Brakes, rotors and stopping the car

Old 06-06-2005, 04:27 PM
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Default Brakes, rotors and stopping the car

Forgive me for planning ahead, but my HCH MT has 32k miles and I am thinking about the brakes.

At my 10k service, the report detailed the wear on the brakes, and I believe that I should be thinking about changing the pads at about 50k, plus or minus. I have/or do own an F150, Isuzu Trooper, Nissan PU, Merkur XR4Ti, Dodge G. Caravan, Chevy Cavilier, and a Chevy Chevette.

I have always done the brakes myself. I have even replaced calipers myself.

So, the questions I put to this honorable group are:

Has anyone yet replaced the pads/rotors? At what mileage?
Did you use any special parts or stock parts?
Were there any gotchas you noticed?

BTW, I have 195k on the F150 and have never had to change the back (drum) pads. Should I even look at the rear drum brakes.

Old 06-07-2005, 05:23 AM
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I checked my front pads at 50k, and there's plenty left.
Old 06-14-2005, 09:04 AM
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I have 60k on our HCH. Plenty of wear left on both pads and rear linings. The brakes were very rough at 50k, so both rotors and drums were turned. Other than that, all OK. Looks like the tire will go for 80-90k, similar to the 94k I got on the original tires on our '97 Civic 4-door!
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