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Old 03-23-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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New brakes at 28k miles??

Went in today to get 2 new tires and the guy said I'll need new front brakes soon. Is that normal?? 28k miles ??
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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guess the performance brakes are like the performance tires we have.you don't get a lot of use out of them.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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33k and no brakes for me yet. although they have been squelling since day 1
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Brake wear is equal parts driving style and hardware. The harder you drive, the shorter the life.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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Brake wear is equal parts driving style and hardware. The harder you drive, the shorter the life.
Bingo! Well put.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:50 AM   #6
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Depends on how hard you are on your brakes. Your driving style is the main factor.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #7
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20k and I want to get rid of thouse messy things......
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:13 PM   #8
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wow...heavy brake foot, eh? I'm at 40 and starting to feel fade. Mix of highway and some hard track driving. Managed to get the P-Zeros this far too...(but I'm looking more like slicks in the back....)
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wow...heavy brake foot, eh? I'm at 40 and starting to feel fade. Mix of highway and some hard track driving. Managed to get the P-Zeros this far too...(but I'm looking more like slicks in the back....)
holy crap! you got 40k outta those pirellis and you race? my first set only lasted 20k when i changed all 4. i think the fronts wouldve gone another 10k but the backs were slicks. must be the florida hot pavement
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:07 PM   #10
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yeah, well...like I said...the backs are pretty close to slicks. I've hit the track maybe 5-6times; 6-10 runs each....plenty of burnouts to warm up....
I am gentle around town and the corners for daily driving; but more aggressive at the track; only a couple times or short course....
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