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Perrysburg Dodgeboy

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Posted: 04/04/12 11:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

APT wrote:

I usually don't change them until I hear funny sounds, like wear indicators or rivots grinding, or if I feel the shaking of warped rotors.


Well if your waiting until the rivets are grinding you must have a lot of expendable income! Rotors for 2500/3500 trucks run anywhere from $120-190 for the fronts to $160-240 for the rears!

All newer ( starting in 1995?) have wear sensors that will screech when the brakes are not in use and stop screeching when the brakes are applied.

As others have said have your breaks checked when your tires are rotated, if you think they need changing have them checked.

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Perrysburg Dodgeboy wrote:

APT wrote:

I usually don't change them until I hear funny sounds, like wear indicators or rivots grinding, or if I feel the shaking of warped rotors.


Well if your waiting until the rivets are grinding you must have a lot of expendable income! Rotors for 2500/3500 trucks run anywhere from $120-190 for the fronts to $160-240 for the rears!

All newer ( starting in 1995?) have wear sensors that will screech when the brakes are not in use and stop screeching when the brakes are applied.

As others have said have your breaks checked when your tires are rotated, if you think they need changing have them checked.

Don


I haven't seen a truck in the last 15 years whose rotors had enough meat on them to be machined after a set of pads was worn out, so they end up getting replaced anyways. Of the last three sets I've done, the rotors came out of the box .010" thicker than the machine-to spec, so they aren't going to last more than a set of pads anyways.

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I have a 04 F250 CC and just spent $700.00 for new pads and rotors on all four corners...My mechanic said the rotor were shot on all four....He tried to save them but it wasnt worth it...rotors were over $100 each. I only had 77000 on it. Never had a squeak or funny sound....but I just had a feeling it was time to check the brakes.....Good Luck


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I just had my NAPA rotors (front) turned and they still have. 060-.107 on them. Should be able to get one more cut before they need replaceing. I would suggest going to NAPA next time and buying there high dollar brand not the cheapest ones you can find. Not being rude just brakes are not the place to be cutting corners IMO.

BTW this is my second set of pads on these rotors. I'm running ceramic pads front and rear.

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There is no set mileage or age. If you think it is time, then change them.


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Bob Vaughn wrote:

At what milage should I replace the brakes on my truck? Most of the miles have been towing my camper. They do not squeak or anything and still stop but I think it is time...


No way to answer that. You need to do a visual inspection and measure the material left. I've got over 50K on my Tundra brakes.


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Perrysburg Dodgeboy wrote:

I just had my NAPA rotors (front) turned and they still have. 060-.107 on them. Should be able to get one more cut before they need replaceing. I would suggest going to NAPA next time and buying there high dollar brand not the cheapest ones you can find. Not being rude just brakes are not the place to be cutting corners IMO.

BTW this is my second set of pads on these rotors. I'm running ceramic pads front and rear.

Don


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125K on one set of brakes E: I'm on my thrid set @128K

Maybe I should look into a EB

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Perrysburg Dodgeboy wrote:

I just had my NAPA rotors (front) turned and they still have. 060-.107 on them. Should be able to get one more cut before they need replaceing. I would suggest going to NAPA next time and buying there high dollar brand not the cheapest ones you can find. Not being rude just brakes are not the place to be cutting corners IMO.

BTW this is my second set of pads on these rotors. I'm running ceramic pads front and rear.

Don


Don, where did you find ceramic pads for your Ram? Had my front brakes (pads and rotors) done in 2009 and at the time, the tech checked ceramic pad manufacturers and said none listed pads for the Ram. They did put on the NAPA rotors and HD pads.Understand NAPA does now have their own brand of ceramic pads.

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