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How long do your brakes last?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoholic, Jun 7, 2009.

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How many miles were on your original set of brake pads?

  1. under 10,000

    12 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. 11,000-30,000

    37 vote(s)
    4.4%
  3. 31,000-40,000

    49 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. 41,000-50,000

    67 vote(s)
    8.0%
  5. 51,000-60,000

    68 vote(s)
    8.2%
  6. 61,000-70,000

    49 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. 71,000-80,000

    35 vote(s)
    4.2%
  8. 81,000-90,000

    31 vote(s)
    3.7%
  9. above 91,000

    63 vote(s)
    7.6%
  10. I haven't replaced them yet, specified below.

    422 vote(s)
    50.7%
  1. Apr 3, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    Davtopgun

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    Not at all. Replaced the fluid at 100k. Replaced clutch at 150k, no slipping or anything, pedal just wasn't engaging until you completely took your foot off of it.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    george3

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    Thanks.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM
    #223
    Hans Moleman

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    Stock rotors warped at 25k miles but plenty of pad left.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    That's my problem too. The question is what rotor to replace the OEM rotors with ? New OEM's would accomplish nothing - they would just warp again.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    09Tacomania

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    Wonder why? I had to do my brakes at 74k. Pads were shot. Rotors were fine. I replaced anyway. Not a fan of cutting them down. Went with Brembo's. $72 each
     
  6. Apr 4, 2013 at 7:11 PM
    #226
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    I'm the 2nd owner - got it 20k miles ago, brakes are squeaky but haven't been replaced
     
  7. Jun 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    Just replaced mine at ~66K miles
    I probably could have gone another 10k but didn't want to replace the rotors so I replaced the brake pads before any damage could occur.
    Immediately after replacing pads I took the truck out to re-bed the pads. I used the 20-20-20 method.
    So far, so good, no squeaks , shakes or shudders.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2013 at 3:39 AM
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    I just did the fronts @ 70k. I still had plenty left too
     
  9. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:42 AM
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    just changed the fronts @60K and roughly 30% left on them, I do a fair share of off roading and towing.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2014 at 6:55 AM
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    Started to change mine around 85k and put new ones back in box since there was about 1/3 of the pad left on the old ones. Got new tires yesterday at pretty much 100k now and checked out the pads and there is still too much left to toss them.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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    3INVERTED9S

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    Never checked my brakes. I just upgraded to EBC pads and rotors at around 25k miles. Love 'em. What a great upgrade from stock. Worth every cent.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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    What's the 20-20-20 method?


    Also, can this be done after 600 miles on a new truck or does it have to be done on new pads/rotors shoes/drums?
     
  13. Jan 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM
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    mini antenna... I'm getting to it! Sheesh!
    On my 2001 Taco I replaced the pads only at 74k, 133k and 210k before I got rid of it.

    On my 3 year old 2011 4x4 my rotors are warped at 25k! WTH! :(
     
  14. Jan 23, 2014 at 9:33 PM
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    really? imo stock stops better and lasts longer...

    i just got rid of my ebc pads and rotors and they where crap...never again will i get them...dont stop as well as i thought they would...and the pads died super quick.:(
     
  15. Jan 23, 2014 at 9:41 PM
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  16. Jan 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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    Doing my front brakes on a 2005 model 4.0 auto. Done 85K miles. Over 30% difference of braking between left front and right front. Obviously not on original pads. Bought this truck one year ago, braking performance always quite disappointing.
    So tear those brakes down...
    Brake calibers very rusty. Two pistons stuck, one on either side, some others not moving freely. To get the stuck ones out, I had to weld a short metal bar to them and use a hammer on the bar to get them out. Others would get out either by using the brake fluid force or by a hammer. Not uncommon with Toyota calibers and salty roads. Seems they don't pack them with enough "grease" at the factory. Had the calibers sand-blasted and I'm going to paint them.
    Had the same problem with my Hilux many years ago. Also had to use a welder to get the old pistons out. No rust on them then, and no rust on them now. Those calibers are 19 years old. Well they don't make them like they used to....
    To those of you who like downshifting, think about this: Brake pads are really easy to replace and cheep. Clutches are quite difficult to replace and expensive. So, don't use your clutch-disk as a brake. :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014
  17. Jan 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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    i'll have to find old invoices for miles but i have 2005 trd sport prerunner quad cab bought new, I AM EXTREMELY hard on it, in sept. 2008 i did full replacement of all breaks and componants and again in i believe june or july of 2011, i am at about 130,000 miles at the moment.

    cheers,
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  18. Jan 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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    Hey Mexican , so what ebc setup did you buy? I bought for my Altima the GD sport rotors and the ceramic brake pads and let me tell you I've had no regrets. Stops way better than stock.

    I've been contemplating wether to buy them for the Taco but it makes no sense right now cause I only have 5k on my 13.
     
  19. Jan 25, 2014 at 3:20 PM
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    78K front and rear. Towing next year so will probably do the fronts. Using the manual gears to downshift sure saves on brakes. And sliiiiiiiide up to the vehicle in front at a stop. :D

    There's a ski area here at 3500 ft. that I regularly go up and down from sea level. I can get all the way down with only touching my brakes once before one sharp corner, otherwise its third gear. As long as I leave enough room in front of me in case that person likes their brakes, then I have room to let it run on some parts. I've seen flames on vehicles in front and the smell by the time you get to the bottom is brutal. Makes for expensive transportation for skiing when you operate your vehicle like that! :confused:
     
  20. Jan 26, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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