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Old 09-29-2015, 12:15 PM   #15
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It's all about friction material, Bro - asbestos. I'll bet a month's pay your replacement pads won't least nearly as long.

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:19 PM   #16
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It's all about friction material, Bro - asbestos. I'll bet a month's pay your replacement pads won't least nearly as long.

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Tom.. do the carbon fiber pads also have asbestos?
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:48 PM   #17
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Since we only have 1 stop light working in over 900 sq. miles,,, our brakes last almost 200,000 miles..
Semi truck use to be set up with a brake pressure gauge to see how much pressure you were putting on them.. Up to 20% all you do is transfer the braking action to heat,., ANything over 20%,, you start eating up shoes and drums.. So,, gential pressure on the peddle to slow you down just makes heat.. To shift items in the TV is a sign of over 50% peddle pressure. Speaking of brake life,,, our farm semi has almost 400,000 miles on a set of shoes..

As for gas MPG... I have found with my Bully Dog gauge for my Dodge pu,,, I can gain almost 2 more MPG by coasting as much as possible ahead of a stop light or stop sign.. One does not gain that much time racing to the light,, then slamming on the brakes..

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Old 09-29-2015, 05:04 PM   #18
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110,000 on a set of brake pads demonstrates good driving habits-
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:24 PM   #19
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Sodbust, your 1 stop light in 900 miles made me laugh. When your in the city seems like you have 900 in 1 mile. Looked up Penokee on Google Earth, you're out there a bit. Pretty country.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:29 PM   #20
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110K towing, they look great. My 2500 HD brakes are doing great at 65K, however when I tow I use the engine brake on the diesel engine to provide significant assistance when slowing down.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:02 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the brake break in tips. My question is why does the service shop never tell me this?
You folks are great!
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Thanks for all the brake break in tips. My question is why does the service shop never tell me this?
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Because you are a female and can't comprehend! Considering ladies like that is just an old bad joke.

Actually, the "guys" may not know, or would prefer repeat business for "shudder/judder", pulsating/jerking brakes.

Our sons ran brake shops and would "test drive"'the process so that customers did not have to do it. The "return"'visits dropped off so management let them go.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:13 PM   #23
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I've got 165000 on the factory pads on my 01 Excursion. I have towed 147k of those miles!
I'll certainly go Motorcraft when the time comes to replace!
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