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Old 08-21-2009
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brakes?

im just curious as to how long you guys have had brakes last. i just had my truck serviced today and they told me i need new front pads and to have the rotors re-surfaced. Apparently the inside pads are warn almost to the metal. the truck only has 23 almost 24 thousand miles on it. I'm just surprised that i need brakes already, granted i do mostly city driving and have been pulling a 10 foot loaded box trailer every summer since i got the truck. Idk im just surprised, what do you guys think?

oh and i also have to have the left front axle seal replaced to because its leaking, but thats under warranty so i dont care as much.
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Thats right on track for front brakes, especially with that kind of load and city driving. I did about 30,000 on mine with mostly highway and some city. Rear drums on the other hand, I'm on 103,000 miles with the same ones. I should probably replace them just because they're almost 7 years old and have over 100k on them.
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Thats right on track for front brakes, especially with that kind of load and city driving. I did about 30,000 on mine with mostly highway and some city. Rear drums on the other hand, I'm on 103,000 miles with the same ones. I should probably replace them just because they're almost 7 years old and have over 100k on them.
alright sweet, thanks for the input man. ya i just didnt know the kind of time span i should have been looking at.
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bout 38k here (assuming they were the originals when I got her)
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got 42k on fronts, and another 60k on the second set, Still havn't touched the rears with 126k.... I bought new about 2 months ago, did the work to take replace them and the ones I bought have less pad then the old ones, so I left them on....
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I get around 40k on my front brakes and got about 80ish one my rear brakes.
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A lot of mechanics will try to throw in a rotor replacement/resurface when they do your brakes so they get more money. I strongly suggest getting a repair manual and doing them yourself. front brakes are probably the easiest thing Ive done on a ranger except changing the oil.

Not saying YOUR mechanic is shady...but a lot are.
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A lot of mechanics will try to throw in a rotor replacement/resurface when they do your brakes so they get more money. I strongly suggest getting a repair manual and doing them yourself. front brakes are probably the easiest thing Ive done on a ranger except changing the oil.

Not saying YOUR mechanic is shady...but a lot are.
Yeah you can do it yourself.. but you still need to get your rotors resurfaced.

I had to do my front pads and rotors at 45,000 km (28,000 miles) and my inside pads were also completely gone while my outsides had some left.
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A lot of mechanics will try to throw in a rotor replacement/resurface when they do your brakes so they get more money. I strongly suggest getting a repair manual and doing them yourself. front brakes are probably the easiest thing Ive done on a ranger except changing the oil.

Not saying YOUR mechanic is shady...but a lot are.
ya i forgot to mention i am doing the brakes myself. just getting the rotors resurfaced and i have a set of pads.
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