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....
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!
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.
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.
MARK (OIIIIO) LANGMOTORSPORTS