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Best place to buy OEM front brake pads

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hardtaco, May 17, 2009.

  1. May 17, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    hardtaco

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    Where is the best place to buy a set of front brake pads for my 2004 Tacoma doublecab PreRunner? I put a $15.00 set on a little over a year ago, and they are squeelin like a pig. It's to the point that I am hearing squeeling when my foot isn't even on the brake pedal. It's not a belt, I have ruled that out. I have tried to give my brake assemblies a thorough cleaning to get rid of brake dust, and that was a waste of 2 cans of brake cleaner. Where can I get the OEM pads other than my local dealership? I am also going to get the glazing taken off the rotors at a local auto parts store when I do this. Are these easy to get off the truck?

    Thanks
     
  2. May 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    try a set of hawk ceramic pads from here,instead of the factory pads.............

    http://raceshopper.com/index.shtml

    the pads on these tacomas are super easy to take out/reinstall.
     
  3. May 17, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    easy as crap to replace shoes...

    i personally like the idea of OEM pads...the first set i had lasted me 103K miles...seriously...before they started squealing even the slightest bit
     
  4. May 17, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    Wheres the best place to get them?
     
  5. May 17, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    honestly i dont know...i had to go with offbrand when i changed mine because i HAD to do it...but maybe your dealer or www.toyotapartsales.com
     
  6. May 17, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    Anywhere else to get OEM pads besides the dealership?
     
  7. Jun 9, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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