Reviewed by Terry B (Belgrade, MT) Reviewed for a 2002 Toyota Echo — 2006-12-27 12:35:53
I drive a great deal. I am, at least, a "spirited" driver. I deliver a large rural paper route over seventy-five miles of roadway daily. In addition to these very hard miles (over five hundred stops daily) I drive this vehicle for general use. I put about forty thousand miles a year on my delivery vehicle. I moved to the cryo disc in the hope that my current brake disc replacement schedule (every two months-max) would become less frequent. I don't know about that part yet, but I do know that I continue to have a squealing problem which I did not have with the Brembo slotted and cross-drilled rotors I was using. I am using EBC Red Stuff pads. I have tried many, many pads for this application and these are by far the best. Negligible fade no matter what. I followed the break-in instructions for the cryo discs to the letter. I installed new brake pads at the time of disc installation. As I do this quite often, I was probably more careful than even the manufacturer wanted me to be. I still have squealing after more than two-thousand miles. As I said, I did not have this problem with the Brembo discs. Hard braking seems to be ok, however I tend to wake everyone up on the route with any medium or slow braking, which is a lot. As I don't have many options now, I will keep the cryos on until I can't stand it anymore and then will go back to the Brembos.