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  • Rear Brake Pads Lack of Bite

    Just pulled out a set of rear pads due to lack of bite. The pads are marked EE which I assume is their friction rating. From what I could find online, this isn't a very high friction rating. FF seems to be much more common and GG available in more expensive pads. The factory EE rating explains why the rears don't have much bite. After installing a stickier pad to match the front, the front end doesn't dive as much when braking and my car pulls up much better cold and hot. If the diving bothers anyone else, try installing better pad in the back.
    2008 GXL D4D + Option Pack 1, Safari snorkel, factory alloy bar, dual battery system, Lovells TFR-118/TRR119 Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Prodigy P3 brake controller, factory tow bar, Orac coupling.

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    What brand pads did you go with?

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    • #3
      I bought the cheapest set of rear pads at supercheap, and they are terrible... every time I wash the car and hose the rear caliper, there is very dark stream of brake dust mixed with water from the rear of the car. The pads are extremely screechy as well. lesson learnt, Ill buy bendix or oem toyota pads in future.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blw View Post
        I bought the cheapest set of rear pads at supercheap, and they are terrible... .
        hardly surprising there.....

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        • #5
          Pads may have been glazed by sounds of it. Same symptoms.

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          • #6
            I used DBA XP front and rear. I used Qfm A1rm in my old car however qfm went bust so cant get them any more.
            2008 GXL D4D + Option Pack 1, Safari snorkel, factory alloy bar, dual battery system, Lovells TFR-118/TRR119 Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Prodigy P3 brake controller, factory tow bar, Orac coupling.

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            • #7
              These pads are dusty but I'm happy to accept that given they stop well even when hot.
              2008 GXL D4D + Option Pack 1, Safari snorkel, factory alloy bar, dual battery system, Lovells TFR-118/TRR119 Springs, Bilstein Shocks, Prodigy P3 brake controller, factory tow bar, Orac coupling.

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              • #8
                Cool. Thanks.
                I’d also put up with more frequent washing if the brakes work better...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blw View Post
                  I bought the cheapest set of rear pads at supercheap, and they are terrible... every time I wash the car and hose the rear caliper, there is very dark stream of brake dust mixed with water from the rear of the car. The pads are extremely screechy as well. lesson learnt, Ill buy bendix or oem toyota pads in future.
                  Did you buy the Calibre pads in the red box did you? I fitted those to my wife’s car when they were 50% off & ridiculously cheap a few months ago and she had a squeak in the front right wheel develop when she braked a couple of days after fitment. I tried once to get rid of the noise but no luck. The other 3 sets of brakes are quiet. Braking performance is as you’d expect so no let down there. I always do the break in procedure for a bit each time I fit brakes. I wrote down the date & kms of when they were fitted so will see how long they last. Over 15yrs ago Ferodo HD 4wd brake pads were an excellent brake pad to buy (as good as Bendix), but aren’t as readily available off the shelves these days due to Bendix becoming a big player & dominating shelf space. I don’t mind trying different products from time to time to get first hand experience of their quality & performance. For everything I replace on my car I record the date & kms for future reference. There are cheaper items that do last as long as the expensive ones but it is really hit & miss until you try them out.
                  Last edited by Brett1979; 04-03-2020, 12:40 PM.
                  2005 120 series V6 Grande, 2 inch susp lift (King/EFS combo), 32 inch MT’s, Safari Snorkel, rear diff lock, breathers, Light Force spotlights, UHF, dual batteries.

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