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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.

I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
different occasions.

What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
wheels look fine.

What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks

p.s.
I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>
> I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the original
> equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was told they
> were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two different
> occasions.
>
> What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at a
> Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
> wheels look fine.
>
> What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>
> p.s.
> I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
> folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices


Why don't you purchase the OEM pads at a Lexus dealer and have them
installed by a trustworthy and competent local independent shop?
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Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Ray O wrote:
> "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>
>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the original
>>equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was told they
>>were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two different
>>occasions.
>>
>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at a
>>Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
>>wheels look fine.
>>
>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>
>>p.s.
>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices

>
>
> Why don't you purchase the OEM pads at a Lexus dealer and have them
> installed by a trustworthy and competent local independent shop?


See my 'p.s.' ... They want $84 per set. I am sure that Lexus gets
their pads from a third party supplier ... anyone know who that is so I
can buy them for a half the price .... thanks..
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Ray O wrote:
>> "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>
>>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>>
>>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the original
>>>equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was told they
>>>were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two different
>>>occasions.
>>>
>>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
>>>a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
>>>wheels look fine.
>>>
>>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>>
>>>p.s.
>>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>>>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper
>>>prices

>>
>>
>> Why don't you purchase the OEM pads at a Lexus dealer and have them
>> installed by a trustworthy and competent local independent shop?

>
> See my 'p.s.' ... They want $84 per set. I am sure that Lexus gets their
> pads from a third party supplier ... anyone know who that is so I can buy
> them for a half the price .... thanks..


Hmmm, I think I paid somewhere in the $40's for pads for my LS at our local
Lexus dealer.

If you know the part number, go online and see if you can find the part
number for less.

Toyota's OEM brake supplier is Akebono.
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Ray O
correct the return address punctuation to reply
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Ray O wrote:
> "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>Ray O wrote:
>>
>>>"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>news:[email protected]
>>>
>>>
>>>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>>>
>>>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the original
>>>>equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was told they
>>>>were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two different
>>>>occasions.
>>>>
>>>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
>>>>a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
>>>>wheels look fine.
>>>>
>>>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>>>
>>>>p.s.
>>>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>>>>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper
>>>>prices
>>>
>>>
>>>Why don't you purchase the OEM pads at a Lexus dealer and have them
>>>installed by a trustworthy and competent local independent shop?

>>
>>See my 'p.s.' ... They want $84 per set. I am sure that Lexus gets their
>>pads from a third party supplier ... anyone know who that is so I can buy
>>them for a half the price .... thanks..

>
>
> Hmmm, I think I paid somewhere in the $40's for pads for my LS at our local
> Lexus dealer.
>
> If you know the part number, go online and see if you can find the part
> number for less.
>
> Toyota's OEM brake supplier is Akebono.


do you know if I should order the Ceramic Akebono brakes ore the
semi-metallic? (I don't know the part number unfortunately)

Thanks!
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Ray O wrote:
>> "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>
>>>Ray O wrote:
>>>
>>>>"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>news:[email protected]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>>>>
>>>>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
>>>>>original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
>>>>>told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
>>>>>different occasions.
>>>>>
>>>>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year
>>>>>at a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust.
>>>>>Rear wheels look fine.
>>>>>
>>>>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>>p.s.
>>>>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>>>>>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper
>>>>>prices
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Why don't you purchase the OEM pads at a Lexus dealer and have them
>>>>installed by a trustworthy and competent local independent shop?
>>>
>>>See my 'p.s.' ... They want $84 per set. I am sure that Lexus gets their
>>>pads from a third party supplier ... anyone know who that is so I can buy
>>>them for a half the price .... thanks..

>>
>>
>> Hmmm, I think I paid somewhere in the $40's for pads for my LS at our
>> local Lexus dealer.
>>
>> If you know the part number, go online and see if you can find the part
>> number for less.
>>
>> Toyota's OEM brake supplier is Akebono.

>
> do you know if I should order the Ceramic Akebono brakes ore the
> semi-metallic? (I don't know the part number unfortunately)
>
> Thanks!


I believe semi-metallic is OEM so I'd stick to semi-metallic. Ceramic may
last a little longer but will also cost more.
--
Ray O
correct the return address punctuation to reply
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Ray O wrote:
> "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
>>Ray O wrote:
>>
>>>"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>news:[email protected]
>>>
>>>
>>>>Ray O wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>>news:[email protected]
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
>>>>>>original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
>>>>>>told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
>>>>>>different occasions.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year
>>>>>>at a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust.
>>>>>>Rear wheels look fine.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>>>>>
>>>>>>p.s.
>>>>>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>>>>>>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper
>>>>>>prices
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Why don't you purchase the OEM pads at a Lexus dealer and have them
>>>>>installed by a trustworthy and competent local independent shop?
>>>>
>>>>See my 'p.s.' ... They want $84 per set. I am sure that Lexus gets their
>>>>pads from a third party supplier ... anyone know who that is so I can buy
>>>>them for a half the price .... thanks..
>>>
>>>
>>>Hmmm, I think I paid somewhere in the $40's for pads for my LS at our
>>>local Lexus dealer.
>>>
>>>If you know the part number, go online and see if you can find the part
>>>number for less.
>>>
>>>Toyota's OEM brake supplier is Akebono.

