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Sparty Mar 17, 8:08pm - #127668 

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brakes...

i think i need new brakes...i called the dealership, they say its $235 front. and they said it includes rotors. How often do you have to change them? they also said that only pads would be $99. what do i have to change? how do you know when you need to change rotors? And should i go to toyota or any service would be ok? thanks.
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Evan Mar 17, 8:10pm - #127669 

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That seems a bit expensive.

Are you still under warranty? How many miles on your car?

I doubt you need to change your rotors; maybe just have them turned. And the pads seem expensive, too. You can get TRD pads for like $67 (I just got quoted this price a couple of days ago at my local dealership while they were changing the oil).

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Sparty Mar 17, 8:19pm - #127670 

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its a little over 50k. so no warranty for me i guess. i dont know if i need to change the rotors. so i was wondering how do you know that you need to change them? i asked them if they could look at it and tell me whether i need to change them...and they said "sure, we can look at them. thats another $35"...
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trog2233 Mar 17, 8:21pm - #127671 

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any midas or anything gives free inspections...but i don't see why ur rotors would be bad with only 50K on them...probably just need brake pads thumbsup
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Evan Mar 17, 8:21pm - #127672 

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Originally Posted by Sparty
its a little over 50k. so no warranty for me i guess. i dont know if i need to change the rotors. so i was wondering how do you know that you need to change them? i asked them if they could look at it and tell me whether i need to change them...and they said "sure, we can look at them. thats another $35"...


That's total b.s.

Take it to midas or meineke or somewhere like that. They'll look at your stuff for FREE. Then you can decide what you wanna do, but like I said, I doubt you need to change your rotors unless you have been really harsh to your brakes or you've been in an accident or something like that..

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Sparty Mar 17, 8:24pm - #127673 

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ok, i called them...and 235 is just 2 front pads and TURNING the rotors...not the new ones... is that a rip off?i think yess... but let me know guys...
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Evan Mar 17, 8:25pm - #127674 

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Originally Posted by Sparty
ok, i called them...and 235 is just 2 front pads and TURNING the rotors...not the new ones... is that a rip off?i think yess... but let me know guys...


Yes, total ripoff. Just go to a brake shop like the ones listed above.

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Elec-FuYu Mar 17, 8:39pm - #127675 
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get some Performance pads and have another shop turn ur rotor..

but 235 is the pads which is 99 + turning the rotor?

not a TOTALLY rip off but can be considered too expansive.
and the brake inspection should be free at toyota...(or am i wrong..?) cos it's free else where.

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Sparty Mar 17, 9:02pm - #127676 

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but 235 is the pads which is 99 + turning the rotor?

its 2 different places... toyota = 235 just pads and turning rotor.
another place is $99 pads (i guess turning the rotor too)

I just called midas, they said that brake inspection is 29.95 . brake service is 85.95 without turning the rotors...
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Sparty Mar 17, 9:07pm - #127677 

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ok, called another midas on the other side of the town and they said they would do a free inspection plus 89.95 per axle without turning the rotors. Turning the rotors would be additional $30 per axle.

So changing front pads plus turning the rotors = 120 plus tax... how does that sound?
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Elec-FuYu Mar 17, 9:11pm - #127678 
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Originally Posted by Sparty
ok, called another midas on the other side of the town and they said they would do a free inspection plus 89.95 per axle without turning the rotors. Turning the rotors would be additional $30 per axle.

So changing front pads plus turning the rotors = 120 plus tax... how does that sound?


$120 is includin new pads or no?

if it does include the pad, then it's a pretty good price i think.

here in canada i can have my rotor turned plus changin pad (does not include buyin new pad) is CND$100
the pads i bought for US$67 at tiresrack (EBC green stuff)...
u do the math lol~

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Sultan Mar 17, 9:28pm - #127679 

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you can find TRD brake pads (front set) for $45 if you look hard enough...

- had mine installed last week
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Sparty Mar 17, 10:07pm - #127680 

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hey mind tellin me where you got TRD for 45 from? smile
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Sultan Mar 17, 10:18pm - #127681 

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no problem bro - check this link: $44.25

www.wctoyotasport.com/TRD/index.htm

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Evan Mar 17, 10:29pm - #127682 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
no problem bro - check this link: $44.25

www.wctoyotasport.com/TRD/index.htm



Thanks, that's $20 cheaper than my dealership has them thumbsup

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Sultan Mar 17, 10:55pm - #127683 

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my pleasure... by the way, just got my G2 caliper paint kit today - thumbsup
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Evan Mar 17, 10:58pm - #127684 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
my pleasure... by the way, just got my G2 caliper paint kit today - thumbsup


What color? I have black. I'm thinking about doing them this weekend or next.

