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OK....for some reason I am having issues putting the correct "terminology" for a search of a brake job for an IS f.....therefore...I inquired about the pricing of a full brake job from a Lexus dealer the other day. He advised me that the IS F has reversable rotors and that typically you simply "flip" the rotor around and put on some new pads.
........I looked at him like he was smokin' crack.....what the heck is he talking about???
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I have no clue. You certainly can "Flip" a rotor but the direction of the drilled holes will be backwards, although thats not really the main issue. You will still have the unsurfaced rotor hitting the pads??? Wow, maybe he just left the crack house?
 

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Well....just last night searching the web I have read the rotors for the IS F need replacing on a brake job...pads and all...that kinda makes sense to me. Anyone else have an opinion on this?
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I haven't had to replace either yet. But from all I have read, it seems to be a mixed bag as far as pad and rotor replacement is concerned. But what I have gleaned out of the various discussions is that if the dealer does the replacement than it's almost guaranteed that both the rotor and pads get replaced. If it's done by someone other than the dealer, than more than likely only the pads get replaced. Resurfacing is not necessary unless the rotor is warped, and then it should be replaced.

Lexus does does post a disclaimer:

Pad life may be less than 20,000 miles, and brake rotor life may be less than 50,000 miles depending on driving conditions.

This to me indicates, the the rotors should have a 2X life greater than the pads.

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Ouch wonder what the Pads and Rotors run.
There's a few threads on this forum dealing with the costs associated with the the pad and rotor replacement. Both OEM, and third party. Also different compounds for the pads are discussed. You may want to do a search.

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Just one last note. I am at 18k and will need pads in about another 1k and my driving is somewhat aggressive (especially when the wife and kid are not in the car). My rotors do have a lip on them and are certainly not smooth at all so it looks like the rotors will be replaced as well at 18k. I looked into resurfacing as there is plenty of meat left, unfortunately no one will resurface a drilled rotor! Raybestos has them for 110.00 ea. And lastly just a shoutout to Doug Greenup, he got me the Hawk pads quickly and painlessly. Thanks again.
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Found the Brake threads

There's a few threads on this forum dealing with the costs associated with the the pad and rotor replacement. Both OEM, and third party. Also different compounds for the pads are discussed. You may want to do a search.

Lou
Thanks Lou..you are correct sir. I am still learning my way around the forum...and I located the "Brake threads". Wow....I have slotted and drilled rotors on my Landcrusier and yes...finding a shop to turn them is difficult.
Well..that's why I'm on this forum..to learn about the costs associated with the IS F. This is quite a downer fo learn about a future $1700.00 cost within 12-15000 miles...oh well...I'm still in ;-))
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If you are capable, do it yourself. These are not a biggie to do. Pads, 250, rotors, 225, shop supplies :) 10 bucks. Total 585.00. Front only of course. Have a good and safe Thanksgiving everyone.
Andy
 
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