Brake Pads and Shoes for Lexus IS
The Lexus IS is a luxury performance sedan that was produced from 2005 through 2013. Lexus is a brand manufactured by Toyota.How does Lexus IS F differ from other IS models?
The IS F, or F Sport, is the high-performance version of the Lexus IS sedan. The IS comes with a V6 engine that ranges from 2.5 to 3.5 liters, providing around 168 horsepower depending on the model. The F Sport has a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a performance of around 467 horsepower.
Because of the power difference with the F Sport model, its braking system will need an upgrade to give you stopping power and maneuverability. The right pads for your IS F should have a greater thickness and surface area to help control your V8 sedan. Also keep in mind that some drivers, especially those who drive in heavy stop-and-go conditions, will need to service their braking systems more often.How do you replace front pads on the IS F?
The pad replacement on your Lexus IS F auto can be accomplished by following these steps:
- Remove the wheel -Be sure to loosen the lug nuts before elevating your vehicle. Once the vehicle has been securely placed on jack stands, remove the wheel.
- Open caliper and remove pads -Be sure to also remove the retaining clips. Once you've removed the pads, retract the pistons fully to allow plenty of room to insert your new pads.
- Insert new pads -Once you have inserted the new pads, close the caliper and re-secure all bolts using the manufacturer's recommended torque. You will also want to press your brake pedal until you feel resistance. This is a way to check whether the pistons are pushing the pads securely.
- Re-mount wheel and lower vehicle -Remember to tighten the lug nuts.
Once you have securely lifted your Lexus auto and removed the rear wheels, you will need to perform the following steps:
- Remove the drum.
- Remove the shoe and disconnect the primary shoe springs, the shoe clips, and the parking brake cable.
- Transfer the springs and clips to the new shoe set. You may want to lay your new set next to the old one, so that you can transfer each spring and clip to the new set.
- Re-mount the shoe in the reverse order.
- Re-mount the wheels.