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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!
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Re: front vs. rear break wear rates?

My 2004 rear last at least 2x as long as the front. 2008+ have bigger front rotors and calipers and the same size rear brakes as 2004.




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Re: front vs. rear break wear rates?

Thanks, kinda what I would expect from experience... By the way, just realized my profile does not show model year, etc not that it really matters for brakes. My T is 2007 LE crew cab 4x4. So, my 2007 brakes (form what I have gathered on here) are not the upgraded size that 2008 got, but is there some difference in the pads from 2004?

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Re: front vs. rear break wear rates?

My rear brakes on my first T wore at about the same rate BAC said. I'm going to replace the rotors and pads on my new T soon but I'm at less than 10K miles. It will be hard to compare the difference.

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Re: front vs. rear break wear rates?

My 2005 front brakes were replaced at ~40k - rears were just done at ~100k
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My T is 2007 LE crew cab 4x4. So, my 2007 brakes (form what I have gathered on here) are not the upgraded size that 2008 got, but is there some difference in the pads from 2004?

Thanks again, Geoff.
I think the front pads are also bigger to take advantage of the bigger rotors. Frozen Rotors sells a package to upgrade 2004 thru 2007 to 2008 size front brakes. Need to make sure your wheels fit the larger rotors before purchase, most 17" wheels don't.




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Re: front vs. rear break wear rates?

I had my fronts replaced at 7K with the brake recall and then again at 50K, I still have the original rears at 68K, they might go another 5-8K before they will need it.

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My 2005 front brakes were replaced at ~40k - rears were just done at ~100k
Guessing mine are original at 96k, so that makes sense. Wonder if it's worth doing the parking brake shoes at the same time, or will it just always suck as a parking brake??

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