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I need brakes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jimker55, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    jimker55

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    just hit 103,000 miles and time for a set of brakes. Should I go to a dealer or will any reputable shop get the job done for less? How much should I expect to pay?
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Dealer. Other places will get the job done for less but the quality of there pads aren't as good. You'll most likely have more brake dust and the pads wont last as long.
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    +1. Shops like Les Schwab and Tires Plus will also try to sell you new calipers, wheel cylinders, and other shit you probably don't need. Some dealers will too, so make sure when they try to up sell you something, you actually need it. If they say your caliper is bad, make them show you.
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Not a hard job to do yourself if you really want to make sure it's done right. You can use far better parts for less money too.
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    thanks for the info, I guess i'll head to the dealer in the next couple of days. thought of doing it myself but don't have the time and dont want to screw it up.
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    Just changed mine last month.

    It cost me $59.00+tax at the dealer, "part# 04465-04070 pad kit front disk" and get some brake lube for the shims at any auto store, took me whole 15 min to do both sides in my garage with basic tools.
    There's a DIY running around in the forums if you're not familiar with changing pads.

    I choose OEM because it was cheap, worked great and my wheels never got black soot from the factory pads.

    Good luck
     
  7. May 12, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    For comparison, my girlfriends 2005 Hyunday Santa Fe needed pads and OEM were $130.00+tax for parts alone, ended up buying top pads at Advance Auto for $53.00 and hope they don't soot the wheels.
     
  8. May 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    Good luck with that, when I had my 4Runner I did the same thing. Not only did I have a ton of brake dust but they were always squeaking. Hopefully yours dont do the same!
     
  9. May 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    Money pit.
    If it's just the fronts, those are very easy to do yourself. Quite often it's cheaper to just buy new rotors and install yourself than to pay to resurface old ones if you need new rotors as well.

    If it's just brake pads that's a 15 minute job.
     
  11. May 12, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    Yikes, the dealer wants $269 to replace front pads and resurface rotors. Seems like a lot.
     
  12. May 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    that is alot. can you find a coupon or something? if you were closer, i would do the brake for you..quite simple really, but i do remember the first time.
     
  13. May 12, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Well, "according to the salesman" these won't squeak or soot the wheel, the ones that cost like $25.00 do, that's what he said, I guess that in a couple of months I'll know for sure.:D
     
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    yeah... they told me the same thing. I paid like $70.00 for the ones on my 4Runner b/c the salesman told me they were the best. Either he gave me the wrong box or I got screw. I think I got screwed!
     
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    Aftermarket are fine, but you get what you pay for. I've seen cheap rotors warp and get rusted. Stick with a name brand like Raybestos, Wagner, Powerslot, etc.
     
  18. May 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    No shit! I just hit 103,000 miles today too!!
     
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    If you do get rotors i've hear that slotted rotors are preferred
     
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    x2... dont get drilled, I've heard of them cracking and falling apart.
     
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