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Hey Guys,

I work on my Land Rover Discovery II, so am a self taught mechanic, with a decent set of tools. My wife's 2011 RAV4 Sport needs new Pads and rotors all around.

I run Akebono Ceramic Pads and EBC Sport rotors on the Disco, because it is so darn heavy.

What are the best Pad/Rotor combos in your guy's experience?

Also, any quirks on doing a brake job for these vehicles? I reviewed the tech bulletin and it seems pretty standard.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Tony
 

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I have not replaced rotors yet, but pads were easy and straight forward (once I figured out the metals shims). I just buy the aftermarkets parts from Advance Auto Parts or your preferred parts store.
 

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For longevity Advics work well. They are OEM and cheap on Amazon.
They come with the shims unlike Toyota parts.
Very straight forward swap. Nothing special to note. I did not have good luck with the rear sliding pins on my i4. They keep on rusting/getting pitted for some reason even after I changed to aftermarket sliding pins and rubber sleeves.
 

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I had not planned on doing pins. I will stop at an autoparts store and pick some up.

I am going with Akebono Pads and I found some slotted and drilled rotors on Rockauto. My wife drives our infant around, and drives like a nut so upgraded brakes seem like a good idea.

I will post if they are good or not.

Thanks for the tips guys, hopefully everything is not too rusted.
 
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