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Old 09-24-2009, 08:01 PM
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Default Need brake advice.

I replaced the from pads and rotors at 35,000 miles. I now have 105,000 miles and have no had to do any brake service on it at all since then. Is it normal for pads/rotors to last 60,000 and the rears to last for 105,000?

The pedal travel seems to be getting longer and the amount of force required seems to be more than back in the day lately. It still stops fine, I just have to push harder and further I think. I assume this is a function of them wearing down some but I'm not the master of braking systems on trucks. I just know I shouldn't have so much travel.

There is no scraping or screeching sounds right now. I can do the front pretty easy since I've done it before. But I've never tackled drums. Especially ones that have been on the truck through new england winters since 2003. What kind of a disaster am I looking at.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:18 PM
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pads/rotors are probably done... drums can go for a looooooooooooooooong time
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:21 PM
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you need brake or break advice? ha
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:26 PM
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you need brake or break advice? ha
are you feeling ok?
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:28 PM
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I don't want to break the brake. Last time I did brake service, I broke myself.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:47 PM
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are you feeling ok?
im feeling fine, for how hot it was down here today
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:56 PM
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pads/rotors are probably done... drums can go for a looooooooooooooooong time
x2. The only thing I periodically check in the back are the wheel cylinders for leaks. I'm at 112k on stock rear shoes. lol. And there's TONS of material still left on the pads.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:20 PM
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I would imagine that you are ready for new fronts. I seem to go threw them about ever 45k.

The backs last along time like they ^ said.

As far as replacing them I am right there with you. I can do the fronts but have never and probably never will do the rear.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:40 AM
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the rears are very easy to do, pull the wheel off and look at how much pad you have left
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:09 PM
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i had backs that lasted for 200000 till i sold the truck and the guy who bought it has not had to do them yet 40,000 ago
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