We've never heard a truck or 4x4 owner ever complain about too much braking ability. That being said, most off-road truck owners would probably add big disc brake packages if they didn't cost thousands of dollars. So without replacing the entire brake at each wheel, the next best thing we can do is improve the wearable materials—namely the pad and the rotor. And if you've read this magazine and are vehicle savvy, you probably already know EBC pretty much rules the roost when it comes to the best brake pad replacement parts. For about double the cost of a standard replacement brake pad, you can seriously improve your truck's braking performance in just minutes.
When it came time to replace the pads on this daily driver, we found out EBC had released new Orange Stuff Extra Duty pads. The new pads are said to have longer life with no noise and produce minimal dust, thanks to the new carbon granule-based pad material. The pads are available at EBC distributors now, so you can get a set and have your ride braking better in the time it takes you to change a brake pad..