Best brake pads for prius v??

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by Eric "v", Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Eric "v"

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    When the time comes I'm thinking I'll replace my OEM brake pads with a good quality ceramic filled pad, specifically Akebono Pro Act.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    Considering most get over 100k miles on their brakes, I would go back with OEM.
     
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    If they use the same quality pads as all the other Toyotas, I'd never buy anything else. During the last 30 years, I've never replaced brake pad at less than 90,000 miles on any of my Toyotas. Same with struts and rotors. Yes, they cost more.
     
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    WOW! 90,000 to 100,000 miles on a set of FRONT brake pads for a Prius! If that's so I will stick with Toyota pads. I guess the regen braking helps pad life quite a bit.
     
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    To clarify, I have no experience with the Prius pads. But the earliest I've ever replaced Toyota pads is at around 90k. It's an expensive brake pad an rotor job when you need it, but they last like crazy.
     
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    Yup. Regen braking does the bulk of the braking under normal conditions, w/ Pads kicks in under 7MPH, as regen stops at this point. Hard/emergency braking will cause the pads to kick in soonerto supplement regen braking.

    Many Gen2's get well over 100K miles. I'm at 132K miles, and on original front pads & disc rotors, and rear shoes & drum rotors. Plenty of friction material on everything and the rotors are still plenty thick too.

    Prius brakes in UK seem to made of a softer material as they don't get the same crazy life US Prius owners do.

    Be sure to have the brake caliper pins lubricated on a regular basis. People who don't do this report new pads and sometimes rotors b/c a caliper pin dried up. The result is the braking power is concentrated on one pad and on one side of the brake rotor. Obviously unwanted uneven wear.
     
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    I have 162 k miles on Gen 2, and all original brakes.
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    ETC(SS) The other One Percenter.....

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    151k....and original rads and rotors on my 06........SUV. :D

    My work car (2010 Prius) has 76k and I don't think that it will be needing brakes before something like 200k based on current burn rates.

    Unless you drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours a day, or deliver the morning paper I can't imagine needing new brakes on a Prius before 150k.

    Good Luck!
     
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    I'd be interested to know what you did. These replies didn't direct you anywhere.
    I have a Prius V and my brakes are down to 2mm after only 34,000 km. Rotors shot too.
     
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    Our 2012v Touring has 112,000km on it. I inspected all brakes before we drove down to Vegas this Month they all looked like new, we don't use much salt or sand in the winter in BC...34k km, wow there must be lots of abrasion on the pads and/or rotors.
     
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    I had my Gen 1 Prius for 12 years and NEVER did a thing to the brakes (except change the brake fluid every few years) - traded it in for a Gen 3 in 2012. The Gen 3 just turned over 100K, still have never changed the brake pads.
     
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    Now at 175k on my v with original brakes and no dust on the wheels. I normally anticipate stops but not enough for others behind to worry about it. Was just in Europe and Prius v cabs are everywhere.
     
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    My Prius 2011 hit 70k and I do not have to replace the brakes. The original from Toyota should last for a long time.
     
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    Define best.
    Cost, dust, life, performance?

    I vote for OEM replacement.
    1) Ceramic - low dust.
    2) Cost - depends upfront part cost over the life of the part , DIY install, warranty
    3) Life - longer pad life, less rotor life.
    4) Performance - stopping distance, heat.

    That's my two cent comment, good luck in your decision.
     
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    My rears needed replacement first at 190k
     
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