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How long do your brakes last?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' 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

    36 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. 31,000-40,000

    48 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. 41,000-50,000

    66 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.

    421 vote(s)
    50.8%
  1. Jun 10, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Crap...I totally forgot about conditions...:(
    Oh well. Thanks for the info guys!
     
  2. Jun 13, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    TheTacoManChach

    TheTacoManChach I AM THE GREAT CHACHOLIO!!!

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    10 to 15 minutes unless they piss me off then god only knows how long
     
  3. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:45 PM
    #43
    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    :rofl: :laugh:
    Cool, I'd imagine stopping bigger tires causes more strain, bigger rotational mass.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    4milestogo

    4milestogo Well-Known Member

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    I've got almost 93k on mine, but I will need to replace inside of 15k
     
  5. Aug 9, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    JKD

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    My Neon's front brakes were replaced at about 130,000 miles. The brake guy said I probably had used up about half the life of the rear shoes at that point, and should look to replace them at about 250,000 miles.

    And I'd still be going, too, if it wasn't for that damned deer.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2009 at 7:07 PM
    #46
    Tacoyota

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    4.56 gears, rear trutrac,DT header, 235/85r16 Duratracs, 2nd filter pulled, inter.wipers, Cruise control, Factory alum. whls/winter tires(2nd set), Afe pro Dry-S , Dumbo eared flaps cut down.
    I never had too. MY old dakota had only 75k on it when i sold it after 8 years. Hope the next oner did, they never were that good.
     
  7. Aug 9, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Man, wouldn't that be nice. Truth is, with today's new brake systems with VSC and EBD the rear brakes are being used with more frequency. I would definitely check the rear drums on a consistent basis with a scheduled service.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    I coast when reasonable to red lights ,and avoid rapid slowdowns, not always possible. But those 2 can really extend brake life.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Nice, nice...:cool:
    Dodge+deer=no more Dodge :p
     
  10. Aug 9, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    41k...No need for replacing them right now.:)
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    ....yea, but you get a free set of antlers ,right?lol
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    One would assume. But remember if you assume, it just makes an ASS out of U and ME. :D
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    I have replaced mine 2 times. I get about 40-50k on brakes. I tow a boat. I have never changed my rear brakes.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    My luck it'll be an elk i hit someday, looks like their belly should glide right over my hood and into the cab:eek:
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    JKD

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    Plymouth, actually. :)

    And, the damage, hitting it at "around" 70 mph (no warning), was: Headlamp housing and turn signal housing on driver's side were obliterated; driver's fender and hood were crunched back; Driver's side of radiator closure panel was pushed back; radiator and fans were damaged beyond repair. Airbags deployed, door windows blew out (from airbag pressure).

    It's fixable, but I'm going to sell it to someone else, probably someone in the autocrossing groups around here, who wants to fix it up.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I would've totalled it...how old is that thing if it's a Plymouth??? :eek:
     
  17. Aug 25, 2009 at 4:29 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I currently have 38K on my truck, and the brakes are in good shape - especially when you consider how much I tow stuff. I am looking to probably upgrade them next year. Maybe go with rotor rears???
     
  18. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:13 AM
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    gupster88

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  19. Aug 25, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

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    First set of fronts at 56k, now at 78k fronts are fine and worn through the rear shoes. Had been meaning to pull the drums and check, but lost the brakes this weekend due to a failed rear wheel cylinder. Drum is shot because the grooves are worn so deep.

    Solution...coverting to rear disc brakes.
     
  20. Aug 25, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    WildcaTaco

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    My fronts are looking like they need to get replaced, any advice on some good replacements?
     
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