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post #11 of 74 Old 09-24-2009, 02:51 AM
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just had my 15K miles oil change at dealer. And I'm on my third set of front pads and rotors, second set of rear pads and rotors. But of course with 30 track days, that's normal for me. It's a price I paid for fun.
Raybestos make better and cheaper front rotors for ISF.
Carbotech make better and cheaper pads. Try them to see if you like them.

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Boy am I glad that I work on cars, I can do all these myself, I'll probably shoot myself if I had to pay $1500 for front pads and rotors installed.....
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post #13 of 74 Old 09-24-2009, 02:29 PM
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My ISF only has 3700 miles but the brake prices are definitely scaring me. I looked up the Raybestos rotors and they are only 107$ each on Rockauto.com. I imagine I will be trying those when my fronts need replacing. Those and the Hawk pads for the front. Any leads on rear rotors?

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Why do the rotors have to be replaced with the pads? Looking at other posts, this seems normal for performance cars. Are there similar rotors out there that would last longer? Changing rotors and pads at 8600 miles is ridiculous.

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I just had my 10k service this morning and I was told my front brakes are down to just 3mm and would need to be replaced, along with the rotors, at the next service (15k). I was quoted $1,400 and after reading this post, it seems to be slightly higher than other quotes.

Either way, I do not drive aggressively and often downshift to slow the car down versus constantly having the foot on the brakes. This seems to be a ridiculously high price considering how often they will need to be replaced. What suggestions are out there for having a longer brake life, as I noticed some chap is getting 21k miles on his set? Any chance of buying Brembo brakes and rotors elsewhere and saving some cash?

Also, the brakes started squealing at 4k miles so paying that much for squeals is making me reach the breaking point with the car (in addition to not being able to use the nav screen while in motion).

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While the mileage/interval sounds a little short, the pricing is right on for a high performance braking system. The Brembo set up on my 911 cost the same.

Need to edit this. the Porsche cost was the same, NOT INCLUDING LABOR, that would be for the parts only, so by comparison the F is cheap.

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At 16K with aggressive driving and I still have pretty good pad life. I plan on changing out with Hawk HPS pads and they are no where near that pricey. These calipers are made to make brake changes easy, so I would never have the dealer do it.

Still looking into other rotor options.

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At 16K with aggressive driving and I still have pretty good pad life. I plan on changing out with Hawk HPS pads and they are no where near that pricey. These calipers are made to make brake changes easy, so I would never have the dealer do it.

Still looking into other rotor options.

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From what I have seen it looks like for stock fitment Raybestos is the only other rotor option, and not a bad one at that.

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,ca....google.com%2B

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=1792332

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just had my 15K miles oil change at dealer. And I'm on my third set of front pads and rotors, second set of rear pads and rotors. But of course with 30 track days, that's normal for me. It's a price I paid for fun.
Raybestos make better and cheaper front rotors for ISF.
Carbotech make better and cheaper pads. Try them to see if you like them.
Any issues with the Raybestos? Although the price looks good, it makes me doubt its quality.

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Angry Thanks, Hope Lexus is Listening!!

I was about to pick up a 2010 ISF today and then read this thread! Who in their right mind thinks that 8600 miles is normal brake pad wear? How did Car and Driver magazine manage to flog a car for a year put almost put 40K miles on the car before it needed front pads?? 8600 miles for that matter 15000 miles sounds insane!! and the repair costs!! I called 3 seperate service depts. and every one had a different price from $1100 to $1700 for a Front brake job. Why would ANYONE think this is normal and why do the Lexus service reps seem to go along with it being normal. Your all Insane!
I was about to sign a 3 year lease which would mean 3 brake jobs according to most of the people in this thread! This thread was enough to make consider another vehicle BRAND altogether.
Good Luck at the Lexus Dealer! and doing the brakes yourself is Hardly Any Consilation! Lexus should face it has a Problem with the brakes on this Car!!! plain and simple!!
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