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Sultan Mar 17, 11:05pm - #127685 

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I got red - looking for a nice sporty contrast, similar to the TRD calipers
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Gen7fan Mar 17, 11:08pm - #127686 
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DO NOT TURN YOUR ROTORS!!!!!!!!

Its a huge waste of money!! You can get new OEM rotors for $22.00 each.

www.tirerack.com

My boy at Craftsman never turns rotors, new rotors are very cheap these days. Dealers alway rip you off on every service the provide.
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Evan Mar 17, 11:20pm - #127687 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
DO NOT TURN YOUR ROTORS!!!!!!!!

Its a huge waste of money!! You can get new OEM rotors for $22.00 each.

www.tirerack.com

My boy at Craftsman never turns rotors, new rotors are very cheap these days. Dealers alway rip you off on every service the provide.


Hey great info. Thanks for posting that! thumbsup

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Evan Mar 17, 11:20pm - #127688 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
I got red - looking for a nice sporty contrast, similar to the TRD calipers


That'll look really good thumbsup

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Elec-FuYu Mar 17, 11:22pm - #127689 
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
DO NOT TURN YOUR ROTORS!!!!!!!!

Its a huge waste of money!! You can get new OEM rotors for $22.00 each.

www.tirerack.com

My boy at Craftsman never turns rotors, new rotors are very cheap these days. Dealers alway rip you off on every service the provide.

ya, i find it pointless in turning the rotors too~

by the way, i didnt turn mine~ tongue grin

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Sparty Mar 18, 5:58am - #127690 

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so should i turn them or should i not? anywayz, i found this deal..it looks like its the best in this area... anywayz, 99.99 for the front pads and turning the rotors plus i got this coupon in the mail today $20 off per axle. So i figure out its gonna be 80 bux for pads and turning rotors...is that a good price???

ps. if you dont need to turn the rotors, isnt it quite easy to change the pads on your own?
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NorwayGT Mar 18, 6:01am - #127691 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
DO NOT TURN YOUR ROTORS!!!!!!!!

Its a huge waste of money!! You can get new OEM rotors for $22.00 each.

www.tirerack.com

My boy at Craftsman never turns rotors, new rotors are very cheap these days. Dealers alway rip you off on every service the provide.

i just bought those OEM style brembo rotors from tire rack

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Sparty Mar 18, 6:01am - #127692 

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You can get new OEM rotors for $22.00 each.

the only rotors i could find on their site were about 70 bux per piece.. frown
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Evan Mar 18, 6:03am - #127693 

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You can get new OEM rotors for $22.00 each.

the only rotors i could find on their site were about 70 bux per piece.. frown [/quote]

$22 each at tirerack.com

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.js...placement+Rotor

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Sparty Mar 18, 6:06am - #127694 

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sweet evan, thanks...
anyone my question above? about 80 for turning them and changing pads myself... thanks.
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Evan Mar 18, 6:07am - #127695 

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Originally Posted by Sparty
sweet evan, thanks...
anyone my question above? about 80 for turning them and changing pads myself... thanks.


Changing the pads can be a beyooooootch, just ask Steven laughsilly

You could do it yourself, I'm sure, but it shouldn't be TOO expensive to just have a shop do it and save yourself the headache.

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Sultan Mar 18, 7:09am - #127696 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sparty
sweet evan, thanks...
anyone my question above? about 80 for turning them and changing pads myself... thanks.


Changing the pads can be a beyooooootch, just ask Steven laughsilly

You could do it yourself, I'm sure, but it shouldn't be TOO expensive to just have a shop do it and save yourself the headache.


yeah, my dealership installed my TRD Springs, TRD Brake Pads, and did an alignment for a modest price - not bad considering I didn't have to get my hands dirty - happywink

TRD spring install - $78.72
TRD Brake Pads install - $43.20
alignment - $48.00
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Evan Mar 18, 9:32pm - #127697 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by Sparty
sweet evan, thanks...
anyone my question above? about 80 for turning them and changing pads myself... thanks.


Changing the pads can be a beyooooootch, just ask Steven laughsilly

You could do it yourself, I'm sure, but it shouldn't be TOO expensive to just have a shop do it and save yourself the headache.


yeah, my dealership installed my TRD Springs, TRD Brake Pads, and did an alignment for a modest price - not bad considering I didn't have to get my hands dirty - happywink

TRD spring install - $78.72
TRD Brake Pads install - $43.20
alignment - $48.00


Wow, those are some great prices. I can't believe they put in your springs at a toyota dealership for less than $80 eek thumbsup

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Sultan Mar 18, 10:00pm - #127698 

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for real, I asked them for a quote and couldn't believe the answer I got - guess they're small city prices...
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Evan Mar 18, 10:01pm - #127699 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
for real, I asked them for a quote and couldn't believe the answer I got - guess they're small city prices...


That's it. I am moving! laughsilly

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