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I recently purchased a used 97 LS 400 with 130,000 miles and was advised that it may be ready for new rear brakes. I am trying to determine if I should take it to the dealer or let a very rebutable garage handle the job. If the garages does the job, are oem parts ok to use?

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I'm not to far off from having to replace my brakes and keep hearing about ceramic pads. Anyone have comments about OEM vs. ceramic? I repalced the fronts about 30,000 miles ago and they squeal sometimes. Will ceramics make a differance?

Thanks for your comments and help! :cheers:

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Not trying to hi-jack the thread, but I just bought a 95 LS. My first LS and I have a question about the brake pedal. Keep in mind that I have only had a couple of SC's before this. The LS pedal feels a softer than the SC. Kind of feels like a low pedal, almost like it has too much freeplay. Is this normal or do I have a bad master cylinder? OR could it be something else?

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streetkit, I have a '97 LS and have had it for almost 5 years. The pedal does feel a bit lower than most cars. It just takes some getting used to. :)

I'm still looking for some input on ceramic pad vs. oem. I'll be replacing them in the next month or so. Any comment would be great. :cheers:

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99lsguy, I had the rears done by a local shop just after I got the car 4 yrs. ago. I did the fronts about 3 yrs. ago. So, I'm not sure if grease was put on both sides of the shims. I want to replace the pads and the rotors some time this summer (same time I do my struts and springs).

When are we going to play golf 99ls? I played today B)

I'm still looking for info on ceramic vs. oem pads :whistles:

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99lsguy, I had the rears done by a local shop just after I got the car 4 yrs. ago. I did the fronts about 3 yrs. ago. So, I'm not sure if grease was put on both sides of the shims. I want to replace the pads and the rotors some time this summer (same time I do my struts and springs).

When are we going to play golf 99ls? I played today B)

I'm still looking for info on ceramic vs. oem pads :whistles:

I think that's a good move on changing the rotors too........ :cheers:

DIY is about the same as just having the rotors turned by someone else.......and now you have new, full rotors!!!

I just bought the OEM pads from lexus -- about $60.

(I think I'm getting a Titleist 983E driver.....speeder shaft!!)

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99lsguy, I played the Palmer Private course at PGA yesterday. B)

I guy I played with had the new Taylormade driver, what a great driver!

I just got my springs and new logos. I get my torque wrench back from Snap On on Monday.

Anyone know a good place to get new rotors and pads?

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