I was told by a Hawk tech guy that the LTS is best for Tundras unless you are doing super heavy towing.I researched it cause I wasn't sure if my rotors were turn-able. Slotted Rotors are what you want and I hear the Hawk LTS pads with the Power Slot rotors. Price is reasonable around $400 I think. There is a vendor on here with some deals. I forget his name I will try to find it.
Thanks, it's Hawaii, so everything is a bit more expensive and part of the hassle is that there is no free shipping on rotors. I can find the Hawk LTS with free shipping through Amazon, but the rotors are a different story.Do it yourself and shop around for the parts on line. It can be done with basic hand tools, a jack , and a jackstand. Hawk lts and Centric Power slot rotors are what I run and would not go with anything else. Those prices seem high to me. Make sure you bed the pads in per the proecdure on the Hawk box.
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I hear ya...I'm generally that way-more for the experience and learning how to do something vs the money savings- but on safety stuff like brakes, I'm not sure it's an area I want to learn and risk a mistake that could put others in jeopardy.Yep, and if I have time to do it. I'd rather spend 6 hours of my time than pay someone else $100 an hour for their time.
If he's got a lift in his garage then no F'en way is it four hours. The job is pretty easy. Just follow a DIY on here and look up youtube for any real problems. I did mine myself and paid $120 for 4 hawk brake pads and it cost me $15 to turn my rotors at O' Reillys. If there is an O' Reillys on the island they'll charge $15 a rotor. Or call some machine shops that have a lathe and ask them what the cost is to turn your rotors. So for me out the door was $180. The pain in the ass for me was that my truck is lifted and not having a mechanic shops hydraulic lift was a bit of a bitch and nerve racking using blocks of wood too get my truck high enough in the front to do it and in the back with the 35" tires. However, it still took maybe 2 hours worth of actual work. just make sure you have at least 2 clamps for the pistons in order to fit the new pads in. Plus the bonus of doing it yourself and what took me way longer is to paint your calipers with G2 caliper paint. Get it on ebay for 38 bucks, stuff works great and looks awesome!I was told by a Hawk tech guy that the LTS is best for Tundras unless you are doing super heavy towing.
He also said to not ever get drilled rotors as they crack and that slotted are a bit better than non-slotted, but eat pads a lot more quickly than regular rotors.
He did say the cryo treated ones are for real and it does make a difference.
I'm at 50K miles and generally pretty easy on the brakes except that I now live in a place where there are some steep hills with low speed limits. I developed the shimmy in the steering wheel and took the truck in to a local guy who specializes in brakes.
He said the front rotors are shot and that the backs need to be turned.
For new pads and rotors on the front and for new pads and turned rotors on the rear the quote came to $700. Ouch.
$290 of that is labor ($140 for the front install and $150 for the rear turn and install).
Does that sound right?
Material costs came out to $400, and that's with the Hawk pads, and rotors for $103 each, which sounds a bit high....
Any thoughts? Thanks...
This is because the brakes suck on that model. My 05 dc was awesome.......except the brakes. You can change the pads, fluid, and rotors .....wot make a bit of difference. Do the rear wheel disc conversion. It helps with your issue tremendously.Brakes are easy. My 06 dc has about 95,000 miles on it. I bought it with 84 on the clock. The brakes never felt right. Pedal feels spongy and goes down to far. Plus the pads throw off tons of dust. They need to be done as soon as I finish my lift install. I did the front brakes on my 04 ac with 50,000 on the clock right before I sold it. It was real easy. Had I known I was gonna sell it, I wouldnt have changed them and saved the money. I always buy the best pads available. Typically the first time I do brake job on a car that I onw, I just buy pads n rotors. Then I swap everything out, save the old rotors, then get them turned later and store them for the next brake job. Saves time waiting to get them turned later. This way I can do it all in under an hour, includeing bleeding the system.