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Front and Rear Brake Wear Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flyby08, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Dec 23, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    Hey,

    I just got my truck serviced and i noticed that they noted the life left on the front and rear pads. I notice that the rears have worn significantly more then the fronts (at least i think, 20%):confused:. Is this typically or am i being dumb, i don't think i ride my brakes but maybe i do.

    thanks
     
  2. Dec 23, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    expect the rear drums to last 3 front pad changes. and btw, some people are getting over 70k on their fronts....
     
  3. Dec 23, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    thanks for the replies,that is what i thought. i got to ask my pops since he took in for me since i couldn't this time.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    Don't feel bad the dealership I go to told me my front an rear pads were almost gone at 39,000 miles an wanted to charge $190.00 per axle. I bought some pads an went home. When I pulled the wheel off an looked at the pads they look almost new, not even 1/4 of the way worn. Moral of the story is don't always put a 100% faith in the dealership.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:37 AM
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    Drums in the rear?

    I'll have to check but I want to say Shoes typically are not made to the same thickness that pads are. New Pads are usually a little thickers than new Shoes, so even when the shoes get worn a little bit you might get a 6/32's reading in the rear and 9/32's on the front pads.

    Whenever a shop tells you you need work done, tell them you want to be taken out to the vehicle and shown. If any place ever acts defensive about letting you look at what they are rec'ing to replace, tell them to put your shit together and back it out.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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    x2. and like everyone else said, the rears, especially drums, will last 2-3x longer than your front pads.
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    that is what i was thought and why the difference really jumped put at me as strange. I figured that they are trying to set it up to change the brake soon than needed, and i will definitely ask to look at everything before anything gets changed. Once again thanks i needed a quick reality check
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    yep,i got 93,000 on the stock pads with about 4/32 left.:eek:
     
  9. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    The more threads I read about shops, man my shop was top notch back when I worked there, we always told the truth even if we were not going to make money.


    Wish shops everywhere were like that.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    yeah,im glad that i do all my own work and have access to the tools and shop to do it..scum bag shops rip lots of people off these days.
     
  11. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    I can tell I wont be going to any shops.

    Only stealership when its a warranty problem.
     
  12. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    Just replaced the front pads at 172K,, drum shoes are still good to go.
     
  13. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    Woah for a second I thought you meant you JUST replaced them like for the first time..........


    lol
     
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    On my post above,, it was for the first time since new. 172K on the original front pads. I thought I got good mileage out of them, but someone on here did better than that.
     
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    OMFG, wait you got 172k miles off OEM original brake pads?


    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
     
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    yessir!. My truck has had a easy life, so thats one of the reasons. Also just depends on how hard you use your brakes. I drive commercial truck for a living, and it is paramount to learn to conserve brake shoes/heat for the long downhills with 55 tons pushing you.
     
  17. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    wait.............what.172 on the oe pads????really?i just cant see that at all.wow.
     
  18. Dec 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    No doubt I think my truck has a easy life I'm always easy on the brakes except for twice, I pushed them to the floor to see how fast I could stop and what it felt like incase I would ever have to slam on them hard, had the finacee do the same thing.
     
  19. Dec 24, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    aaaaaaaa that makes sence.i drive as well and i totally understand.just now teaching my daughter how to drive(on her permit with a 5 speed saturn and doing great)those things that come with driving commercial trucks.
     
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    yup, good luck with the daughter and the 5 speed, thats a bit of work there. she will definitely be a better driver.
     
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