Brakes.

Discussion in 'The Hardware' started by Mikey P, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. bob vawter
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    since it's for momma
    i'll give you some MORE knowlege

    two words.........

    ceramic pads!

    too match the shine

    she'll stop on a dime
    and bring back the change!
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  2. Derrick T.
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    Not if you do it right. It what it is for, especially heavier vehicles. If constantly stopping and going, transmission and engine benefits at higher rpm as it cools better, and takes heat of the brake pads. Couple that ceramic pads, you go long ways. Truckers do this all the time...

    The tranny should last a long time still.
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  3. The Great Oz
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    We sell trucks at 75 to 85k. 1 ton GMC vans with fresh water tank, front pads at 60k. Never do the backs. 3/4 ton GMC vans w/o fresh water, never do the brakes. Seattle has hills like San Francisco. An under 600 pound CDS helps. The mega-slide ins run upward of 1,000 pounds dry, double that with water on board.

    Our FedEx guy said his Transit has the brakes replaced every 15k, almost as bad as the early Sprinters. I've also heard complaints that the OEM brake pads wear fast and recommendations are to use a heavier duty pad when you have the brakes done. Or, learn to change pads yourself. Should be a 30 minute job in the driveway.
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    We call that a.....pad slap!
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    51 on mine..
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    I think the sprinters are at about 15k-20k miles-- same with tires. :eekk: :dejection:
    don't know if its all the weight, hills and parallel parking that cause the extreme wear-- of driving the vans like sport cars! :hopeless:
    Its not a cheap repair but not difficult to do on the fronts and one of the rears-- two of the rears are a PIA.
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    My 2004 half ton Chevy I only replaced twice in 225,000 miles.

    Lee must drive like Richard Petty.
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    I have 40,000 miles on the Isuzu NQR, should go close to 80,000 miles on front brakes.

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