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Sorry if this is a repost but i couldn't find anything on here or yahoo. :roll:

My brakes need an upgrade and i was thinking/hoping i could just go down to pepboys or autozone and pick up sets of pads for the front and back. Autozones website lists that they carry a few brads for under 40 bucks a set. I've put Performance friction pads on my truck and got the lifetime warentee with them from autozone and have had no problems so far. But i was wondering what you guys would recommend.
Stock 85 5m powered, just a street car
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I just put a set of Wearevers from Advance Auto on mine and like them alot. The fronts are friction rated FE and the rears are FF. Most other pads I have seen are EE in the front and not too good. They are not warrantied though but at 14.99 a set I guess its not a bad deal. They have awesome stopping power though. I have also tried the Albany (Autozone) and disliked them, the Bendix, and the Raybestos and didnt like any of them as well as the wearevers. They are all street pads and not really performace pads though, only option for that is mail order, nobody seems to carry a premium type pad for our cars.
 

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Excellent! Can't complain about 15 bucks!! Thanks a bunch Wes. :p
 

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Well, I guess it depends on what you're looking for, & how much you're willing to spend.

Last year, I finally had my brakes done. New OE Toyota Brake pads (that I bought about 5 years from former MKII list member Dave Goodhue), Brembo OE rotors (wore out the old ones & they could not be turned), and Technafit Braided Brake lines. Makes the world of difference.

Can't remember how much I paid Dave for the OE Toyota pads. :(

Sometime last fall, I was @ one of my Toyota dealers & they were having a clearance sale on some aftermarket parts that they were trying to get rid of.... One of those items, was a set of KVR Carbon/Fiber pads for the front. Paid about ~$25 for them :D :D Decided that I may as well get a full set, so I then ordered a set of KVR's for the rear. They ended up being around $60 or so... (not on sale). So when this set of Toyota OE's wear out, I now have a set of KVR's waiting to go in.

One of the nice things about the KVR's is that they keep your wheels clean... They don't emit a whole lot of brake dust, that then ends up on your wheels.

When the pads on the Silver Slug MKI finally wear out, I also plan on getting a set of KVR's for them. I did some price checking on them, and BOTH the front & rears for the MKI only cost about ~$42 - $43, compared to $49 - $53 for Toyota OE pads..... Heehee...... 8)
 

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Hmm, KVR's you say. Well i'm weighing out all of the options right now so i'll be checking those out too. I'm not willing to spend a lot of cash on just brake pads but i'd rather not cheap out on something and have it cost me a lot of $/time in the future(like constantly cleaning brake dust off my rims) :p

Thanks for the imput 8)
 
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