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Brake Advice

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by mazmaz17, May 19, 2019.

  1. May 19, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    mazmaz17 [OP] New Member

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    Hey everyone! Looking for advice on my brake issue. For over a year I've been having progressively louder squeaking of my brakes, especially on longer drives. I've taken it to Toyota a few times and they kept telling me it was brake dust or sand from the area causing the noise. But pads have a lot of life left on them, so they didn't recommend changing. I just took it to Pepboys and they actually took a closer look and told me the squeaking is coming from the rears and its due to glazing of the pads. They recommended "cutting or turning" of rotors with changing the pads. What caught me off guard was the $722 pricing for everything. So I wanted to get the community's recommendation.

    Can I get by with just changing the pads? Change pads and resurface rotors? Should I change pads and rotors in rear only or both front and rear? Or is there something else I should do? Also, recommendations on brands? I've seen mixed reviews on the Z36's.

    If it makes any difference I don't tow/haul that much right now, maybe once or twice a year. I've got only 37K miles on the truck. Also, I'm thinking of taking on the task myself, I haven't tried changing brakes myself but trying to do my DIY research. Thanks in advance!

    ps. yes I think they meant to spell nuisance lol

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  2. May 19, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    1st that quote from Pepboys is ridiculous.

    I'd throw some ceramic pads on it, I like the Centric brand myself. Get some rotors from Toyota and be done. It's easy enough to do yourself with hand tools, clean and grease the caliper slides while you're there.
     
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  3. May 19, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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    Thanks!
     
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    Get a buddy that knows how to do brakes and do it yourself. Brakes are pretty easy to do. What is more concerning is why they are glazed. Have u taken a drive with the ebrake on?
     
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    I just got the EBC blank rotor and pad combo for like $430. so far happy with them. brakes grab better, I also bled the brakes with new fluid.
     
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    Once when I was in a hurry but only the length of coming down a small driveway. I started noticing the squeak way before then, after a trip to Anza Borrego desert.
     
  7. May 19, 2019 at 6:22 AM
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    I’m 1 hour outside of Las Vegas Nevada, bring it to me and I’ll do it for free , lol
     
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    Some stupid money quote there. Replacing pads as mentioned is a good start, I would just get OEM. I too am curious as to why they are glazed. If going with a ceramic, I highly recommend new rotors, slotted and/or drilled. Ceramics get much hotter and will most likely warp they stock rotors. in time.
     
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  10. May 19, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Yea I was considering that power stop and just changing out everything, but I wasn't sure based on some people here saying that it didn't last long? But I guess that could also be due to type of driving?



    Hmm I might have to consider that, I mean its a good reason to have to swing by Vegas anyways right? lol Thanks!



    Yea I don't know much about glazing, I mostly commute with the rig and do a few trails or tow/haul, but nothing crazy aggressive. I was preferring to go ceramic since I will be changing it out, so yea I guess it would make much more sense to change rotors too then. I'm only hesitant about OEM just because of this issue. I got the truck new and first noticed occasional squeaking at about a year or maybe a little less. With only 37K miles I'd like the next set to last a lot longer without issues (minus obvious normal wear).
     
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  11. May 19, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    I put Powerstops (supposedly model for tow trucks) on my last '07 and was very happy with them. Pull a stock trailer with draft horses (around 10,000 lbs).
     
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