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How long do oem rotors last?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by prene1794, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:43 PM
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    prene1794

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    Just a simple question because my 2018 1794 Tundra has only 25k on it and my steering is shaking like crazy at high speed to slow. I find it weird but it will give an excuse to but new stuff. I saw a video of a guy greasing the caliper blots which i might try. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:45 PM
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    bsktball55

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    I'm currently at 85000 miles and not having any issues with my rotors. I think I'm about to replace the pads, but don't notice any issues with the rotors yet.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:53 PM
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    prene1794

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    Thank you bsktball55. I probably have to break one of them open tomorrow to double check. I was think 25k was pretty good low. Im just not sure what se it could be.

    Thanks much!!
     
  4. Oct 10, 2021 at 1:56 PM
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    I have heard of people having issues especially if they are hard brakers. I would say 25000 miles is way to early to have issues but not unheard of.
     
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  5. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:15 PM
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    WNY PAT

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    On my 2019 work truck they were vibrating before 20K but I had a trailer hooked up 90% of the time. On my personal truck (2017 CM Limited) I put new rotors and pads at all 4 corners last weekend. I was getting some vibration at 57K miles. I tow with the 2017 pretty regularly too but the trailers are not nearly as heavy. The pads were fine (50%+). And the calipers weren’t hanging up at all. No complaints here in Buffalo weather with that kind of life.
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:16 PM
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    xtyfighterx

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    Mine were shaking around 35k miles they are junk
     
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  7. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:20 PM
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    MARanger

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    Just replaced mine at 45k, I do live in a very hilly area and drive down some steep grades every day on my way to work
     
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  8. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:23 PM
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    CMikeB

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    I'm at 86,000 miles on my 2010's brakes but I don't jump on 'em every time I want to slow down either. 'S' mode is your friend!:D Never do I ride my brakes, free reeling in 6th gear, when it's so easy to choose the correct gear to keep a manageable speed.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2021 at 2:27 PM
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    timsp8

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    I replaced my stock ones at around 25k. They were shaking while breaking pretty bad.
     
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  10. Oct 10, 2021 at 4:08 PM
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    If I remember, some people had that issue if the wheels weren’t torqued right. It would warp the rotors. One thing for sure, my trucks isn’t going back to the dealer for the free oil changes or tire rotation. When I went to do my lift kit the wheels had to be torqued to around 120-130. Took a lot of force and when they broke loose, you could hear that clank sound when screw or nut makes when it’s kinda stuck and breaks free. By the way I am at 16k and so far so good.
     
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  11. Oct 10, 2021 at 4:44 PM
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    I changed mine at 95k miles and honestly I could have gone a while longer. It all depends how much you tow and how hard you are on your brakes
     
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  12. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:15 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

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    77,000 miles and all is fine. I am a very conscientious braker. :cool:
     
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  13. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    Thanks for your comments. I guess it might normal since unbeknownst to me this was the test drive model. If I'd known at the get go i wouldn't have been to easy on the sales man. I am thinking that these miles that were on the truck prior to my purchase 3 or 4 times normal driving.i will buy the kit power stop k36. I think these are great for all around towing a camper and are eazier on the brakes. Once i get those on ill be upgrading my rubber and wheels. I currently have 18s but would like put 20s on the way it was supposed tob humbly
     
  14. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:44 PM
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    I’m at 63k and they are rock solid. Just changed front brake pads at 55k and they still had life left.
     
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    Ill still have my buddy balance and rotate these and check how much meat is left before replacing everything. I will see if this is the culprit and 90% hope this is the case
     
  16. Oct 10, 2021 at 5:57 PM
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    Just had mine turned for the first time @ 120k mi. 3rd set of pads. OEM
     
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    mine lasted 190k miles hot pad swaps with 2 turns, and 12 years.... my last set of rotors only lasted a year, I think its a sticky caliper which did them in... so I'm waiting on OEM replacement calipers and rotors.
     
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  18. Oct 10, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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    Maybe 1-2 sets of pads. They are so cheap to replace I won’t push them too long. Went with the Powerstop coated drilled and slotted and love them.
     
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    Living in the salt belt, I too went with the highest quality NAPA coated rotors I could buy and the best quality NAPA pads they sell. 5 years and 50 some thousand miles and Im sure I’ll be doing them again. Honestly, I probably could’ve turned the OEMs but at $56 per corner ($260 total), I figured I’d just pull the old rotors and recycle them. My experience has been crap turning the rotors, even the thicker aftermarket ones, you’re pulling them right off again in less than 20K miles because they’re vibrating even worse. IMO anyway.
     
  20. Oct 12, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    Have you gotten new tires? Over torqued lugs could warp the rotors
     
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    I just had mine turned at about 32k miles because they were shaking badly when braking. But I overheated them badly coming down Teton pass hauling a camper with no trailer brakes, so I'm not sure that's really a failure of the truck.
     
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    85k on my '18 and I just started to get a lil squeal from the pads and shaking during high speed (over 60) braking. Guess I can pull the EBC's out any time but probably push em to the 90k oil change and do it all at once
     
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    My 2010 SR5 has S Mode for situations like that. It allows me to stay in a lower gear, so I don't need to ride the brakes constantly:thumbsup:
     
  24. Oct 13, 2021 at 6:30 AM
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    Several factors go into brake performance and life. Driving habits, towing/hauling, larger wheels/tires, and lug nut torque can all have an effect.
     
  25. Oct 13, 2021 at 6:31 AM
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    I can’t remember the exact mileage on my 2012 CM, but I swapped out the front rotor and pads ~60k miles. Had some life left, but I had a trip to California planned and wasn’t sure if we were towing a trailer back.
     
  26. Oct 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    The 2019's do as well. I was in S3, turning about 5500 rpm's and hard on the brakes trying to keep it held back! That's a loooong steep downhill!
     
  27. Oct 13, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    Certainly sounds like a torture test for brakes and nerves! We don't have hills like that here in the people's republik of Maryland!
     
  28. Oct 14, 2021 at 8:58 PM
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