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Got stuck in the mud the other day:sosad: so I decided to put the M/T's back on:naughty: (especially now that I finally got my fender all trimmed out where they won't rub). While they we're mounting my tires I thought it would be a good time to inspect my front brake pads. I was amazed to see the pad were 2/3's worn at most.:whatwhat: BTW I have 43K mi on my truck. Is it just me or is that not a really long lived set of brake pads?:confused: I've had cars that barely got 30K out of a set of front pads! Anyway just wondering if everyone else was having the same success with their brakes.
 

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TRDtoy79 said:
Got stuck in the mud the other day:sosad: so I decided to put the M/T's back on:naughty: (especially now that I finally got my fender all trimmed out where they won't rub). While they we're mounting my tires I thought it would be a good time to inspect my front brake pads. I was amazed to see the pad were 2/3's worn at most.:whatwhat: BTW I have 43K mi on my truck. Is it just me or is that not a really long lived set of brake pads?:confused: I've had cars that barely got 30K out of a set of front pads! Anyway just wondering if everyone else was having the same success with their brakes.
I changed mine out at 30k they were pretty worn down.
 

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I changed mine at 20k. I switched to Hawk ceramic pads, but the stock pads still had about 70% left.
 

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Havent changed the rear. I dont know what the reverse squeal is i dont expeirence it on my truck.

I think i wore out my break pads from all the 4wheeling i did when i first bought the truck. I had to slam on the brakes alot with 2wd in mudd.
 

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So basically I own all ya'll in gas milage and brake pad life!:nana: Apparently I drive like a little old lady.:preach: So slow down and lay off the brakes and you can all quit bitchin' about the milage and be super cool like me.:smokin: Or not, I don't give a crap.:kingme:
 

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TRDtoy79 said:
So basically I own all ya'll in gas milage and brake pad life!:nana: Apparently I drive like a little old lady.:preach: So slow down and lay off the brakes and you can all quit bitchin' about the milage and be super cool like me.:smokin: Or not, I don't give a crap.:kingme:
Were moving forward your getting stuck in mudd.
 

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I had a 2003 that with about 40k that I sold last year. I took a look at the brake pads when I last rotated the tires and the still looked like they had about 80% life left. I thought it was pretty amazing. I guess I am easy on the brakes, unlike my x.
 

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Oh yeah. Forgot I admitted that.

By the time I got out out it was dark and the mud was frozen to my truck!:yikes: I guess getting stuck in mud improves your gas mileage and extends the life of your brake pads.:whatthe:
 

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Havent changed the rear. I dont know what the reverse squeal is i dont expeirence it on my truck.

I think i wore out my break pads from all the 4wheeling i did when i first bought the truck. I had to slam on the brakes alot with 2wd in mudd.
When the brake drums on the rear have the slightest bit of moisture on them sometimes they will squeak when applying the brakes while in reverse. To my understanding a lot of people have complained about this.
 

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TRDtoy79 said:
Oh yeah. Forgot I admitted that.

By the time I got out out it was dark and the mud was frozen to my truck!:yikes: I guess getting stuck in mud improves your gas mileage and extends the life of your brake pads.:whatthe:

ive done the same my truck was coeverd in mud when i first got it probabli like 2 months after i bought it. HAHAHA wish that forumal worked on my truck.
 

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When the brake drums on the rear have the slightest bit of moisture on them sometimes they will squeak when applying the brakes while in reverse. To my understanding a lot of people have complained about this.
Hmm never heard mine do that. Probably never focused to hearing it.
 

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I got 21k on my truck and my brakes are still good. Still brake awesome and I brake them hard so I know they are working. I think you whos getting 40+k must be braking 1 mile before the stop. Haha jk
 

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I got 21k on my truck and my brakes are still good. Still brake awesome and I brake them hard so I know they are working. I think you whos getting 40+k must be braking 1 mile before the stop. Haha jk


Learning to let off the excelerator well before you stop does improve gas mileage and obviously saves your brakes from unnecessary wear & tear.:preach: Years of my Dad yelling at me about it finally paid off I guess. :rolleyes: Now that I've learned the secrets to driving on road I need someone to teach me offroading.:help: I've learned the hard way :bash: that momentum is your friend!
 

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I drive so many highway miles, I bet my brakes will last 100,000 miles.
 

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Obxfishn said:
When the brake drums on the rear have the slightest bit of moisture on them sometimes they will squeak when applying the brakes while in reverse. To my understanding a lot of people have complained about this.
I have this problem with mine.
 

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hey, pb...how are the hawk ceramic pads?? im thinkin bout either those or a pair of stoptechs up front!




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I changed mine at 20k. I switched to Hawk ceramic pads, but the stock pads still had about 70% left.
 

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Has anyone tried the TRD Replacement Brake Pads, and if so are they much better than stock? Car & Criver replaced their (Long Term Test) Tacoma's with an aftermarket brake pad ( For got the Brand??) and they claimed a much improved brake pedal feel and stopping power. I tow a trailer every other weekened and I will be looking for new front brake pads later this year.

Any ideas about the best replacement Front Brake Pads that are available???

Thanks.
 

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the brakepads that car and driver used were stoptech pads. do a google search for them.....seem like pretty damn good pads! ill probably go with these or hawk ceramics!



kooltaco said:
Has anyone tried the TRD Replacement Brake Pads, and if so are they much better than stock? Car & Criver replaced their (Long Term Test) Tacoma's with an aftermarket brake pad ( For got the Brand??) and they claimed a much improved brake pedal feel and stopping power. I tow a trailer every other weekened and I will be looking for new front brake pads later this year.

Any ideas about the best replacement Front Brake Pads that are available???

Thanks.
 

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Got 158K on the stock front pads..... Never seen anything last as long as these things! probably gonna replace them this week with Toyota again....
 
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