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The difference between stock components and aftermarket performance parts is like the difference between the Backstreet Boys and The Doors. Technically, both bands make music. But in 50 years, one will still be considered a rock ‘n’ roll legend while the other will be little more than a footnote in the history of pop music.


The same can be said when comparing the overall performance of stock parts with the enhanced output of performance brakes. Designed to withstand the rigors of high-output racing, parts like performance-grade brake pads provide a direct replacement for stock pads and surpass their lesser counterparts in durability by 20 - 40 percent. Ceramic brake pads are currently one of the most popular replacements. Proven to last longer, stop faster and operate virtually noise-free, they’re forged from copper and provide a more effective heat transfer, resulting in less wear than their steel counterparts. They also cool faster, last longer and are virtually silent, generating sound outside the range of human hearing. Performance brake pads, like those manufactured by EBC brakes, are especially handy for those with chrome wheels as the dust created by the ceramic pads is minimal and light in color, keeping your wheels from collecting that black chalky discoloration.


But brake pads aren’t the only components that wear out. In fact, the parts within your brake system wear out faster than just about any other system on your vehicle, which is why many have chosen to ditch the underperforming stock parts altogether and install a complete set of performance brakes, tailored to their unique make, model and year – like Chevy brakes, Ford car brakes and Dodge truck brakes.


Next to brake pads, brake lines are the second most important component in the braking process. Easily damaged by off-road adventures or debris that flies up from the roadway, broken or leaky brake lines fail to deliver the proper amount of hydraulic fluid into the brake system, causing a weaker response. Unlike flimsy stock components, performance brake lines are manufactured from stainless steel, providing a long life of reliable braking power.


The final primary component in the brake system is the rotor. The hotter your brakes get, the less responsive they become, also known as “brake fade.” Slotted brake rotors are the solution. Exactly the same as those found on professional racecars, drilled brake rotors keep your brakes cool under heavy operation by allowing heated gases to escape. They also keep your brakes from becoming waterlogged in wet weather by allowing water to move more freely through the holes for increased performance, added bite and more powerful braking on wet surfaces.


Brakes are often taken for granted until you need them to stop on a dime. Toyota accessories and other aftermarket brakes and brake accessories provide the safety and security that come with added power at a price that’s far more affordable than the same upgrade purchased through a dealer.


Please feel free to call toll-free 800.874.8888 or e-mail sales@autoanything.com with any questions. We are delighted to be of assistance in finding the right auto parts for you, be they car parts, truck parts or SUV parts.
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