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Front Brake Pad Replacement Quote

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by east, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Feb 13, 2014 at 5:09 PM
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    east

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    I have a 2006 access cab 4x4 Tacoma and I have quotes from the dealership and a local tire and brake place, The dealership is around $ 280.00 for the pads and they told me that I also needed my rotors resurfaced. They want $ 50.00 for cleaning and adjusting the rear brakes. The other place told me that I only needed to replace my pads, $ 150.00 for the pads and labor and $ 30.00 for cleaning and adjusting the rear brakes. I did not ask them what type of pads they were going to use. The dealership told me that if I did not use the oem pads that they listed for, $ 117.00 that it could cause me issues with noisey brakes. They advised me to use the oem brakes , part # 04465-04070. Should I get my rotors resurfaced ?

    My question is who is giving me the best information and what place should I use ?

    Thank you for your time and consideration with my issue.
     
  2. Feb 13, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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    2011Streaker

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    for $150 over the next 40-50k, i'd go OEM.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2014 at 5:17 PM
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    bldegle2

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    Pretty much stock for now. New Navigation DVD/CD/TV/AV/Bluetooth Stereo and seat mod spacers added so far.
    you can very easily do the fronts yourself for less than $200, that includes new rotors and pads, cleaning the rears also easy...how many miles on the truck?

    I did rotor and pads, aftermarket parts, never a squeak or squeal, cost, less than $150...the rears take a long time to wear out, remove drum, air hose, brake cleaner, inspect, done....

    as long as you have some basic wrenching skills, this is a very easy do it yourself job...
     
  4. Feb 13, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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  5. Feb 14, 2014 at 2:51 AM
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    RogerRZ

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    I paid $85CDN for my OEM pads, which I changed at 45k. I'm due for new ones.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2014 at 3:51 AM
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    More Stealership and brake job BS. Change them out yourself. Very easy. The video above and several others on youtube will show you how if you are not sure. Will take an hour of your time, 1 1/2 if you stop for a beer midway through.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2014 at 4:03 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    X2 on this. I like the OEM pads, not a lot of brake dust and they last. If you're mechanically inclined its a pretty simple job. If not then take it to someone you trust. I don't re-surface the rotors unless they are scored pretty good, or I get pulsating. Other than that I personally leave em alone.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2014 at 5:05 AM
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    I've always changed my own brakes. It's really not that hard if you're semi-mechanically-inclined. I've never spent over $30 for pads. sorry not worth the expense when regular pads do fine. In 10 years I have never replaced my rear shoes and they pass inspection with flying colors, the self-adjust is nice. rotors are still fine.

    RockAuto.com is a good source for parts if you're looking. Labor will always be the most expensive 'cause they have to charge you a mandatory 1-2 hour to make any money. front brakes should take no longer than 30 minutes to do both sides unless the pins are stuck.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2014 at 5:07 AM
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    This is very sound advice. Why take life off of your rotors unless it is needed? I always use OEM pads.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2014 at 5:44 AM
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    Yea, I just had my inspection done last month. Have had my truck for over 4 years now and rears measured almost new.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    88,000 miles on my baby and the service tech said the fronts still have over 1/2 the pad left on them and the rears are like new.

    Just put my first set of tires on at 82,000 miles.
     
  12. Feb 14, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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    I have a first gen but just did my brakes and rotors. I went with advanced auto parts wearever pads and rotors. They work pretty good. Got them changed for 155, including parts, at my personal mech. Resurfacing can cause brakes to fail and overheat prematurely, so I just got new rotors when they started pulsing. Rotors are cheap nowadays. You realy shouldn't need rotors if they're not pulsing when you stop, or the rotors are scored pretty bad. Next time I will be replacing my own brakes. Super easy
     
  13. Feb 14, 2014 at 8:38 AM
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    I have changed a lot of pads and as long as the rotors are still in spec I have never replaced or resurfaced.
     
  14. Feb 15, 2014 at 8:49 PM
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    Thank you for all your replies, Sorry about the delay in my reply. I lost power during our ice storm and now I am just trying to get everything caught up. I have about 66,000 miles on my truck and will follow your advise on the pads. Yes I am mechanically inclined but I would rather have a certified mechanic do the work due to the liability issues. This is a really great forum and I really appreciate everyones quick response. Thank you.
     
  15. Mar 7, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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    This might be too late...but I think Toyota has a deal for the month of March for $99 for the front pads, then you get a rebate for a $50 prepaid visa card. I just had mine done at the dealer at 45K miles. They cut the rotors and replaced the pads and it came to around $200 before the $50 mail-in rebate.
     
  16. Mar 7, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    Why did they turn the rotors? Were you having vibration when you were braking?
    Ken
     
  17. Mar 10, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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    A little bit.
     
  18. Mar 10, 2014 at 10:18 AM
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    Gotcha. Just curious. A lot of places want to turn the rotors EVERY time they do a brake job or change the pads. To me this is just a waste. There is really no reason to turn them unless the rotors are warped or "glazed", it just removes metal from the rotor making them thinner (although by very little) and thinner metal heats up quicker. In most cases you just need to take the old pads out and drop new ones in. I have a couple of friends that are Master Mechanics/Technicians at Toyota and they say the same thing.
    Anyway, glad it worked out for you and thanks for posting the pad deal.
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  19. Mar 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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    66k on the rears is pushing it IMO. My rear pads were 100% toasted after only 70k and 'adjusting' them won't do jack to tell you how much pad is left. Drum needs to be removed and at that point you might as well slap on new pads and springs.
     
  20. Mar 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM
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    I am kind of surprised they went that fast, but I guess that is a lot of miles. Totally agree with you on replacing them if you are going to pull the drums anyway. By that point the job is half done!
    Ken
     

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