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Hey guys

I just rolled over 17,000 miles (27,000kms) on my truck and my brakes seem to need to be replaced. This seems very premature.

They are squeeling up front when I hit the brakes and the pedal kinda drops down further after about 2-3 seconds... I can definatly tell a big difference in stopping power.

I'm really surprised they wore out this quick. When did yours wear out?

I had the same problems at around the same milelage....I was surprised and upset aswell. The factory break system is not the strenth of newer Rangers
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Sounds right, or else this heavy *** BFG's have taken their toll on my brakes.
Braking power does feel diminished.

Ill get them looked at in a few weeks.

My Soft 8's effed my brakes.
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Mine Jerks when I break. The drums were done right before I bought it.

Im thinking its time for drilled rotors and hawk pads?? 91,000 km's
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My rear brakes have been making noise since I bought the truck. I'm going to use the noise attenuation **** on the dash to fix it for the time being. The permanent fix will happen when the brakes get replaced in a few years.
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My rear brakes have been making noise since I bought the truck. I'm going to use the noise attenuation **** on the dash to fix it for the time being. The permanent fix will happen when the brakes get replaced in a few years.
Yea just ignore the problem that ALWAYS fixes it....
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Yea just ignore the problem that ALWAYS fixes it....
Bought it new...the brakes only make noise at a certain speed with just the right amount of pressure on them. I know well enough when to replace them when needed.
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Replace your front pads with a good set of Wagners, just make sure that the rotors didn't get chewed up by the crap stock pads.

Newer vehicles today come with garbage parts on them. That's how the stealerships make money, the after sales service. Why do you think they charge $35 for an oil change.....they make money off you.
Another reason I do my own service and maintenance.
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Newer vehicles today come with garbage parts on them. That's how the stealerships make money, the after sales service. Why do you think they charge $35 for an oil change.....they make money off you.
Another reason I do my own service and maintenance.
For the most part I agree but oil changes aree a place where a "stealership" is more of a "dealership". Where I work we perform maintenance on pressure washers and an oil change is OVER $100. We (like most shops) charge a minimum of 1 hour labor for any service we perform. In addition, when you go to a dealership you know the people working on your truck are knowledgable. The people working at Jiffy Lube and Grease Monkey are not the certified technicians like you find in a dealership. Why do so many of us have crazy stories about those places? Drain plugs not going back in... hell I had them DESTROY my air filter so I would buy a new one from them...
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I'm replacing my pads today at 42,000 kms, I thought that was early too, but apparently not after reading this thread.
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I changed my pads when they were still new because I wanted ceramic ones that don't get dirty, so I don't know how many miles the brakes would have lasted.
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i replaced my brakes at about 40,000 miles. now im at just over 75,000 and i need them again. my 33's really put a hurtin on my brakes. did the rears last summer.
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Where's the cheapest place to buy ?Hawk or other good pads and drilled rotors?

Does napa or anyone carry them for a good price to avoid shipping costs to canada?
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all most 80k now and still the original brakes
100% highway driving or that is literally impossible.
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Where's the cheapest place to buy ?Hawk or other good pads and drilled rotors?

Does napa or anyone carry them for a good price to avoid shipping costs to canada?
i just bought a set of hawk pads with powerstop rotors for about $180 shipped from autopartswarehouse.com. not sure what the cost would be to ship to canada, but it was free for me. let me tell you, these brakes are AWSOME!!
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OEM replacement rotors for me cost $148 CDN for the pair and $56 for pads.
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Yeah, about the same for me Mike.. Pads for $49 and rotors for $140 from NAPA. Ended up changing the rotors today too. I hate Canadian prices.
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Yeah, about the same for me Mike.. Pads for $49 and rotors for $140 from NAPA. Ended up changing the rotors today too. I hate Canadian prices.


Was that 140 for drilled at Napa? and what kind of pads did you get for $49?
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OEM replacement rotors for me cost $148 CDN for the pair and $56 for pads.
There only $60 each for oem style on autoanything canada with free shipping in canada
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They're not drilled, they're just exactly like stock. The pads I actually got at Canadian Tire. They're their 'Nascar' brand. No idea how good it is. They were the only ones in stock.
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