Brakes wearing unevenly, replacement options.

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Jul 7, 2007
West Chester, Pa
I got my 2012 4Runner inspected in May, the dealer told me that the brakes were getting low and probably will need to be replaced by winter, he also told me that the rear brakes were lower then the front which I found odd, I thought the fronts always wear quicker. I have about 46,000 miles on the original brakes. Over the past few weeks a squeal has developed, sounds like the low wear indicator. I look at rear pads and found some uneven wearing on the pads. The top of the pad is almost down to bare metal while the bottom has a decent amount of life left.


Top is on left. There is more usable pad from top to bottom.


I have to get a new set of pads and rotors because the rotors are also warped. I like the feel of the factory Toyota ones but am a little disappointed that the rotors are warped. I am not someone that is heavy on the brakes unless I need to be.

Has anyone used Power Stop brakes like this one ? All ratings seem good. Power Stop (K5874-36) Z36 Extreme Severe-Duty Truck & Tow Brake Kit, Front and Rear: Automotive

Thanks for any advise!!

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