I've been having really good luck with the Wagner Thermo-quiet pads on other Toyota trucks. They have the shims molded into the backing plate, so there's no chance of the shims walking around. My other choice would be the basic grade Hawk pads, but they're usually mail order - the Wagners are available at Shucks.I'm about to change my front pads....you have any brand suggestions?
The dealer wanted $92 for front pads! :faint2:Think I paid around $250 for OEM parts for the front, rotors and pads. Pads were around $55 and the rotors were $90 each I think with the rest left for shipping and whatnot. Best price I could find online around a year ago.
When the vehicle isn't running, the ABS system will default to open hydraulic paths allowing for normal brake actuation. When resetting the caliper pistons on an ABS equipped vehicle, it's a good idea to crack open the bleeders in order to not push older contaminated fluid back into the sensitive ABS actuator passages. The best way to do this is to keep a vacuum on the bleeder when pushing in the caliper piston. That way you don't have to worry about bleeding the system afterwards. Theoretically you do need the techstream setup to actuate the ABS unit for thorough bleeding but as long as there wasn't any air in the system before the brakes are serviced, there shouldn't be any need to take this extra step.I've always replaced my own brakes. But I've never done a brake job on anti-lock brakes. I was mainly just curious about bleeding them. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't a special tool or the techstream computer needed to activate the anti-lock feature in order to properly bleed these brakes? I know it isn't necessary to bleed them unless air gets in the system or your going to flush it to replace the fluid. And it won't need to be done for quite some time. Just curious. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Conicelli Parts Center out of PA has rotors for $89.25 each and pads for $57.71 for the front with free shipping on orders over $100. Should end up getting the whole front for under $250 after taxes.The dealer wanted $92 for front pads! :faint2: