I took advantage of Brembo's Memorial Day sale and purchased their complete brake kit for the Sienna.
Me either. For the popular Asian applications that I have used them for, they are nothing special. Noisy, hardware is average. About the same as most jobber pads.I ended up doing my Sienna brakes today. Raybestos EHT pads all around and front rotors, Bosch quiet cast rear rotors due to parts availability issues.
I don’t know what you guys all love about raybestos pads.
The stories about EBC backing plate issues are old-news and they re-desgined them to deal with that issue. I know plenty of folks running their pads for street and light track use with no drama.Craig, your Siena is certainly the wrong application for YS. Cold bite is less than stellar.
Are Brembo Xtra, Ferodo DS Performance and PFC Z-rated easily available in Canada?
I'd even just fit some standard Ate Original or Ferodo Premier to your Sienna. Both do
provide more than sufficient stopping power and are very cost-effective. Don't under-
estimate them. Not sure if you've read what I said about EBC here:
Brembo Xtra rotors vs Otto Zimmermann Sport Coat ZAccording to you Porsche uses rotors that have low QC and lack the German attention to detail They fallow direction on both sides.bobistheoilguy.com
I don't see how a set of EBC Yellows for $140 for my Golf isn't competitively priced against other companies producing a similar compound pad for aggressive street/light track use.Toyota designed it for 7 people and their stuff in it. OEM pads and rotors are perfectly fine for it. I always thought people who buy EBC pads are just boy racers who think the colors, yellow red green are cool and are willing to pay double for them.
The stories about EBC backing plate issues are old-news and they re-desgined them to deal with that issue. I know plenty of folks running their pads for street and light track use with no drama.
Of course you will use what you like, we all do. But EBC is a reputable brand of brake components.I tried them once and that has been my (and others) experience.
I don't feel any need to try them again as there's so much choice
from more reputable manufacturers out there. Ferodo, Pagid, PFC,
Brembo, CL, Endless and OE, to name a few. Much more reputable.
I had the same problem too. Akebono ProAct pads are almost the same price as the Toyota brake pads value line.I ended up doing my Sienna brakes today. Raybestos EHT pads all around and front rotors, Bosch quiet cast rear rotors due to parts availability issues.
I don’t know what you guys all love about raybestos pads. If I hadn’t opened the sealed box and shrink wrapped pads, I’d have thought they were used. The pad backing was so dusty and dirty. The silencing shims didn’t fit for $hit. There was a good 1/4” gap between the ears on the shims to the pad back. They’d literally fall off. I removed and tweaked them, but geez. There’s still a gap because the shim itself is just too large for the pads back, but at least they don’t move now (and I hope they stay that way, no confidence in that though).
So like I said, we’ll see. I just couldn’t believe how crappy the shims fit right out of the box (they’re pre-installed). The rears were tight enough out of the box, but I still removed them to apply brake grease between the pad and shim, and also tightened them up some too.
Hardware all fit and seemed fine otherwise, though.
Break in test drive went fine. No abnormal noises to note. Brake performance seems unchanged from previous setup of centric rotors and akebono pads.
I am not seeing Z36 pads for the Sienna.Update:
I went with Z36 pads, Brembo UV coated rear rotors and Advics front rotors (due to "supply issues" I could not get anything else. I also performed the Toyota service bulletin modification to allow extra air to get to the brakes.
The pads give better bite than the factory brakes and a bit more progressive feel. I would have liked more, but some improvement is good. Particularly improved is hard/emergency stopping, especially when loaded. No signs of any vibrations developing since the changes.
So far the Brembo coating is (unsurprisingly) better than the partial paint on the Advics. I wish I was able to get Brembos on the front at that time.