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Question about your factory brake pads...

How long did your factory brake pads last? About what mileage did you replace them? Mine squeak sometimes, but not all the time. I'm just too lazy to take the wheel off and really check.
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Front and rear changed at 32,000 miles. I'm at 50,000 miles now and need new fronts again.
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63,000 and still going
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the set i have on now (Motorcraft factory replacements) have been on with at least a 33" tire for about 45,000 miles.....i would say from looking at them the other day, i have about another 5,000-10,000 miles left on them..
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I think like 60,000 i just had them replaced like 3 weeks ago. It might have been the mountain driving that killed them.
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60 000 miles??? really? On my '04 I changed them at 40 000km (~25000 miles) and they were finished.
Either I'm really hard on brakes, or you never stop! (though, I will admit that I tend to drive a bit faster than most )
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Well I bought the truck when it had 54000 so i have no clue previous to that haha.
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I changed the original worn out pads at 30,000 miles. I installed Raybestos Super Stop pads and they lasted about 42,000 miles at 72,000 miles on the truck. I tow a lot.
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your front brakes have a wear indicator. You should be able to reach in and feel them to get a quick idea of how much you have left on your pads. The wear indicators have a constant squeal when you apply your brakes. You'd know it if you heard it.
Small sqeaks are just your pads moving around when lightly apply your brakes.

I got Bendix lifetime warranty shoes for my rear. I would advise against them. I think the material is so hard to extend life that it dosn't stop as well as something that would wear out quicker.
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I changed the front at about 50K and the backs are still going strong at 70k

My dad drove his chevy 1500 170K on the factory brakes, how I don't know, but there was still pad left when we changed them. He's not big on braking apparently.
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your front brakes have a wear indicator. You should be able to reach in and feel them to get a quick idea of how much you have left on your pads. The wear indicators have a constant squeal when you apply your brakes. You'd know it if you heard it.
Small sqeaks are just your pads moving around when lightly apply your brakes.

I got Bendix lifetime warranty shoes for my rear. I would advise against them. I think the material is so hard to extend life that it dosn't stop as well as something that would wear out quicker.

The life warranty means that the brake pads will wear down your rotors quicker. Pads are cheaper to replace than rotors.
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Mine went 50k in the front, the backs are still fine. When I put new rotors and pads on I went with bosch and I have to say, they stop excellent and there is little to no brake dust...
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Had to change the pads on my auto FX4 @27k miles

Had to change the pads on my manual LII @ 57k miles


Stupid autos
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you all must be tough on breaks lol

after 3 diffrent rides and closed to 250 thousand miles between them i have only replace 2 sets of breaks
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you all must be tough on breaks lol

after 3 diffrent rides and closed to 250 thousand miles between them i have only replace 2 sets of breaks
I'm tough on everything
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I'm tough on everything
i noticed
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I'm tough on everything

Except crime, you college dropout pothead who picks up floozies in trucker bathrroms.
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Except crime, you college dropout pothead who picks up floozies in trucker bathrroms.
You've got me confused with that senator
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You've got me confused with that senator
Makes sense he'd go to Minnesota to get his gay action on.
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drums in this case, which are not all that expensive. But yes, they will wear faster. I do regret spending the extra for the lifetime. I think these were the orgional pads and if they lasted 100k, I doubt the truck will outlast the new pads. lol

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The life warranty means that the brake pads will wear down your rotors quicker. Pads are cheaper to replace than rotors.
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51,203 miles on my manual trans'ed FX4.. Just changed the front pads last weekend. They were past the wear indicators but I feel I could have milked another 3k or so out of them. Unfortunately my rotors were warped. Got the rotors turned and slapped on new pads. Did both outer tie-rod ends while we had the things apart; they were in sad shape. Parts bill ran me $96. New pads are Duralast Gold from AutoZone. They have the nice little anti-squeal plate pre-riveted on the back. Made in USA too! So far they work..

Can't get over the quantity of rust down there. My uncle (a pro mechanic) recently moved back up this way w/ all his air tools. Pneumatic tools help.. a lot! Gotta get me a compressor.
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