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recommendation for front pads and rotors ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DDay, Mar 17, 2024.

  1. Mar 17, 2024 at 1:43 AM
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    DDay

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    Amazon ? ($125-210) Autozone ($230) Partsgeek ($210) for same names
    Ceramic ? brands to avoid or be recommended.... I havent done a brake job in 25 years, back when you turned the rotors and now replace, apparently? I got in a terrible accident and cannot do the majority of my own work anymore, although my son (37) will help with this, sparing me labor charges. Jeez, any advice appreciated. My last brake jobs? A '68 Camaro and '88 Supra. Been a bit.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2024 at 2:32 AM
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    Factory OEM is the best,you can them for a good price from a Toyota dealership on ebay.
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2024 at 2:36 AM
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    Two threads on this

    TRD ceramic pads
    Stoptech cryo slotted rotors
    Or similar

    or that in bigger size with 4runner BBK
    Tundra master cyl

    avoid Autozone
    My stock rotors warped twice
    Still running above 1st setup. Never warped. On second set of TRD pads.
    Just started bed in procedure after break in. Without a trailer and on the street, still able to slide tires on 35’s.

    rather have tundra master cyl and 4runner BBK but that’s a lot of work. Buying rotors, again, when my current Stoptechs are still fine.
     
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    If the rotors are good and not warped, I’d keep the originals. I used and recommend using Toyota parts, this is for the front pads:

    Pads kit: 04465-04070 x1
    Disc Brake Anti-Rattle Clip Set: 04947-0C010 x 1
    Clip Pin Hold: 47743-04093 x 2
    Disc Brake Pad Shim: 04945-0C030 x 1
    Disc Brake Caliper Pin: 90240-06158 X 4

    I didn’t replace the rear shoes, but would recommend original Toyota parts. Make sure you grease the caliper pins so you have even wear on your pads, you can use the following grease:

    Super Lube-21030 Synthetic Multi-Purpose Grease, 3 Oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XBH9HI

    It’s a very simple job and not difficult to do yourself and it sounds like you’ll have your son there to help, which you guys shouldn’t have a problem.

    I recommend using Toyota parts and once on there I would select
    Conicelli parts in PA as they have great prices and I’ve been ordering from them for years.
    https://autoparts.toyota.com/?partn...da4w9QNpPNGXhMCqfXMaAiqHEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:21 AM
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    Be very wary of any auto parts on Amazon and Ebay. There are Lot's of cheap chinese fake parts on those sites. I recently purchased some Denso plugs on ebay that turned out to be fake. Ended up going to the dealer to make sure I was putting the real deal in my truck.
     
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  6. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:33 AM
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    I agree, I originally bought a 6 pack of WS transmission fluid off of Amazon, it was probably ok. However, I thought about how much a new transmission cost and I repurchased the fluid from a Toyota dealer.
     
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  7. Mar 17, 2024 at 9:28 AM
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    Advics are the OEM pads, if you want to save a few bucks.

    I went with a package deal from PowerStop myself.
     
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    Online dealer direct you can get all the oe parts for about $200 bucks, pads, rotors, shims etc.
     
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  10. Mar 17, 2024 at 11:02 AM
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    At the recommendation of a auto tech at a popular performance/repair shop I went with Brembo Rotors, he suggested looking for ones specifically made in Europe and staying away from anything Chinese based on some of the materials they use. The Brembos weren't cost prohibitive and I've got about 40K on them with no issues, pulsing or detectable warpage. Both my MCs have Brembo's so I have a history with them and they've been great in that application. All that being said the chinese are capable of making good stuff as long as they also use good materials and that's sometimes the problem, esp with some of the China autoparts you find in the chain auto parts stores. If you've bought rotors from Autozone or O'Riley's in the past 10 years you've probably see how cheap chinese rotors perform.

    Stoptech is very popular on here so they're obviously decent also. I doubt you'd go wrong with OEM rotors if they've retained OE quality.
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2024 at 1:19 PM
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    Why do you think you need to replace rotors at 50,000 miles? You should get a lot more mileage out of them. Getting them turned is still a thing. If you have a set of measuring calipers you can see how worn they are or aren't.

    I changed my rotors at about 140,000. Not because I had to, I went with TRD pads and slotted cryo rotors as I wanted better stopping power.
     
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    I agree, changing the rotors should be unnecessary.
     
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    Rotors can be turned. FSM should list specs. Sometimes rotors list the spec on the part. You can measure thickness with digital caliper.
     
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    Resurfacing rotors is a disappearing service in my area. The only place that does it near my area is OReillys, and I have to call around because the nearest ones don't always have the Toyota adapter. I believe they charged me $35/rotor about a year ago. If you don't have a micrometer, you can take the rotors to them to resurface, they will measure them before accepting them to ensure they have sufficient material to resurface. They accepted my slotted & dimpled EBC rotors and did a good job.
     
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    If you are doing the brakes for yourself, you can measure and skip the rotors if they are with in spec.
    If they squeal when you’re done, it’s your fault. You can live with it.

    If you are doing them for someone else, ALWAYS have them turned or get NEW rotors.
    If they squeal, pulsate, or feel “funny”, you’ll know about it. And you’ll get to do them again.


    With the way parts are now, you’ll be lucky if the new pads “fit” the old rotor if you don’t turn them.
    I say, spend the money and get rotors.
     
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    Thank you to everyone for the recommendations, and good information.
     
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    Purchase new OEM rotors and pads from a dealer. You can find the rotors online for about $60 each and the pads for around $45. Free shipping or pick-up at dealer for many of them. Resurfacing thins them out, they are more prone to warping afterwards, and you'll be doing them again. Prices vary on the dealer sites, so shop around

    https://autoparts.toyota.com
     
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    i got some great direction from everyone, again really appreciate it. It is a great Tacoma world! Tnshooter-funny and true.

    Tacoma notes -Moving to Oregon 10 years ago form SoCal I had rare opportunity to buy a new vehicle outright. Telling my high school girlfriend and wife of 30 years I would get an all wheel drive vehicle of her choosing. She announced we would be purchasing a 4 door 4 wheel drive truck and that the Tacoma seemed right. Gotta love her. Beautiful and smart. Full disclosure we had a 1981 SR22 Toyo truck with 270k miles on it. She would often leave her Volvo and my Supra to drive it to work "because sometimes I like shifting", and "I can drive through the field to hit the main road when traffic gets busy" I sold that 82 truck to a friend and regret it still.
     
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    I have about 115,000 miles on my stock pads and am only considering replacing them in the next month or two.
     

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