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Old 06-21-2007, 04:43 PM
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Brake pad life...

26,842 miles out of a set of Textar pads, 90% city driving. I probably could have gotten another 1k miles out of them, only one wear sensor was just starting to hit. But I didn't want to risk chewing up the rotors.

Not so bad for city driving with a heavy car and soft pads, I was hoping to get over 30k miles out of them, I'll see how the new OE pads do.

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Old 06-21-2007, 07:36 PM
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Next time just start letting off the gas sooner and let the engine slow you down.

Not bad though.

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Old 06-21-2007, 07:54 PM
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Tom has the right idea; you'll probably do better when you get to be an old guy. My all time record was an 86 Buick LaSabre, bought new, 231K on the clock when I traded, brakes (original) had passed NYS inspection the previous month. My '84 190D has 162K plus on the fronts that I put on when I got the car. That said, where I drive I only have to use the brakes once every 40-50 miles.

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Old 06-21-2007, 08:44 PM
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Tom has the right idea; you'll probably do better when you get to be an old guy.
This old guy is getting ready to put pad set #3 on an '82 300D. 150k miles.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:48 PM
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This old guy is getting ready to put pad set #3 on an '82 300D. 150k miles.
Not bad, I put front pads on my 300D every 40K miles or so.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:16 PM
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I am at about 36k on my front rotors/pads...and theres still a good 35% of the pads left from what I can see through the wheels. Plenty. And I do a lot of city driving and coast up to the lights. When driving in "S" (3rd gear) you can go from 40mph down to about 20 by coasting pretty easily....thus barely using the brakes at all. My rears have been on (rotors and pads) since about 20-25k ago....they're barely showing any wear.
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:38 PM
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Depends on your location, I guess.

You can't coast to a stop when somebody in front of you jams the brakes. You have to keep a certain distance, otherwise another car from some commercial residence will shoot out in front of you and slowly accelerate up to 10 mph below the posted limit.

If people could drive properly, we could conserve. Try to conserve around here in urban New England, and you'll be run off the road and left for dead.

I get probably 30K out of fronts and 50K out of rears. Rotors last for up to 100K miles.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:54 PM
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Yeah it depends on where you are located, I drive in essentialy a city. IE speed up to 30-40 and slam on the brakes. I go as easy as possible but when the guy in front of you stops you must as well. Even when I'm on the highway its usualy stop and go.

If I lived out in the country with those nice empty two lane 50mph roads I'd never have to do brakes either.


Here is a tip, never buy a car from a Realtor, they see a lot of harsh city driving. Oh well goes with the job, whatever the $60 I paid for the parts is a tax write off anyway.


The front rotors have a pretty good lip after only one set of pads, I think I will swap them out this winter.

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