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Any recommendations on good pads and rotors for towing? I have seen in some eamrlier threads that Akebono pads got a mention by Doc, has anyone else used these and if so which ones?

Would be helpful if anyone could post up prices and where they got them from as well

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Highest hot and cold co-efficient pad you can buy, higher friction will cause an increase in rotor wear which translates to braking performance but tyres are your limiting factor.

DBA slotted rotors
QFM HPX pads

If your trailer isn't braked then I would be spending that money on converting the trailer. It will be the best bang for your buck option.

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When I had a WH CRD the best "bang for the buck" was using RDA slotted & dimpled rotors and Akebono Pro Act pads.
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ACT 1080 & ACT 1087.

These pads are a ultra premium ceramic low dust - long lasting with minimal rotor wear.

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Last set I installed about 6 months ago for towing 2800kg.
dimple and slotted discs and extreme pads for the rear $280.00

Who really knows if they any better than others and standard, but for a extra $100.00 why not!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DIMPLED-S...78ea007&_uhb=1

Trailer electric drum brakes makes a huge difference with the proper controller.
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I fitted DBA 42530XS front rotors & EBC UD1080 pads & Power Stop S4990 Brake Caliper


I was going to use EBC Yellowstuff DP41732R pads but couldn't get them locally. I see they now have a new EXTRA DUTY TRUCK PADS ED91732. This page has a few reviews on them http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/e...uty-brake-pads


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https://perfectbrakes.com/automotive...-2010/19004030
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Cheers for the replies, I have a Redarc Tow Pro brake controller and the camper has electric drum brakes

As the pads are getting low and the rotors are also badly worn I was planning on replacing them, just wondering what others first hand experience has been with some of the aftermarket stuff.

The RDA rotors are pretty cheap on eBay but I have never used them and was concerned about quality, if others have used them successfully that is good info for me.
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When mine are up, I'm probably going RDA slotted rotors and QFM pads. Although those new EBC pads read up alright. I spent $600 odd bucks on DBA 4000 slotted rotors and Bendix 4wd pads on my last Hilux and couldn't tell the difference.
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In my experience, wallets anyway

For a towing brake setup you'll want a slotted rotor and high cold co-efficient, DBA T2 have 16 slots vs 3 on the RDA this is why I recommend DBA as it will have a higher initial bite and be able to expel heat at a much higher rate, RDA and DBA (Plain and slotted) are the same price for me.

I like QFM HPX as it has an average co-efficient of 0.48 and doesn't create any dust plus it's made here on the Gold Coast in Nerang (Local) and I can buy a set (Front & Rear) for $65. Cannot tell the difference between EBC Green and Bendix Ultimate pads for towing and offroad although the Bendix ultimates do like to squel when cold.

Tyres will always dictate brake performance, you can have the best and most exotic rotors and pads but without mechanical grip they won't be any better than an OEM setup.

Point is, there is a marginal performance difference between them all for your intended use, just go with value/cheapest.

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I have QFM performance pads and RDA slotted/dimpled rotors an my WJ and they work a treat. Best pads I've had in a car by a long way as they pull up well and have little dust to worry about.

Just be aware that if you go slotted rotors you'll likely experience some grumble from the brakes due to the slots.
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