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Do I have to change my brake pads?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cajunboi, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    cajunboi

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    I changed them about 6 months ago and turned my rotors due to lack of availability of new rotors. Well of course they are warped now and I now have some new rotors to put on.

    Do I need to change the pads if they still have life on them?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 24, 2009 at 5:59 AM
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    chris4x4

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    You should be fine with the pads you have now.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I concur.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    the pads should still be good to go............just make sure to do the break in procedure after you get new rotors and you should be fine.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    Take the pads and rub them on the concrete. This will give you a new surface for the new rotors.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    What is a break in procedure for pads and rotors? Just sand them down and make sure there clean? Or is it something different?
     
  7. Jul 24, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Im curious about this too.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    You really should change them.

    New Rotors need to be 'bed in' (broke in). The old pads will have 'wear patterns' in them from the old & warped rotors. You don't want to break-in the new rotors with pads that are worn from warped/old rotors.

    I personally would never put old pads on new rotors.

    Here's a rotor break-in process.
    http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=85

    I'm not sure how critical this is for most everyday cars. When we changed rotors/pads on our corvette, we did the bed-in procedure.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    I would put new brake pads on so it would brake in the rotors evenly.
    Also out of curiosity, are you heavy on your brakes when you brake to slow down? Or do you just put a lot of miles on your truck?
     
  10. Jul 24, 2009 at 11:37 AM
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    cajunboi

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    Neither really. I wanted to change my rotors when I did the pads 6 months ago but no one in town had the smaller rotors for w/o VSC trucks. I eventually had to get Pep Boys to turn them and I think the guy said he made 4 passes on them. I knew they would warp but didnt have a choice at the time.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    i would change the pads to. better that way. and the stock rotors i think gets warpped alot i heard. going with aftermarket
     
  12. Jul 24, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    I got my Rotors from WheelersOffroad.com not a bad price.
     
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