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Brake Pad Question #4486662
08/12/17 03:37 PM
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Installing brake pads on my LS400. I noticed on the NEW OEM Toyota pads that there is this shaved down area on each end of each pad. Should they be installed with the shaved end up on one side of the rotor and the other side down on the rotor? I'm thinking the shaved off end of the pads should be diagonal on the rotor.


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Re: Brake Pad Question [Re: Gebo] #4486664
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Are you talking about a chamfer on the pads? If they were not on both sides of the pad I usually install them so the chamfer faces rotor movement, which would be different depending on if the caliper is mounted on the front or rear of the axle.


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Re: Brake Pad Question [Re: Gebo] #4486668
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Yes. Chamfer is just on one end of the pad. Caliper is mounted on the rear. So I should mount the pads with the chamfer down?

Last edited by Gebo; 08/12/17 03:47 PM.

'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
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Re: Brake Pad Question [Re: Gebo] #4486670
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That is how I would do it.


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Re: Brake Pad Question [Re: Gebo] #4486689
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It seems like they should be the same, since they're usual;ly symmetrical.

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Re: Brake Pad Question [Re: Gebo] #4486707
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Rotor should rotate into the chamfer.


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Re: Brake Pad Question [Re: Gebo] #4486776
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Installed..done. thanks for the advice.


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

Re: Brake Pad Question [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4486779
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
It seems like they should be the same, since they're usual;ly symmetrical.

Take a picture of them smile


Chamfer was just in one end of each pad.


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials


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