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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tigerfan00, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mar 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    OK...so i NEED new front shoes...

    obviously i dont want cheapos...i want something decent...

    but i also dont want to spend a small fortune...ive got guns and ammo to buy

    Help me out...what do i need to look for or maybe some suggestions as to where/what to buy?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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  3. Mar 18, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    hmm

    well i dont need rotors...sooo...just hawk pads?
     
  4. Mar 18, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    any clue as to WHICH hawk pads i should get?
     
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  6. Mar 18, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    either the lts pads or the ceramics....and have your rotors turned.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    lets play a new game

    say i need brake pads...but i dont want to spend $70 on Hawks

    is there something suitable out there for less money?

    Should i look for ceramic? any sort of warranty? materials?

    Do my rotors HAVE to be turned or is this one of those "you should do it but its not going to be a big deal if you dont" things?
     
  8. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    you can get some duralast ceramics from autozone...................pretty good pads....and warranty on them. the rotors really need to be turned..........you'll eat up the brake pads and they will start to wear crooked more than likely if you dont.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    gracias...this is exactly what i like to hear...sort of

    where do i get my rotors turned at? im assuming you mean on a lathe rather than just spinning them a bit on the knuckle?
     
  10. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Not enough to mention on this one. Give me time!
    Allied Bendix makes a good pad along with Raybestos so you should be able to get those at any good parts store. If you have over 50K on your rotors or if your steering wheel shakes a little while braking then get the rotors turned. This will keep the new brake pads from wearing or glazing over. You can normally get this done at any machine shop for about $30.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Not enough to mention on this one. Give me time!
    Pretty much everything Will said!
     
  12. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    if you have a pepboys or oreillys close by...they can turn the rotors..............relatively cheap too.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    :D
     
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    also...gracias to you



    i'd be more interested in the hawk pads but i dont want to order them...i want to go somewhere...buy brakes...come home...put them on

    what if i have 102K on my rotors

    j/k im pretty sure the brake place turned them last time i had brakes done
     
  15. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    AHA!

    i wonder if they want my truck washed before i bring it in
     
  16. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    hmm....maybe just a small rinse job!!!:eek::D
     
  17. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    now that we've got that settled...with the correct tools (which i have available) how hard is it to change brake pads?

    am i going to have my truck apart for several hours or just maybe a couple?

    would it be worth it to take it somewhere to have everything done?
     
  18. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    easy as pie man. jack truck up...take tires off, remove clip and pins, take pads out, unbolt 2 bolts on back and remove rotor...................then reverse the process for the new pads.:D
     
  19. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    dude I just got mine done at the stalership today. all i gota say is I hate them. $200 bucks for just the front:eek:
     
  20. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    I have always used OEM pads, and not turned the rotors....I havent hit anyone yet...:)
     
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