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2011 Tundra brake pad question

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by tileman, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 7:13 AM
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    Hello! New member here. My mechanic suggested oe ceramic pads (part# 04465-AZ024) for my front brakes which need replacing after 90,000 miles. In researching oe pads, I found out the originals (part# 04465-0C020) are not ceramic. I'm thinking, 90,000 miles on 1 set, why change them up but he thinks the ceramics are better. I'm 60% city/40% hwy driving and I avoid braking hard as much as possible. Should add, the ceramics are $20-$25 cheaper. Would appreciate feedback. Thanks!!
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  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    Id stick with OEM they served you well. Ceramic brake pads are not suggested on heavy trucks! You'll lose some stopping power also. :thumbsup:
    My .02 cents.
     
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    If you got 90k out of them why change. I rolled 34k and changed mine to ceramic pads, but that’s just me.
     
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    What brand you go with Aaron?
     
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    I had to get “in stock” parts so I went with Auto Zone’s top o the line ceramic pads that are guaranteed for life.

    I wanted to install slotted rotors w/ them but there was nothing wrong with my current rotors and I couldn’t wait days for a delivery so pads only.

    I was getting my truck serviced a my dealership and they warned me about my pads being only 3mm thick (Which is when you’re supposed to change them). They quoted me $390 for the front axle only and that’d be some OEM pads that only lasted 34k miles to begin with. So I went by Auto Zone on the way home and did the brake job the next morning. Pretty easy actually.
     
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  6. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:51 PM
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    Well, there was some confusion as to which pads actually came with my truck as both say oem. The more expensive, non ceramic (semi metallic?) pads that came up when I typed in my vin number are the ones I purchased for $75. My mechanic believes that ceramic is better for my truck but we went with the ones I purchased and he had no problem with that. The rear brakes are at 20% so I will have to revisit this again.
     
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