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How long do your brakes last?

View Poll Results: How many miles were on your original set of brake pads?
under 10,000 12 1.45%
11,000-30,000 36 4.34%
31,000-40,000 48 5.79%
41,000-50,000 66 7.96%
51,000-60,000 68 8.20%
61,000-70,000 49 5.91%
71,000-80,000 35 4.22%
81,000-90,000 31 3.74%
above 91,000 63 7.60%
I haven't replaced them yet, specified below. 421 50.78%
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:15 AM   #221
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I had 134k on my 07's pads when I replaced them, and they still had plenty of miles left on them. I start down shifting a ways before I stop, and don't use the brakes much at all.
Has the down shifting caused any problems with your trans or clutch ?
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:36 PM   #225
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Stock rotors warped at 25k miles but plenty of pad left.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #226
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Stock rotors warped at 25k miles but plenty of pad left.
That's my problem too. The question is what rotor to replace the OEM rotors with ? New OEM's would accomplish nothing - they would just warp again.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #227
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Wonder why? I had to do my brakes at 74k. Pads were shot. Rotors were fine. I replaced anyway. Not a fan of cutting them down. Went with Brembo's. $72 each
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #228
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I'm the 2nd owner - got it 20k miles ago, brakes are squeaky but haven't been replaced
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #229
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Just replaced mine at ~66K miles
I probably could have gone another 10k but didn't want to replace the rotors so I replaced the brake pads before any damage could occur.
Immediately after replacing pads I took the truck out to re-bed the pads. I used the 20-20-20 method.
So far, so good, no squeaks , shakes or shudders.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:39 AM   #230
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I just did the fronts @ 70k. I still had plenty left too
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:42 AM   #231
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just changed the fronts @60K and roughly 30% left on them, I do a fair share of off roading and towing.
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Started to change mine around 85k and put new ones back in box since there was about 1/3 of the pad left on the old ones. Got new tires yesterday at pretty much 100k now and checked out the pads and there is still too much left to toss them.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:48 PM   #233
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Never checked my brakes. I just upgraded to EBC pads and rotors at around 25k miles. Love 'em. What a great upgrade from stock. Worth every cent.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:36 PM   #234
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Just replaced mine at ~66K miles
I probably could have gone another 10k but didn't want to replace the rotors so I replaced the brake pads before any damage could occur.
Immediately after replacing pads I took the truck out to re-bed the pads. I used the 20-20-20 method.
So far, so good, no squeaks , shakes or shudders.
What's the 20-20-20 method?


Also, can this be done after 600 miles on a new truck or does it have to be done on new pads/rotors shoes/drums?
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:55 PM   #235
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On my 2001 Taco I replaced the pads only at 74k, 133k and 210k before I got rid of it.

On my 3 year old 2011 4x4 my rotors are warped at 25k! WTH!
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #236
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Never checked my brakes. I just upgraded to EBC pads and rotors at around 25k miles. Love 'em. What a great upgrade from stock. Worth every cent.
really? imo stock stops better and lasts longer...

i just got rid of my ebc pads and rotors and they where crap...never again will i get them...dont stop as well as i thought they would...and the pads died super quick.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:41 PM   #237
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anyone have any experience with wagner brakes?

i found a pair of super duty semi metalic wagner brakes on rock auto for 20 bucks including shipping

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/more...807&cc=1375343
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:22 AM   #238
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Doing my front brakes on a 2005 model 4.0 auto. Done 85K miles. Over 30% difference of braking between left front and right front. Obviously not on original pads. Bought this truck one year ago, braking performance always quite disappointing.
So tear those brakes down...
Brake calibers very rusty. Two pistons stuck, one on either side, some others not moving freely. To get the stuck ones out, I had to weld a short metal bar to them and use a hammer on the bar to get them out. Others would get out either by using the brake fluid force or by a hammer. Not uncommon with Toyota calibers and salty roads. Seems they don't pack them with enough "grease" at the factory. Had the calibers sand-blasted and I'm going to paint them.
Had the same problem with my Hilux many years ago. Also had to use a welder to get the old pistons out. No rust on them then, and no rust on them now. Those calibers are 19 years old. Well they don't make them like they used to....
To those of you who like downshifting, think about this: Brake pads are really easy to replace and cheep. Clutches are quite difficult to replace and expensive. So, don't use your clutch-disk as a brake.
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really? imo stock stops better and lasts longer...

i just got rid of my ebc pads and rotors and they where crap...never again will i get them...dont stop as well as i thought they would...and the pads died super quick.
Hey Mexican , so what ebc setup did you buy? I bought for my Altima the GD sport rotors and the ceramic brake pads and let me tell you I've had no regrets. Stops way better than stock.

I've been contemplating wether to buy them for the Taco but it makes no sense right now cause I only have 5k on my 13.
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