EBC Yellow Stuff Brake Pads (front and rear)
For 2006 GS430, Hawks pads were not available. Toyota is known to me as a reliable car maker, but they make floating cars with not-so-quick braking system. I decided to try EBC and found the EBC was as good as the Hawks (Hawks makes several grades of stopping power, I mean the highest power). It is very important you need to have brand new rotors or used rotors with no runout and no grooves. Otherwise, there are less stopping power and squealing noise. Don't blame EBC, it's rotors causing noise.