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Original brakes had 86k miles!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by headhunter247, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    headhunter247

    headhunter247 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, just thought I would share with you guys. My brakes were starting to chirp here and there, so I took them to have them looked at on Sat. They were the originals that came on the truck! They had 86k miles on them, and still had about 30% left on them. The rotors were warped a little, which was giving me vibes when braking. Dont ask me how that happened but it did..
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    TacoCat

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    Did you use your feet like Fred Flintstone to stop the truck instead of the brake pedal? ;)
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    No thats the weird part. I had a little shimmy but nothing bad at all...the new ones are a vast improvement, but was anything out of the ordinary.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    kilgoja

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    that's nothing...i've been over 100k on original brake pads before in vehicles...that's the beauty of having a manual tranny...you can downshift to save your brakes to help slow you down
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    Yea, I have an auto. Thats a lot on one set of pads. Maybe I used to drive like I stole my other cars, but I would be lucky to get 40-50 out of them. Maybe its just getting older and wiser. Who knows.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    311offroad

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    i bought my truck at 50k and haven't put brake pads on yet... the original owner was older and im sure he didn't drive like a bat out of hell so i doubt he put any on either...

    i just rolled over 80k (auto tranny)
     
  7. Jan 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    My mechanic told me that 80K is about normal , depending on how people drive of course, my neighbor just changed his on his 04, V6, 5spd at 92K . Had a little bit left on the pad. Changed out rotors and pads. Good for another 5yrs.

    Jeff, 06, V6, SR5, 6spd
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Yea, Im right with you bought mine with 45k mi, I have an auto tranny, and just rolled over 86k.

    I guess I just drive to fast from stop to stop...HA.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    I changed mine around 68k, still probably had 5-10k left but they're pretty cheap and take all of 15 min. to replace.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 2:37 AM
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    Wow, that's a lot of miles between brake changes.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    some tacomas come with cryptonite pads
     
  12. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    You can do the same thing with an automatic. There's a reason they put a shift lever on them you know. :p

    That said, brakes are a lot easier to replace than clutches in either kind of transmission so I don't get too agressive with it. I'll drop my automatic down to 3 or 4 going down a hill and down to 4 coasting up to a red light.

    I've always gotten > 60k miles out of Toyota brakes and rotors often last through two sets of pads. I think a lot of people coming from full size domestic trucks (that are heavier and use a softer pad material) are surprised they don't need to replace pads every 30k miles.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i sold my 02 taco w/auto with 125k miles with original brakes.they still had alot of life left.if you drive normal(if that is possible)you can bury the miles on factory parts
     
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