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Old 16 Nov 2012, 05:12 pm
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I have over 28k miles on mine on the original brakes. And I still have over half the meat left on them, too...
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Old 16 Nov 2012, 05:26 pm
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I didn't go much further than you did before replacing pads and rotors on the front. I have shoes and drums on the rear. Lasted till 100,000 with them.
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Vlefaive and rob342,

Your both getting great mileage out of your brake pads BUT, according to what your saying you both are the second owner of your cars.

It's very possible that the first owners changed out the pads before you guys got hold of the car so your both giving experience with aftermarket brakes NOT the OEM's.
i wasn't implying they were the originals. i was more or less expressing the feeling that they should last much longer than the originals once they've been replaced. you have over 100k on your car. are you still on your second set of fronts?

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I do know that a large majority of home mechanic's/hobbyist's do not machine as required the rotors when they replace the pads
who turns rotors anymore? i consider them throw away part. usually they are all rusty and stress cracked. cheap chinese pot metal junk. my friend has a chevy van where the drum rusted apart and there is a 1/2" metal ring of it hanging on the axle. he leaves it on there because he thinks it's funny

i know what you mean though. i have a friend who replaces just the pads(every two months it seems like).

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Old 16 Nov 2012, 05:27 pm
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My substantiation was my friend's Brand new 2000 Acura that was burning threw 's rotor like bubble gum. Our 2000 Daewoo with OEM rotors was doing the same thing!

If it looks like a duck and it walks like a duck...
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Old 16 Nov 2012, 05:55 pm
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My substantiation was my friend's Brand new 2000 Acura that was burning threw 's rotor like bubble gum. Our 2000 Daewoo with OEM rotors was doing the same thing!

If it looks like a duck and it walks like a duck...
You are.....um... actually claiming to have owned and driven a Daewoo!



Now mind you I probably don't have a clue what I am talking about even though I have had a few BBK's on the market but some brake pad material can cut a rotor like butter regardless where it was made or what material used. This is why you need a complete understanding about the two separate parts being combined together.


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Old 16 Nov 2012, 06:10 pm
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You are.....um... actually claiming to have owned and driven a Daewoo!

HeyI like our Woo!..but yeah it's kinda broke..again..the 3 year old rebuilt transmission went out..again!

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Now mind you I probably don't have a clue what I am talking about even though I have had a few BBK's on the market but some brake pad material can cut a rotor like butter regardless where it was made or what material used. This is why you need a complete understanding about the two separate parts being combined together.


BBK = Big Brake Kit
Hmm what's a BBK? And yes I , used ceramic pads, stainless steel brake lines and slotted,dimpled rotors on my Tercel. The brakes were fantastic and the brake pedal feel was superb! Brake life however, yeah not so much! The OEM parts lasted about 5 years of hard driving, the Ceramics about two! The pads ate up the rotors and the first cold stop in the morning, was aww...interesting!

But I got the Ceramics again and now I know!

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Old 16 Nov 2012, 06:13 pm
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Oh Big Brake Kit.. I guess I'm speed reading again! And yes those do not have crappy Chinse rotors from the year 2000, I'm pretty sure!
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Old 16 Nov 2012, 07:44 pm
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you have over 100k on your car. are you still on your second set of fronts?

Yes. Hawk performance pads with slotted/drilled rotors.

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Yes. Hawk performance pads with slotted/drilled rotors.

There you go showing off again!


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There you go showing off again!


I wish my garage floor looked like that!
No you don't. PITA to keep clean. Can't use the jack without putting a hard base down first so it doesn't leave marks and dents in the tiles. Slippery when wet.
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Old 17 Nov 2012, 01:46 pm
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Problem with large wheels is a small rotor has to do double duty to keep up-

Think of those guys that got the nifty 22" or 24"- The brake rotor looks tiny.

I can tell you switching from summer tires (short) to winter tires (tall & Narrow) makes an immense difference in pedal effort

I wonder if Chrysler went a little too far in plus sizing tires if that's all the mileage people are getting
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