I know that many members have complained about how poorly their hilux pulls up, especially if larger wheels and tyres are fitted. So in the hunt to find out more about this I called one of my previous employers who owns and runs a specialist brake and clutch business and has done for over 30 years.
After asking the questions about fitting slotted rotors and bendix pads the answer was don't waste your money, it may help slightly and feel better whilst new but once worn a bit you won't notice much if any difference over standard.
The answer to the braking problem, which he actually found out off a tour company running hiluxes, is that the rear brakes require regular adjustment due to the fact that the incorporated self adjusters just dont work. Keep the adjustment up and braking is fine.
So I decided to check the theory out and put my hilux up on the hoist and check the rear adjustment.
Now my hilux has only 12,000km on it and had it's 10,000km service only recently done.
So checked the adjustment and wow it was miles out. 13 clicks on the adjusters later and they are where they should be.
Test time off the hoist and out the road,and what a difference it makes. Firm brake pedal, good feel and it stops.
So make sure whoever does your servicing, that they adjust the rear brakes as most places wont bother due to knowing that they are drum brakes and should be self adjusting.
Hope this helps