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Old 07-03-2018, 08:37 PM
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Brake Pad Life

bought the old girl in April 2015 with 54k Miles. No maintenance records.

here we are July 2018 with 118k and Iím kicking myself for not maintaining the brakes.

With all the heavy towing we do, I pull the rears expecting gouged rotors. I find 1/4Ē on both. Pull the front: 3/16Ē on both.

How is that possible?


 
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:58 AM
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Those low measurements indicate need for replacement.
Seems like you got them at the perfect time.

Ive added 220,000 miles to my 2007 E350 in the last five years and my pad life matches yours perfectly. I think the ďoriginalĒ pads got me about 30,000, then I changed to PowerStop Truck and Tow and got about 60,000-70,000.

Im estimating of course. But my point is that 64,000 miles seems normal.
You and I must be good drivers
 
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:13 PM
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You and I must be good drivers

How you drive has a huge effect on brake life. Brake early, brake often if you want long life. Just don't do like most people and wait until the last minute. Braking hard is what kills them.

It's like some people are in a hurry to get to a red light so they can enjoy all the pleasure of sitting and waiting for it to turn green. And here I come, the guy they just passed in a hurry to get to the red light, and I get there just in time to not-quite-stop. I guess I'm missing all the fun of sitting there.

 
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:00 PM
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How you drive has a huge effect on brake life. Brake early, brake often if you want long life. Just don't do like most people and wait until the last minute. Braking hard is what kills them.

It's like some people are in a hurry to get to a red light so they can enjoy all the pleasure of sitting and waiting for it to turn green. And here I come, the guy they just passed in a hurry to get to the red light, and I get there just in time to not-quite-stop. I guess I'm missing all the fun of sitting there.
And I'm the other guy passed, right behind you. The quality of the pads has a huge effect too. I changed the pads on my 96 6-7 years ago when I bought it and after 40K miles they were fine.
 
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:05 PM
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How you drive has a huge effect on brake life. Brake early, brake often if you want long life. Just don't do like most people and wait until the last minute. Braking hard is what kills them.

It's like some people are in a hurry to get to a red light so they can enjoy all the pleasure of sitting and waiting for it to turn green. And here I come, the guy they just passed in a hurry to get to the red light, and I get there just in time to not-quite-stop. I guess I'm missing all the fun of sitting there.
oh I agree it seems people race to each light BUT, I think itís so they can sit and TEXT. LOL
 
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:16 PM
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oh I agree it seems people race to each light BUT, I think itís so they can sit and TEXT. LOL
Naw they do that while they're driving. That and other things on the phone. Half the vehicles that pass me are doing something with their smart phones.
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:59 AM
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oh I agree it seems people race to each light BUT, I think itís so they can sit and TEXT. LOL
Well, they've been doing it since I've been driving, and that's a lot longer back than cellphones.

I guess now they have a reason.....

 
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