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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:15 am 
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I pulled into home tonight around 6.50pm and as I turned full lock I heard this ominous grinding sound - metal on metal....front passenger side...eerie.

Popped the wheel off and sure enough - brake pads almost worn away completely - just the outer edge of teh backing plate touching the outer edge of the disk.

I suppose it's the best thing it could have been - at least I can change them myself. Anything else and I would have been in trouble.

Only problem is I will be late for work tomorrow as I'll need to get some pads when the shops open and then fit them, then shower and dress for work.

I checked my spreadsheet - I put these pads in when I put my new slotted dba rotors in - all from Hightek brakes.

The pads only lasted 18,700 odd kilometres.

Is this bad for pads? It is an auto.
Serves me right for buying the cheap pads I guess..
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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:21 am 
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yer cheap pads are either hard or soft!

but almost 20k not to bad depenidng on how you drive and were u live

my bedinx ultimates only lasted 10k!

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:31 am 
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i bought my car 18 months ago and yeah ive still got the same brake pads and ive done about 46,000 kms but they are very much due for a change now.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:01 am 
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bedinx ultimates ![/quote]the only way to go!! :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:15 am 
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How long should we get out of a set of EBC's?
So far i havnt used them long enough to wear them out; been 10,000ish so far..

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:47 am 
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bought my car 20 months ago with new DBA pads, have done about 50,000ks and still about 5-6mm left on them, they arent that harder pad as the rotors are still like new. I live in melbourne so its alot of stop start driving.
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