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Old 04-18-08, 12:28 PM   #1
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I searched for a "brake life" thread and couldn't find one so I thought I'd get some feedback from all of you Lexus GS vets. On my previous car, Cadillac STS 2005, my brakes would last me between 12-15,000 miles. I do a lot of stop and go commuting in Los Angeles so I know that takes away brake life. However, my local Cadillac Dealership (Parkway Valencia) insisted on replacing the rotors everytime I needed the brake pads to be replaced. They wouldn't rotate the rotors like on other cars, but insisted on replacing the rotors. Obviously this became extremely expensive.

On average, what kind of brake life are you people getting on your GS? What kind of driving do you normally do? Do you replace only the pads or rotors too? How much does it cost you?

I thank you all in advance....
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Old 04-18-08, 12:33 PM   #2
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I searched for a "brake life" thread and couldn't find one so I thought I'd get some feedback from all of you Lexus GS vets. On my previous car, Cadillac STS 2005, my brakes would last me between 12-15,000 miles. I do a lot of stop and go commuting in Los Angeles so I know that takes away brake life. However, my local Cadillac Dealership (Parkway Valencia) insisted on replacing the rotors everytime I needed the brake pads to be replaced. They wouldn't rotate the rotors like on other cars, but insisted on replacing the rotors. Obviously this became extremely expensive.

On average, what kind of brake life are you people getting on your GS? What kind of driving do you normally do? Do you replace only the pads or rotors too? How much does it cost you?

I thank you all in advance....

Dunno, just recently got my GS.. but they sure are dusty heh
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Old 04-18-08, 01:14 PM   #3
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my car is still too new to talk about replacing pads

but for sure you can rotate / surface the rotors instead of getting new ones
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22k miles on my low dusting pads and still going strong. 27k miles total on the rotors (had the low dusting pads put on at 5k miles).
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my service rep you should be able to bet a minimum of 36k out of the breaks . even in traffic
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28K still plenty of pad.....
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at my 15k service i had 8mm of pad left.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. This should be Night and Day versus my old Cadillac STS where brakes only last between 12-15000 miles.
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Lexus brakes tend to last pretty long. My last Lexus, an 04 IS300, I was able to get 95k on the front pads and about 70k on the rear pads. I put 105k miles on it 4 years. Mind you my commute was about 105 miles a day in mixed city and freeway. Majority of the miles were freeway. It all really depends on your driving style and commute. Most people have a bad habit of riding their brakes for a long period before a stop or some just brake too hard.
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Lexus brakes tend to last pretty long. My last Lexus, an 04 IS300, I was able to get 95k on the front pads and about 70k on the rear pads. I put 105k miles on it 4 years. Mind you my commute was about 105 miles a day in mixed city and freeway. Majority of the miles were freeway.
This is very reassuring, as my commute is very similar to yours. I will likely average 27k a year or so.
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I just replaced my front pads over the weekend. They lasted me 18k miles. I don't know the brand since they were the original pads from when I bought the car. My car is tuned to perform, so I guess I went through them pretty quickly.
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On the Lexus advertisment, it states the high friction pads on the GS can last as short as 20000 miles. Have anyone actually had to replace them at 20K miles?
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Got over 60k+ on my RX brake pads
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29000 on my 07, starting to get that squeal when applying the brakes, will have them checked at the 30k service.
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Nidan, do you have the normal pads or the low dust pads?
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