09-25-2011, 05:52 PM
I have a 2000 Tundra SR5 Access Cab with the 4.7 V8.
I'm looking to change front brake shoes and rotors and hoping for some advice on good heavy duty, long lasting products.
The terrain here is flat but a lot of stop and go traffic and I pull an enclosed trailer nearly every day with my carpentry tools.
We have Auto Zone, Advance Auto and NAPA here but would also be willing to order if another product will make a big difference in performance and wear. I'm just not familiar with the brands and their differences so looking for some advice. Thanx!
09-25-2011, 10:16 PM
I've always liked EBC products. For a full brake job get some EBC yellow pads, a quality set of rotors(most people rag on the autozone ones but i've personally never had an issue with them), and the valvoline DOT 4 fluid sold at autozone.
Brakes are another one of those things no one ever seems to agree on so be ready for about 10 responses and 20 answers.
09-26-2011, 10:55 AM
Try this Hawk package, members here have proven time and again that it works. HAWK LTS pads or EBC Yellow pads are some of the most popular for the tundra. It work better than stock, it lasts longer, it stops harder. It may be slightly more dusty. It is more warp resistant.
The price cant be beat and it light years ahead of anything the auto-parts stores carry. If you really want the best rotors for towing, you'd want powerslot Cryo treated rotors. They have a high heat capacity and are very warp resistant when towing or dragging the brakes.
09-30-2011, 03:16 PM
If you are liking the EBC's check out
EBC Front USR Rotors (http://www.ajusa.com/details/EBC-Brakes-Ultimax-BlackDash-USR-Slotted-Rotors/145/0/0/0?vc=EBC&pn=Ultimax+BlackDash+USR+Slotted+Rotors&)
EBC Front 7000 Series GreenStuff HD (http://www.ajusa.com/details/EBC-Brakes-Greenstuff-Brake-Pads/146/0/0/0?vc=EBC&pn=Greenstuff+Brake+Pads&)
or for max performance
EBC Front Yellowstuff Pads (http://www.ajusa.com/details/EBC-Brakes-Yellowstuff-Brake-Pads/146/0/0/0?vc=EBC&pn=Yellowstuff+Brake+Pads&)