As an alternate question to my question below - my 06 LS 430 Ultra is said by the dealer to need new brakes and rotors at 35,000 miles.These brakes have been noisy and grabby when cold as in backing out of the garage in the morning; they initialy would vibrate the car when applied at road speed; they are very expensive, about double the cost of a German brand luxury car. The dealer has repeatedly told me that the noise and vibration are standard for the brand. In view of these factors, I have decided to try to find an alternative to the dealership for service. In Greenville, SC, this is likely to be some chain like Pep Boys, so I wonder what brands of brake parts are equal to or better than the OEM equipment. Has anyone had experience with their Lexus and different brakes?