Tacoma: How long did your brake pads last???

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    Angry How long did your brake pads last???

    Hey all, I have about 13,600 miles on my 2002 DC taco and this weekend coming back from Chicago I started to get a squeal when braking...... So I took it into the dealer yesterday to have checked out and low and behold my front pads were down to the sensor and had to be replaced..... How many miles have you guys got before replacing them? Keep in mind I am from Pittsburgh so I have alot of hills when I am driving.......

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    I have an 1989 longbed V6 with 220000 miles. I repaced the front pads around 90000 and then again at 210000. Back are still origanal. A lot of mine miles are highway miles.

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    Default Probably won't last as long as a Dodge!

    My buddy at work has an '83 Dodge 1/2 Ton 4x4 that has 133K on the original front pads. I doubt the ones on my Toyota are going to last that long. Another guy drives a '73 GMC with original pads also. They both use their trucks, haul wood, gravel, etc.

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    I had an 89 toyota 4x4 and I replaced the front pads at about 115 k and the rears were still original when I sold it with about 160 k. As far as I know the brake setups on tacomas are almost identicle. I didn't live in a major city while I owned it, so I didn't have much stop and go driving. Sounds like something is wrong with your truck, that or you constantly ride the brakes?

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    First brake pads were OUT at 13K. Since then I have racked up another 14K and put on 35" tires, and they are still going strong with a good amount of wear left.
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    Things That Have Been Broken Off-roading: Front right axle snapped (twice), turned the front diff into a metal milkshake (twice), CV Boots (lost count), Power Steering Rack.... thank god my service writer likes me!

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    Thanks guys.... No I don't ride the brakes, but use them frequently due to the hills here in Pittsburgh..... But it is kinda strange cause my last car (and I know it is a car) 99 Solara, I got 56,000 miles out of the front pads, and to me that is great.... I have to get the truck inspected in Feb, so I am going to have them check for wear, if they are wearing quick I am going to try to get them to replace the calipers or something, cause something isn't right.....

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    Default Brake Pads

    The first time I thought I needed new brake pads for my 99 Tacoma, I took it to my favorite mechaninc for service (not dealership). Turned out that the reason why the front pads were wearing down sooner was because the rear brakes were so dirty that they were not doing their share of the breaking; thus putting more pressure on the front brakes.

    $20 for the cleaning and I didn't have to replace my pads for another year....Happy Driving

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    Default 40k Miles on my 1996 Tacoma

    I traded in my 1996 Tacoma V6 4x4 with 40k Miles on the brakes. My 1998 V6 Tacoma 4x4 TRD LTD had 30k miles before I traded it in for my Tundra. But then again, I know how to save my brakes. Even my Tundra went 35k miles with the stock brakes until I had them replaced by the TSB. I always down shift or take the OD off when I need to slow down when towing and sometimes will do all this even if I am not towing. I also stop about 5 feet early at the red light, then roll forward about 2 feet after about 2 seconds to allow the pads to touch another section of the disc then roll another 1 foot after about 3 seconds, then repeat till I get to the line as this will prevent warping.

    My brakes usually go out before 50k miles as I do alot of towing and I run slightly oversize mud tires to help my Tundra survive in the Winter mountains and the muddy trails of eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana.
    My brother in laws 1996 Tacoma brakes failed at 18k miles as he drove his truck like it was a Ferrari!

    Hey all, I have about 13,600 miles on my 2002 DC taco
    Do you have oversize tires, or do you do alot of towing, as this will wear brakes down?

    My buddy at work has an '83 Dodge 1/2 Ton 4x4 that has 133K on the original front pads
    NO WAY! Are you sure your not Canadian and you mean 133k Kilometers?

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    Default Re: 40k Miles on my 1996 Tacoma

    Do you have oversize tires, or do you do alot of towing, as this will wear brakes down?
    No I don't do or have either..... I do what you do as far as using the Overdrive, turning it off when slowing down, this helps alot especially on the hills here...... Still wore out pretty early.....
    Mark

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    Default brakin'

    My sequoia has over 30k on it and the brakes are still good. the key is not waiting till the last second to stop this will creat too much heat and cause warping and faster wear of the pads.

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    On my old tacoma i changed my brakes like every 10k it seemed. Brakes suck on Tacomas. I drove it hard also.........

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    I have a 97 tacoma and I change the brake pads almost every year --15,000 miles/year. I tow my 16' alum. boat occasionally during the summer. This coming summer, I'll need new rotors (still have the originals) and brake pads. The brake pads from the dealers lasted longer than the ones I get from my local auto parts store.

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    Originally posted by Tundra311
    On my old tacoma i changed my brakes like every 10k it seemed. Brakes suck on Tacomas. I drove it hard also.........

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    i had a 98 tacoma v6 4X4. Replaced the fronts at 76,000 and I just traded it in at 116,000 for a new tundra stepside. Still haven't touched the back or the front again after that first time.

    I tow a 3500lb bass boat with it as well.

    You have to keep adjusting the back brakes. As they wear, the fronts end up doing most of the stopping and will wear out fast. You will know you have to do them when your e-brake has to be pulled farther than a few inches. It should be really tight.

    Hope that helps for future use.

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    I just replaced my front brakes on my 1999 4x4 Tacoma for the first time at 71,000 miles. I haven't changed the back ones yet, but I think I had about 80% left at 50,000 miles.

    Mike

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    I just noticed my brake pads are starting to squeal and I'm at 38,000 miles, guess it's time to check them out.

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