Brakes.

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  1. Mikey P
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    370/ Transit are toast at 51k

    34k of which was as an airport runner.



    How long are yours lasting? (in what vehicle)
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    I have new pads installed every year, usually about 15k miles.

    $80. 1 ton Chevy
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    how worn are they?
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    Usually 80% down.

    I hate risking calipers and rotors when pads are so cheap.

    I'm hard on brakes.
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    80% in one year?

    I'll say...
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    I don't know - vehicles are usually sold or written off at about 300/350K (about 180/210K in miles) before they need doing:headscratch:
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    1 looking tired Toyota Hiace 400,000 kilometres on 2nd set of pads its whole life

    2nd bit scruffy Toyota Hiace with 170,000 kilometres on original pads

    If my 2017 ford transit doesn't make 150,000 kilometres on its pads I'll be disappointed
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    40-60K on front
    twice that on rear

    ..L.T.A.
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    Just went back to check record. $68 to change pads, 24k miles, 15 months.

    I carry lots of tools and water.

    A tiny price to pay.
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    We must be some real flat landers.

    We carry water and lots of tools but some of our vans over 100,000 to 125,000 and still same brake pads...

    We check them often... Would change them when close to needed...

    1 ton GM vehicles
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    30k or so on the front. Double on the back. But then again, I tow big boy loads not just carpet cleaning stuff.

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    All depends on your loads and terrain. Living in hilly areas are going to eat up brakes faster than living in the prairies. Fresh water tanks are convenient and necessary in some areas but increase your load dramatically. I usually get 2 years on a set of front pads, about 60-70,000 k.
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    :eekk::eekk:

    GTFO.....


    given more carful thought .
    It might be at 60K+ for front

    My pick-up was bought used , don't know if pads were changed, but recently replaced them when I heard 'em grinding @ 75k
    E-250 Super Cargo was bought new... 3 sets front, one set rear in 180K

    Momma's ride just turned 67K..original pads
    They're about due



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    My gti is manuel, 160k miles and now have to change em for first time lol. I use clutch for all my deceleration. I wish I could get manuel for the commercial vans
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    I know....was thinking about this too and we really do get a lot of miles out of our vehicles....and especially the brakes.

    Now if they could just tame down the winter salt would be great on the vehicles bodies....
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    Have you checked the transit boards? There are issues with older transits; calipers were installed upside down at the factory.

    I'm still waiting on my Transit. Built 5/31, it's "in transit" with no official delivery date. Last I heard it was on a railcar in Ohio.
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    2 GMC 1 ton vans both exceeding 170k miles.
    Both on their 2nd set of brakes.
    Look ahead. Anticipate your stops.
    Or be like my mother inlaw and ride with 1 foot on the brake.
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    You guys don't utilize the 1st and 2nd gears of your automatics ?
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    Brakes are cheaper than transmissions.
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    I always gear down when I can. My transmissions last a long time. In fact I have never replaced one. Usually get a transmission flush every so often.
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