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Thanks Julian, it's the pads that are worn. We will probably go with genuine
- or the ones that come from the dealer anyway!! If we can find who makes
the Toyota pads we could get some that are the same but haven't got the We are in Nottinghamshire and so far for things we have bought
we have used the stealer in Nottingham as its handy.
We are planning to keep her at least forever, and she isn't used off road as
we have a landrover for offroading. She is used for towing a big caravan
though so don't want any brake failures!!
Claire :-}
-----Original Message-----
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:31:30 -0000
Subject: Re: [ELCO] brake life
From: Julian Voelcker <[Email address removed]>
Reply-To: [Email address removed]
Hi Claire,
Were they referring to the disks or pads?
Genuine Toyota disks seem to last around the 100,000mile mark, obviously the
pads last a lot less time that depends on the quality of the disks and pads
and your driving style. I've never really monitored it on my own 80, but
would have thought that a set of pads will last 20-30,000 miles on the front
(2-3 times that on the back).
For standard replacements you can't really beat Toyota. The Milner Offroad
disks are cheaper, but last proportionally less time so it's really down to
your current cash flow and how long you are planning on keeping the vehicle.
If you are replacing the disks and want to take the opportunity to try to
improve the braking, you can go for something like 3G grooved disks that are
about half way between Toyota and Miloner prices and make quite a difference
to the braking performance.
On the pads front don't skimp, just go for genuine Toyota, or if you can get
them consider trying EBC Green pads (ideally the 7000 series, but the 6000
series will do) - they are about the same price at the Toyota pads but
improve the braking efficiency.
Now there's a question :) - where abouts are you?
Julian Voelcker
0845 508 6863
Ledbury, Herefordshire. UK
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift and a few goodies.
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