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front vs. rear break wear rates?
I feel a little stupid...I hear the brake wear indicator start chirping last little over a week ago, restricted my driving a bit after ordering new hawk LTS pads and not wanting to get into the backing plates. I assumed it was the front brakes making the chirping not only because it sounded like it was coming from the front, but also because every other vehicle I've had wears the front brakes faster than the rears. I looked (thru the wheels) and looked like the fronts were much "closer" although I later realized I was looking at the caliper mounting brackets and not the caliper edges...until I pulled the wheels off with both sides jacked up and had the parts there, so changed the front pads, which were about 60% worn.
So, now I've orderd the rear pads, but leaves me wondering since I'm still getting to know my T, do the front and rear brakes ware about evenly, or like most other trucks and suv's, is there more ware on the front pads/rotors? Just curious, Thanks!