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View Poll Results: How many miles were on your original set of brake pads?
under 10,000 12 1.45%
11,000-30,000 36 4.34%
31,000-40,000 48 5.79%
41,000-50,000 66 7.96%
51,000-60,000 68 8.20%
61,000-70,000 49 5.91%
71,000-80,000 35 4.22%
81,000-90,000 31 3.74%
above 91,000 63 7.60%
I haven't replaced them yet, specified below. 421 50.78%
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:36 AM   #41
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09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...
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I wouldn't trust an arbitrary number in a book to the safety of properly working breaks. When they're up for new pads, they're up. Even if it's at 15k, or 120k. It depends on how you use the vehicle, hard stops, towing, ect...
Crap...I totally forgot about conditions...
Oh well. Thanks for the info guys!
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:21 PM   #42
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10 to 15 minutes unless they piss me off then god only knows how long
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:45 PM   #43
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30K and still going strong, I have noticed a slight decrease in stopping power but not much. That is they've been having to stop 35's too, so I would imagine that makes them wear even quicker.
Cool, I'd imagine stopping bigger tires causes more strain, bigger rotational mass.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:49 PM   #44
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I've got almost 93k on mine, but I will need to replace inside of 15k
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:55 PM   #45
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My Neon's front brakes were replaced at about 130,000 miles. The brake guy said I probably had used up about half the life of the rear shoes at that point, and should look to replace them at about 250,000 miles.

And I'd still be going, too, if it wasn't for that damned deer.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:07 PM   #46
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I never had too. MY old dakota had only 75k on it when i sold it after 8 years. Hope the next oner did, they never were that good.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:15 PM   #47
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Talked to a guy at a bar that works at a factory that makes brake drums. He said they should last the lifetime of the car
Man, wouldn't that be nice. Truth is, with today's new brake systems with VSC and EBD the rear brakes are being used with more frequency. I would definitely check the rear drums on a consistent basis with a scheduled service.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:19 PM   #48
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I coast when reasonable to red lights ,and avoid rapid slowdowns, not always possible. But those 2 can really extend brake life.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:39 PM   #49
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09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...
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I've got almost 93k on mine, but I will need to replace inside of 15k
Nice, nice...
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My Neon's front brakes were replaced at about 130,000 miles. The brake guy said I probably had used up about half the life of the rear shoes at that point, and should look to replace them at about 250,000 miles.

And I'd still be going, too, if it wasn't for that damned deer.
Dodge+deer=no more Dodge
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:40 PM   #50
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41k...No need for replacing them right now.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:32 PM   #51
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....yea, but you get a free set of antlers ,right?lol
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:32 PM   #52
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....yea, but you get a free set of antlers ,right?lol
One would assume. But remember if you assume, it just makes an ASS out of U and ME.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:53 PM   #53
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I have replaced mine 2 times. I get about 40-50k on brakes. I tow a boat. I have never changed my rear brakes.
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My luck it'll be an elk i hit someday, looks like their belly should glide right over my hood and into the cab
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Nice, nice...

Dodge+deer=no more Dodge
Plymouth, actually.

And, the damage, hitting it at "around" 70 mph (no warning), was: Headlamp housing and turn signal housing on driver's side were obliterated; driver's fender and hood were crunched back; Driver's side of radiator closure panel was pushed back; radiator and fans were damaged beyond repair. Airbags deployed, door windows blew out (from airbag pressure).

It's fixable, but I'm going to sell it to someone else, probably someone in the autocrossing groups around here, who wants to fix it up.
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Plymouth, actually.

And, the damage, hitting it at "around" 70 mph (no warning), was: Headlamp housing and turn signal housing on driver's side were obliterated; driver's fender and hood were crunched back; Driver's side of radiator closure panel was pushed back; radiator and fans were damaged beyond repair. Airbags deployed, door windows blew out (from airbag pressure).

It's fixable, but I'm going to sell it to someone else, probably someone in the autocrossing groups around here, who wants to fix it up.
I would've totalled it...how old is that thing if it's a Plymouth???
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I currently have 38K on my truck, and the brakes are in good shape - especially when you consider how much I tow stuff. I am looking to probably upgrade them next year. Maybe go with rotor rears???
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First set of fronts at 56k, now at 78k fronts are fine and worn through the rear shoes. Had been meaning to pull the drums and check, but lost the brakes this weekend due to a failed rear wheel cylinder. Drum is shot because the grooves are worn so deep.

Solution...coverting to rear disc brakes.
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My fronts are looking like they need to get replaced, any advice on some good replacements?
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