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Discs and pads

PostPosted by clarki » Tue May 30, 2017 7:03 pm

So, the Rav has survived me for nearly 60k miles now and deserves some new discs and pads front and rear.

Do most people go to Toyota for OEM stuff or are there better (££££cost wise) alternatives?

I take it its an ok job on a Rav?? Done a few disc and pad changes before.

Thanks.
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by jase hutch » Tue May 30, 2017 7:34 pm

Hi clarki, you've come to the right place for brake advice as the 'brake master ' himself resides here, aka 'Anchorman '... I've recently replaced mine all round using the highly recommended on here 'Pagid ' discs and pads and now I personally wouldn't choose anything else.. :s_thumbsup
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by Big Kev » Tue May 30, 2017 7:48 pm

clarki wrote:So, the Rav has survived me for nearly 60k miles now and deserves some new discs and pads front and rear.

Do most people go to Toyota for OEM stuff or are there better (££££cost wise) alternatives?

I take it its an ok job on a Rav?? Done a few disc and pad changes before.

Thanks.


Fronts are pimps, Clarki......rears with their in-hub-of-disc handbrake shoes are more of a fiddle. Pagid from Euro Car Parts are resplendent on two Ravs here in Stepps and are good stuff........wait until they have on wan of their Sturgeonistic wanst in a lifetime sales.......every few days or do.......and use the 60 per cent discount code.......so that ye can pay exactly what ye wouldah paid OUTWITH the sale.....lol......saloada widdle their "sales".
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue May 30, 2017 8:31 pm

I gotta do the front pads on the IQ soon. Got a set of genuine Toyota pads for ten quid delivered.... just the job for a young man on a budget !!!!

As Kev says the fronts are dead easy the rears are a wee bit fiddly. Anchorman has a tutorial somewhere on here which is so good some toe rag from another forum claims he wrote it.....
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by nickcc » Tue May 30, 2017 8:57 pm

Handbrake shoes are a pain in the bum to change if it's a 4.2. Getting the side anchor pin clips fastened is extremely difficult and you need extremely strong thumb and finger strength as you can't get the tool behind the hub. Bought new discs, pads and shoes from ECP and new calipers off brake parts on eBay. If yours is the 4.3 ignore my post :D
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by anchorman » Wed May 31, 2017 10:41 am

Morning!

The rear pads alone are every bit as easy as the front. However, the handbrake shoes are every bit as awkward as the 4.2 discussed above. It's because the RAV is AWD, the rear hub is beefed up to take the drive torque. It means that you have to fish the little hold down clips and ther springs out from behind that hub and it's a finger trapping exercise. Having said that, if you take plenty of photos you should be OK. The pads are a piece of cake but spend as much time as you like cleaning everything up. DO NOT use coppaslip, buy some ceratec grease to lube all the parts.

As Kev says, if you subscribe to Eurocarparts, they tend to send 30% off codes every weekend and that is the time to buy Pagid discs and pads which are on a par with any of the OE pads.
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by clarki » Wed May 31, 2017 11:26 am

Cheers folks, ill get signed up to ECP and get the stuff ordered.

All sounds doable.
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by clarki » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:01 pm

Done and dusted. Thanks for the advice folks.

Right, new tyres next.
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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by Big Kev » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:04 pm

clarki wrote:Done and dusted. Thanks for the advice folks.

Right, new tyres next.


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Re: Discs and pads

PostPosted by jase hutch » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:30 pm

Big Kev wrote:
clarki wrote:Done and dusted. Thanks for the advice folks.

Right, new tyres next.


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