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How long did your stock brake pads last? #333571 Nov 23, 1:34am Nov 23, 1:34am
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How long did your stock brake pads last?
Just curious how long everyone waited before changing their brakes. My car has around 24k on it right now, and the brakes are starting to make some noise when cold. I know that doesn't mean anything by itself, but I also notice some fade. Could their time already be up?


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: RevMonster] #333572 Nov 23, 1:40am Nov 23, 1:40am
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I have a 6spd gts and i downshift a lot to save brakes. I replaced my stock pads when they had about 50% meat left(65,000 miles) on them for Axxis Ultimates and never looked back.

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Steven] #333573 Nov 23, 5:30am Nov 23, 5:30am
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have avout 48k and their still going strong... and like steven said, i downshift more than anyting so i dont use my brakes that much...

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: spaztikid] #333574 Nov 23, 8:50am Nov 23, 8:50am
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I'm at 40K on them now, and wondering when I will have to replace them.

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Steven] #333575 Nov 23, 9:33am Nov 23, 9:33am
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Originally Posted by Steven
I have a 6spd gts and i downshift a lot to save brakes. I replaced my stock pads when they had about 50% meat left(65,000 miles) on them for Axxis Ultimates and never looked back.


How much did this run you? I usually shift to N and then use my brakes. The way I think about it is this, it is cheaper and easier for me to replace my pads.

What year GTS?


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Chelica815] #333576 Nov 23, 9:44am Nov 23, 9:44am
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mine are still stopping the Celica. although there are some minor noise coming from them.

I wonder when I have to change the brake shoes. anyone know?


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Zero] #333577 Nov 23, 11:57am Nov 23, 11:57am
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It depends on how much braking you do. Not knowing about the Celica brakes specifically, I can say that my wife's 4Runner, with about 28K miles, just had a brake inspection, and they should last another 50K easy. Toyota puts some good pads on their brakes, as far as I can tell. The Saturn I had before the Celica went 120K miles before needing brakes (one of the Saturn's better features). If you're easy on it, I bet the Celica can do that too - its a lightweight car like the Saturn.

I'd definitely get them inspected, or check them yourself though. There could always be the odd defect.


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: ExNihilo] #333578 Nov 23, 11:59am Nov 23, 11:59am
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I'm gonna replcae mine at 60,000...along with the clutch and flywheel

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: AZZKIKR] #333579 Nov 23, 2:59pm Nov 23, 2:59pm
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My stock brakes lasted till 78k. I replaced them with Wagnor pad which have a lifetime warrenty against wear and tear and manf defect...dont call bullshit I paid almost $200 for the pads at O'reilly's...yea expensive shit from O'reilly's...

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: celicababe00] #333580 Nov 23, 3:02pm Nov 23, 3:02pm
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65k and they still working...

most of my Celica driving has been in 30 to 200 mile stretches... and the car only see daylight about three days out of the week


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: isaac] #333581 Nov 23, 4:24pm Nov 23, 4:24pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
65k and they still working...

most of my Celica driving has been in 30 to 200 mile stretches... and the car only see daylight about three days out of the week


I've always wondered, do you have a daily driver? spineyes


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: RevMonster] #333582 Nov 23, 4:29pm Nov 23, 4:29pm
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BTW... I guess from this thread, I've realized my brakes must be fine at 24k.


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: RevMonster] #333583 Nov 23, 9:31pm Nov 23, 9:31pm
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I'm guessing with brakes, age is a better indicator than mileage, since someone who mostly drives around town and accumlates 40K miles over 4 years has probably used their brakes more than someone who accumulates 40K miles in just a year or two.

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Doppelganger] #333584 Nov 23, 9:44pm Nov 23, 9:44pm
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^^^i dont think so, either that, or you misphrased your statement.

a person who gains 40k in a year or two stopped more frequently than a car that gained 40k in a span of 4 years. if equally divided you can say that about 10k was gained in each of the four years.


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: RevMonster] #333585 Nov 23, 9:46pm Nov 23, 9:46pm
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mine have been on for 3 yrs or 60k miles

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Chelica815] #333586 Nov 23, 10:50pm Nov 23, 10:50pm
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$120 for front and rear pads, I did the installation myself. No, I did not turn/resurface my rotors. I have a 2001

Originally Posted by Chelica815
How much did this run you? I usually shift to N and then use my brakes. The way I think about it is this, it is cheaper and easier for me to replace my pads.

What year GTS?

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Steven] #333587 Nov 23, 10:53pm Nov 23, 10:53pm
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I replace mine every 45,000 nomatter what, but you could easily go 60+


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Steven] #333588 Nov 23, 10:53pm Nov 23, 10:53pm
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O yeah, how about the reverse problem. How the break makes that high pitching noise only when braking while on reverse. What is needed to be changed then


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Chelica815] #333589 Nov 23, 11:04pm Nov 23, 11:04pm
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Raysbesto brake pads. the best i've seen so far. thumbsup


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Zero] #333590 Nov 23, 11:06pm Nov 23, 11:06pm
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***Note: these are not the actual brake pads for the Celica.


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Zero] #333591 Nov 24, 7:25am Nov 24, 7:25am
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Originally Posted by Zero
^^^i dont think so, either that, or you misphrased your statement.

a person who gains 40k in a year or two stopped more frequently than a car that gained 40k in a span of 4 years. if equally divided you can say that about 10k was gained in each of the four years.


My point was in comparing stop-and-go driving with longer duration trips.

Car A: 4 years of stop-and-go driving = 40K mi
Car B: 2 years of highway driving = 40K mi

They both have the same mileage, but I expect Car A will have more wear on the brake pads.

Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Doppelganger] #333592 Nov 24, 9:39am Nov 24, 9:39am
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^^^ah i understand now. thumbsup


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Zero] #333593 Nov 24, 12:57pm Nov 24, 12:57pm
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brake pads really depend of the way you drive. my friends brakes lasted for 12k miles on his rsx, but he used brake hard a few times to reduce speed from 100+ to lower speeds.
i use braking and downshifting, i dont like to downshift with the engine screaming though. think about it, pads cost you cheap and easy to replace, downshifting will cost you gas, engine wear, and maybe pressure on the clutch.
my car has 16,000 miles on it and its ok as of now. i think they will last til 30,000 miles max.
as for squeaking, when you driving and hear a squealing noise from ur tires (high pitch), that means its time to change the brake pads. im saying when you driving not when you braking. dont drive with ur brakes worn out cz its gonna end up costing you new rotors. avoid sudden and hard braking cz you might bend the rotor from the heat.

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my 2002 gts with 25k on it needed rear rotors and pads to pass inspection and my fronts barely passed


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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: stefanoc] #333595 Nov 24, 3:42pm Nov 24, 3:42pm
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Mine are still OK (little bit of noise in the morning, when it's near-freezing outside, but even then it's rare).

Of course, I only have around 11,700 miles, so... tongue


And I usually shift into N and use the brakes to stop only when it's cold (because if I downshift, the car still charges ahead due to the 2,000 RPM cold-idle grin ).


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Originally Posted by Zero
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***Note: these are not the actual brake pads for the Celica.


yeah these ray bestos you can get at pep boys right?

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^^^about anywhere bro.

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Re: How long did your stock brake pads last? [Re: Zero] #333598 Nov 24, 4:34pm Nov 24, 4:34pm
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yea i remember now, my dad bought these for my moms 2000 altima. There nice after market brakes thumbsup

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