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Amazing brake life?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by leigh, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    My 2004.5 2500 has 122k miles on it and I'm still on original brakes. Went to change pads a couple years ago and they were good,pads still sitting in cellar.Is this unusual? I wonder why other brands haven't studied this? My 2005 caravan eats up brake pads!10 k at most.
     
  2. Bigcat99

    Bigcat99 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    I sold a 2004.5 2500HD LLY last spring that I bought with 100K and sold with 198K. Towed 10000lbs+ 5 days week, and pads were finally worn down to indicators when I sold it. Had rotors turned once around 140K and no idea when pads were ever replaced prior to me purchasing it. Even so, I was very happy getting 100K on those pads, considering it was stopping that much weight every day.

    Mean while, I just replaced pads this past week on our family beater (ie. '01 Cavalier) for second time in 30K miles...
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If they all did that,the parts company will go out of business.
     
  4. That's pretty impressive. I did one set of fronts and two rears in my '04 2500 traded it last year with 120k.
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,675

    What mechanic would turn rotors and put the old pads back on?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    bird???????
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Need money to fix the 4x4.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Thought he did that by buying one set of pads and put one on the front and one on the back.
     
  9. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    I love when these threads end with a reference to the ever popular birdman,I feel honored!By the way where is he,quiet lately.And before the mods come in,I love that guy!
     
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    He's out at welding school right now.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    So he can weld the forklift he crashed?
     
  12. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Getting so much overtime he can't post anymore
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    He wore the wrong shirt to school and welded himself to the truck frame.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    haha I can see this thread getting closed by tomorrow morning :D
     
  15. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    No way! My brakes,they last long time,me likum.Back on topic....chirp,chirp
     
  16. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Brakes are overrated
     
  17. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    So much for going back on topic,bird said the same thing.
     
  18. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    thats why he has so many accidents :laughing:
     
  19. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,675

    Where is that thread about blocking off the brake lines? That would save on pad wear.
     
  20. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    My favorite was the flagpole accident,or telephone pole? Back on topic,it wouldn't have happened with gm long lasting brakes!