What aftermarket break pads did you buy?

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Fixin to replace my break pads.. Was wondering what everyone here uses.. Thnx in advance for any and all advice, tips, and reccomendations..
 

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OEM all the way. I have tried several other higher end brands without success.

I run mine with Slee rotors.


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On the front - OEM. Or I'd consider Hawk LTS.

Rear - I went Duralast Gold. I figure that rear pads aren't as critical as fronts, so went with ones with lifetime warranty. When they wear out, I get new ones for free.

Rotors - Either Brembo or OEM up front and Autozone Duralast rear.
 

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As much as I like aftermarket pads for my sports cars, definitely OEM for the hundy. I don't want a pad that needs heat before biting. Nor do I care for the endless brake dust and squealing.
 

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Akebono are a good alternative. Terrific pedal response even when cold, long life, no noise, and very low dust. Highly recommended.
I believe Akebono were the OEM supplier for the LC, but with a 1990's spec compound. Been running them on the LC and the MB ML430 for years and love 'em.
 
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I just recently did rotors and pads on all 4 corners and I went with DBA slotted rotors and Hawk LTS pads. The Hawk's work OK when cold but work really well with a bit of heat in them. I think when it comes time to do pads again I'll probably just go back to OEM or possibly try the Akebono's but I don't think I'll go with the Hawk's again.

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Some japanese made ceramic pads my buddy got through his work (german auto repair shop). They work awesome, no noises and awesome stopping power. While the OEM are a safe bet, non-OEM doesn't automatically mean you will have issues.
 

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Some japanese made ceramic pads my buddy got through his work (german auto repair shop). They work awesome, no noises and awesome stopping power. While the OEM are a safe bet, non-OEM doesn't automatically mean you will have issues.
 
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I went with Hawk HPS and love them. Upgrade from OEM when cold and they grab like a racing pad when hot. Love them.no uneven deposits either.



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Online. Google search "hawk hps land cruiser" and you'll find what you need. I have towed a 5500 lb boat several times with confidence. The hawk pads were a huge upgrade for towing over the oem pads I replaced. They gave out quickly when hot.


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