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RevMonster Nov 23, 8:34am - #333571 

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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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Steven Nov 23, 8:40am - #333572 
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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.
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spaztikid Nov 23, 12:30pm - #333573 
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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...
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Doppelganger Nov 23, 3:50pm - #333574 

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I'm at 40K on them now, and wondering when I will have to replace them.
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Chelica815 Nov 23, 4:33pm - #333575 
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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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Zero Nov 23, 4:44pm - #333576 

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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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ExNihilo Nov 23, 6:57pm - #333577 
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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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AZZKIKR Nov 23, 6:59pm - #333578 

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I'm gonna replcae mine at 60,000...along with the clutch and flywheel
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celicababe00 Nov 23, 9:59pm - #333579 

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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...
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isaac Nov 23, 10:02pm - #333580 
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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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RevMonster Nov 23, 11:24pm - #333581 

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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


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RevMonster Nov 23, 11:29pm - #333582 

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BTW... I guess from this thread, I've realized my brakes must be fine at 24k.

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Doppelganger Nov 24, 4:31am - #333583 

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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.
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Zero Nov 24, 4:44am - #333584 

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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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celicaboy Nov 24, 4:46am - #333585 

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mine have been on for 3 yrs or 60k miles
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Steven Nov 24, 5:50am - #333586 
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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?
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 24, 5:53am - #333587 

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I replace mine every 45,000 nomatter what, but you could easily go 60+

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Chelica815 Nov 24, 5:53am - #333588 
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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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Zero Nov 24, 6:04am - #333589 

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Raysbesto brake pads. the best i've seen so far. thumbsup

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Zero Nov 24, 6:06am - #333590 

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***Note: these are not the actual brake pads for the Celica.

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Doppelganger Nov 24, 2:25pm - #333591 

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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.
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Zero Nov 24, 4:39pm - #333592 

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^^^ah i understand now. thumbsup

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stefanoc Nov 24, 7:57pm - #333593 

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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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celicadragon Nov 24, 10:39pm - #333594 

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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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ArumnDark Nov 24, 10:42pm - #333595 
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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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RookieGTS Nov 24, 10:57pm - #333596 

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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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Zero Nov 24, 11:33pm - #333597 

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^^^about anywhere bro.

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RookieGTS Nov 24, 11:34pm - #333598 

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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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