Brake Service - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

Brake Service

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-28-13, 02:32 PM   #1
02SDGS
Lexus Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ny
Posts: 5,196
Default Brake Service

Right now on my 2002 gs300, i have oem rotors and pads, the rear rotors are ok but the front have a lip and are a little warped. I plan on replacing the rear pads with Akebono proact, and the the front pads with the akebono performance and napa premium rotors. They are nearly half the price of the ultra premium rotors, but all the reviews seem to say its not worth it. I'm also replacing the caster arms on both sides, just because i have them and i want to get it done. Does anyone have any advice or input on the rotors? For the price they don't seem to bad and already come painted. Also any adice on what else should be changed, ball joints and upper control arms have already been changed and I'm at 84k miles.
02SDGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-14, 02:59 PM   #2
850Lexus
Pole Position
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 281
Default

Personally Centric rotors are the only brand rotors I will buy. As far as castor bushing,I went with Poly and I regretted it from day one. Installed properly and greased but have always creaked. I have maybe 50k on them and about to replace with hardened rubber.
850Lexus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-14, 03:53 PM   #3
raytseng
Lexus Test Driver
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: CA
Posts: 949
Default

For this car, always get the brake hardware kit when doing the brakes (the clips). It should only be about $10 per kit for a 3rd party kit.
raytseng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-14, 08:36 PM   #4
02SDGS
Lexus Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ny
Posts: 5,196
Default

I ended up with ABT slotted rotors. I was going for blanks, but i had a discount so i'm taking a chance. What little i could find on them seemed to be generally positive. I am not one to cheap out on parts, but i figured I would test them out to see. I'm still putting on the Akebono performance pads so ill see how this combo works out.
02SDGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-14, 08:35 PM   #5
02SDGS
Lexus Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ny
Posts: 5,196
Default

For those who are interested here is a picture of the rotor. Looks good, will be putting them on Monday. Painted the hat and the inner fins with a black high temp paint to prevent rust. I obviously didn't paint where the pad comes in contact with the rotor. For the price I figured why not.
Attached Thumbnails
Brake Service-image.jpg  
02SDGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-14, 09:05 PM   #6
tmf2004
5% Club. Killing it!!!
iTrader: (15)
 
tmf2004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 21,608
Default

what did u use to mask the hat off with? blue painters tape? i need to do this when my new rotors arrive.. thanks
tmf2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-14, 10:55 PM   #7
02SDGS
Lexus Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ny
Posts: 5,196
Default

I did use masking tape, but I used a generic kind I had laying around the house. I did it as best I could and the tiny little spots that weren't covered, I used some wd-40 and a rag to round it all out.
02SDGS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opinion on Centric Rotors and Akebono pads 06CWIS350 Suspension and Brakes 6 09-18-15 09:08 AM
Brakes and Rotors jham808 RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 3 08-10-15 10:31 AM
Buying pads and rotors wayman28 LS - 4th Gen (2007-present) 2 05-09-15 08:26 PM
Brake Pads? LexusLadi RX - 2nd Gen (2004-2009) 6 04-02-15 11:49 AM
Best place to buy akebono pads and R1 rotors? JC-RH GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 15 12-21-14 04:20 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:21 AM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved