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    • Oct 06, 2017 2:39:59 pm
    Hello everyone I'm looking to get new brakes and I'm thinking about getting new rotors brake pads calipers and I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas on what I should get I have a 2005 scion tC and I also live in Colorado so I will be driving in snow a lot so just keep that in mind. Any ideas are helpful.
    Thank you
    • Oct 06, 2017 5:26:36 pm
    mashburn wrote:
    Hello everyone I'm looking to get new brakes and I'm thinking about getting new rotors brake pads calipers and I was wondering if anyone has any good ideas on what I should get I have a 2005 scion tC and I also live in Colorado so I will be driving in snow a lot so just keep that in mind. Any ideas are helpful.
    Thank you


    hey mashburn..
    how did the sunroof fix go??

    about the brakes.. calipers. When mine went bad I bought new Toyota ones instead of the re-manufactured ones. So I can only speak to what I saw, the new ones were much better looking than the re-man Toyota ones, they looked bad! Maybe they have a better company reman them now but 4 years ago wasn't good at all. you could check out metro toyots's website https://www.toyotaparts.metro-toyota.com/ or just call them.. I bet sparks toyota would also have the new ones too. https://www.sparksparts.com/

    you know another one I keep forgetting is McGeorge toyota, they have some awesome prices too! https://toyotaparts.mcgeorgetoyota.com/

    I would stay away from anything Dorman or Cardone remanufactures. They are horrible. Centric might be a possibility, but what I did was give up the guessing and just buy it new.

    Now about the brake pads, that's easy.. porterfield carbon/kevlar r4-s (Street) pads. Not cheap but they are awesome with the ability to stop. they make them in their shop in california. www.porterfield-brakes.com and yes they're good in winter too! I've driven them in -10 degree weather and they stopped great. Sure, they were better when it was hotter, but it's not like the compound had to warm up to have friction to stop. price for front is $89.95 and the price for rears is $89.95.

    yup.. here's the link.. front
    http://www.porterfield-br...t_info.php?productID=3500

    you want the r4-s pad it's a street pad, the others are race track pads. that's if you get the porterfield brand.

    rears
    http://www.porterfield-br...t_info.php?productID=3526
    • Oct 08, 2017 10:00:12 am
    Thanks Mitch in regards to the sunroof I just pulled the tracks and closed it and just bit the bullet and decided to just not have a functioning sunroof which sucks but it is all right. Regarding the brakes thank you so much for the information. Once I make decision I'll make sure to write a review on them here to help others make their decisions.
    • Oct 13, 2017 1:33:31 pm
    mashburn wrote:
    Thanks Mitch in regards to the sunroof I just pulled the tracks and closed it and just bit the bullet and decided to just not have a functioning sunroof which sucks but it is all right. Regarding the brakes thank you so much for the information. Once I make decision I'll make sure to write a review on them here to help others make their decisions.


    hey you're welcome. Ahh so you just have the sunroof closed, but that's it. Hey makes sense for now. Glad I could give you the info about the brakes. Once you get the porterfield r4-s brake pads, if you do, you'll thank me! They really are that great. and definitely a review would be awesome
    • Oct 24, 2017 4:55:24 pm
    Hey Mitch so you never gave me any advice on the rotors so any advice would be great. In addition, I've been swamped lately so I will be posting a video of my exhaust soon also I do plan on reviewing everything I get brakes wise along with how to install them.
    • Oct 24, 2017 5:40:45 pm
    • Edited 1 times, last by sciontc_mich on Oct 24, 2017 7:16:21pm.
    mashburn wrote:
    Hey Mitch so you never gave me any advice on the rotors so any advice would be great. In addition, I've been swamped lately so I will be posting a video of my exhaust soon also I do plan on reviewing everything I get brakes wise along with how to install them.


    hey mashburn.. thanks for the reminder! I didn't even realize I never let ya know what rotors! lol.. doh! The only ones that I go with now (after alot of junk) is the Bosch quietcast rotors. They're available front/rear for the tC. They are the only ones that when I measure the runout (with gauge) are sitting at zero! Amazing. They say the chinese make junk? no.. it's what the companies are willing to ask for from the Chinese! These rotors are awesome! They also have that rust resistant paint so the only surface that scrubs off is the ones the brake pads touch. The rest is protected. It lasts about 4 years til it finally started to degrade (the paint not the rotor).

    I got mine at Oreilly for about $49/each front, $33 or so for the rear/each. I could've gotten them online but I like to look at the rotors before I buy them, make sure they're not banged around, etc.

    and when you do install the new brakes, make sure to get the Toyota rubber grease to lube up the sliding pins. It's a huge mistake to use silicone. Stupid dealer did that to me ONCE and it gummed up everything! After that I've been doing my own work!

    Toyota part number 08887-01206, about $15 a tube, lasts awhile.

    EDIT: The part number above is for the Toyota rubber grease.
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