>>
>>do you know if I should order the Ceramic Akebono brakes ore the
>>semi-metallic? (I don't know the part number unfortunately)
>>
>>Thanks!

>
>
> I believe semi-metallic is OEM so I'd stick to semi-metallic. Ceramic may
> last a little longer but will also cost more.

Thanks Ray !
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Ray O wrote:
>> "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>
>>>Ray O wrote:
>>>
>>>>"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>news:[email protected]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Ray O wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>>>news:[email protected]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
>>>>>>>original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I
>>>>>>>was told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on
>>>>>>>two different occasions.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year
>>>>>>>at a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust.
>>>>>>>Rear wheels look fine.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>p.s.
>>>>>>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully
>>>>>>>you folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much
>>>>>>>cheaper prices
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Why don't you purchase the OEM pads at a Lexus dealer and have them
>>>>>>installed by a trustworthy and competent local independent shop?
>>>>>
>>>>>See my 'p.s.' ... They want $84 per set. I am sure that Lexus gets
>>>>>their pads from a third party supplier ... anyone know who that is so I
>>>>>can buy them for a half the price .... thanks..
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Hmmm, I think I paid somewhere in the $40's for pads for my LS at our
>>>>local Lexus dealer.
>>>>
>>>>If you know the part number, go online and see if you can find the part
>>>>number for less.
>>>>
>>>>Toyota's OEM brake supplier is Akebono.
>>>
>>>do you know if I should order the Ceramic Akebono brakes ore the
>>>semi-metallic? (I don't know the part number unfortunately)
>>>
>>>Thanks!

>>
>>
>> I believe semi-metallic is OEM so I'd stick to semi-metallic. Ceramic
>> may last a little longer but will also cost more.

> Thanks Ray !


You're welcome!
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:50:57 GMT, Michael <[email protected]>
wrote:

>
>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>
>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
>original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
>told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
>different occasions.
>
>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
>a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
>wheels look fine.
>
>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>
>p.s.
>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices



I am very happy with the PBR Deluxe (organic) pads.

Very rotor friendly and virtually dust free.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Curtis Newton wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:50:57 GMT, Michael <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
>
>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>
>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
>>original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
>>told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
>>different occasions.
>>
>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
>>a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
>>wheels look fine.
>>
>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>
>>p.s.
>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices

>
>
>
> I am very happy with the PBR Deluxe (organic) pads.
>
> Very rotor friendly and virtually dust free.
>


Are they original Lexus replacement pads?
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
On Sat, 17 Dec 2005 14:37:15 GMT, Michael <[email protected]>
wrote:

>Curtis Newton wrote:
>> On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:50:57 GMT, Michael <[email protected]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>>>
>>>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
>>>original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
>>>told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
>>>different occasions.
>>>
>>>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
>>>a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
>>>wheels look fine.
>>>
>>>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>>>
>>>p.s.
>>>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>>>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices

>>
>>
>>
>> I am very happy with the PBR Deluxe (organic) pads.
>>
>> Very rotor friendly and virtually dust free.
>>

>
>Are they original Lexus replacement pads?




They are not OEM pads. But, from my experience, they are excellent
pads. I believe Akebono are the OEM pads.

The Axxis (PBR) deluxe organic pad is about $35, the metal master is
about $40, and the ceramic (kevlar) is about $45.

http://www.importrp.com
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:50:57 GMT, Michael <[email protected]>
wrote:

>
>I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>
>I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
>original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
>told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
>different occasions.
>
>What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
>a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
>wheels look fine.
>
>What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>
>p.s.
>I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
>folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices




The Akebono pads are $49.85 plus s/h.

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/p...105&partid=12&makeid=29&modelid=435&year=2000
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I purchased a complete set for the front of my GS400 at Lexus. The kit
included shims, lub and the pads. They were only $70.00 total. If they are
similar to the originals, they last 50,000 miles. Don't bother with after
market pads!
"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>
> I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
> original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
> told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
> different occasions.
>
> What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
> a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
> wheels look fine.
>
> What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>
> p.s.
> I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
> folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I purchased a complete set for the front of my GS400 at Lexus. The kit
included shims, lub and the pads. They were only $70.00 total. If they are
similar to the originals, they last 50,000 miles. Don't bother with after
market pads!
"Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> I have a 2000 ES300 Lexus build 10/99.
>
> I am confused about what brake pad to buy which will replace the
> original equipment (or better). I am told they were ceramic, and I was
> told they were semi-metallic. The dealership said both also on two
> different occasions.
>
> What is prompting this is that I had a front brake job done last year at
> a Brake place (not Lexus) and the brakes squeal and a ton of dust. Rear
> wheels look fine.
>
> What brake pads should I buy (for all 4 wheels) ?? Thanks
>
> p.s.
> I can always buy them at Lexus for 3 times the price, but hopefully you
> folks know where I can buy equivalent (or the same) at much cheaper prices
 
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