonobrakes.com/performance PN's beginning with ASP and not ACT
https://www.wagnerbrake.com/products...agner-oex.html
https://www.wagnerbrake.com/products...ermoquiet.html not that care for quiet
https://www.powerstop.com/product/z2...rt-brake-pads/
https://ctbrakes.com/ 1521/Bobcat

Goodridge makes stainless braided hoses for those that want more pedal consistency and feedback.

No best... there are adequate pads, discount pads, and pads for better stopping

Most issues, even with generic pads, are caused by installation problems... not bleeding, not cleaning, overlubing pins, underlubing, greasy fingerprints on pads/rotors, reusing old hardware, not checking runouts, improper grease, not torquing......

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I may try the Bosch rotors when the back needs them. Thanks for your info.
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I use Akebono's on everything from Toyotas, BMW's to Dodge ram trucks in my shop. My own personal vehicles use Akebono's Except for my white audi, But thats a different subject.

Cant beat Akebono. Advics is another very solid choice for brakes.
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