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front brake replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by avangel, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Mar 2, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    avangel

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    Hi, I have a strange question but please bare with me.
    I am wondering if the front pads have sqeakers to tell you ahead that the pads are low and should be replaced. Anybody before changing front pads notice this? I must have about 75000 km on them so I would think they should be changed soon.
    06 tacoma 4x4 sr5
    thanks.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2009 at 6:45 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to Tacoma World!

    Yes they do have noise makers. :)
     
  3. Mar 2, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    welcome to the board...and what chris said...

    You don't have to wait for those tho-If you have felt a change in braking-Could be a number of other things (Dirty brakes, glazing, chucks falling off)-You gotta feel safe that's the important part.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    yep! I usually change my front brakes around 50,000 miles.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    perfect, thanks guys.
    So far everything seems normal with the brakes. Last december I changed the tires I looked at the pads which to my surprise still had a fair bit on them. But I know they must be pretty worn down by now, 75000 kms. I was just hopeing to hold off on changing them for about 2 weeks. If they have noise makers I should be ok. If not no biggie.
    Should I go with factory pads? These pads have lasted pretty good.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 at 7:12 AM
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    If you are happy with them and have no need to improve braking performance-There is no reason to upgrade.

    Some produce less brake dust, or cool or self-clean better-but they cost more...
     
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