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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2001, 07:35 AM
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Rear Brakes??

Yesterday I replaced the front pads and rotors on my 92 YJ that runs 32's on a 4" Lift. This was the second brake job in 77000 miles. Thing is, the rear shoes are bone stock, have never been replaced, and are still at 50% or better of their lining. The drums are in good shape as well.
I find this odd, and am wondering how other peoples rear pads are wearing....

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2001, 07:53 AM
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Re: Rear Brakes??

just personal experience with all my cars- the front discs do most of the work. they always wear out quicker than the rear- good thing if you have drum rear as they are harder to replace! i just replaced front pads on work truck after 20,000- rear look ok. fast stops will wear them down quicker!

post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2001, 12:30 PM
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Re: Rear Brakes??

My pickup had a front brake job at 45K, and now we're at nearly 70K and the rears are still fine. The jeep got rear brakes at 63K, but it's former incarnation as a snowplower may have had something to do with that.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2001, 07:10 PM
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Re: Rear Brakes??

Hey your front brakes take up roughly 60% of your vehicles brakeing. Thats why when you stop you the driver are lurched forward applying them, Because of all the inertial force/weight is brought forward to the front of the vehicle.

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