1. Welcome to the new home for MySportTrac.com!

    Please click here to find all the info about the move to the new site!

    To access your account you will need to reset your password here

Has anyone else gone 40,000 miles on the original pads?

Thread in 'Brakes' started by Alan Peters, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Alan Peters

    Alan Peters Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Location:
    Troy, MI
    Just seems to good to be true. Usually I replacing pads every 25K on all my other cars and trucks. Just curious.



    Big Al
     
  2. Nelson Atwell

    Nelson Atwell Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    5,636
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Location:
    Bydgoszcz, Poland
    I was at 56K on the original pads when I traded my second ST. I'm heavy on the gas, not on the brake. :lol:
     
  3. Bill Ellis

    Bill Ellis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Location:
    Florissant, MO
    Have 55K on the original pads now on my '04. Might need to change this spring or summer.
     
  4. Jeff DeJournett 2

    Jeff DeJournett 2 Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I had 77000 before I changed mine... Did the rotors at the same time, since they had a lip on them. But I do have a 5-speed so I don't typically hit the brakes until I'm down to 35-40 MPH...
     
  5. Jenn D

    Jenn D Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Location:
    ,
    I went 60K and couldn't have gone a day more.....
     
  6. Rick Kent

    Rick Kent Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2001
    Location:
    Charlottesville, VA
    55k on the originals. They feel like they are nearing the end and I will be replacing them soon.
     
  7. Travis Munday

    Travis Munday Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2000
    Location:
    Fayetteville, GA
    I'm at 55K, but will probably be replacing soon. They are not paper thin, but could use a new set.
     
  8. Kevin Palmer

    Kevin Palmer Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    9,349
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2001
    Location:
    Madison, OH
    On every vehicle except my first Trac I never got less than 65,000 miles. I had a serious brake issue where I ended up suing Ford over. We settled out of court.



    They installed experimental brakes on my Trac and those went for 70,000 miles which is when I traded it in.
     
  9. Scott Heckler

    Scott Heckler Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Location:
    Levittown, PA
    I had over 55k on mine. Every other car I have had was 2 fronts to every 1 rear brakes. I just could not believe they lasted that long.
     
  10. TomT

    TomT Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    5,002
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2002
    Location:
    Sugar Land, TX
    My oem pads were shot at 30k. I drive in a lot of stop and go traffic. Glad to get rid of them though because they were never that good. The new akebono ceramics I installed stop the truck a hundred times better.
     
  11. A K

    A K Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Location:
    All Over the East Coast,
    My pads have about 35K and will be changed this week. They would have gotten significantly more mileage, but we literally live on a mountain in PA, and the change in altitude from base to top is about 1200 feet. So, each day down, even in low gear, the brakes would be used heavily.
     
  12. Bill V

    Bill V Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

    Messages:
    4,200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2001
    Location:
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    My OEM ones got to 75,000. Other than the constantly black wheels from all the brake dust, they never gave me any problems. The non-OEM replacements have the same brake dust issue.
     
  13. Scott Doughtie

    Scott Doughtie Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Location:
    Milton, GA
    My 2002 Explorer had 87,000 on the original pads when I traded it for the ST.
     
  14. Judd Quarles

    Judd Quarles Active Member

    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Location:
    Palestine, TX
    Too quick for me to tell with the Trac, but my 2000 Explorer had 100,000 on the original pads when I traded it for the Trac...if I had kept it any longer, I would have changed them but the brakes were still working good.
     
  15. Alan Peters

    Alan Peters Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 14, 2003
    Location:
    Troy, MI
    Thats insane some of the millage you guys got out of the original pads. I drive a lot of stop and go too.
     
  16. Sean M 2

    Sean M 2 Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    When you replace you can spring for ceramics..They reduce brake dust significantly.
     
  17. J Piroth

    J Piroth Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Location:
    ,
    Wow, I'm getting the short end of the stick here.



    Had to replace pads, rotors and calipers at around 20K because the caliper piston was sticking. Had to do the pads again at about 30K, when a different shop found that the NEW caliper pistons were sticking as well (managed to get them sliding again, though). Now, I'm at almost 39K and I'm having issues again. (Squeaking, excessive brake dust and locking up when I'm not braking nearly hard enough to cause it.)



    The brakes are the only complaint I've had with my 2001 Trac, but I'm getting very, very tired of this.



     
  18. Ron Tobias

    Ron Tobias Active Member

    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    Location:
    Brunswick, GA
    46000 and counting. I'll probably check them again at my next oil change.
     
  19. LaRue Medlin

    LaRue Medlin Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

    Messages:
    3,084
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2000
    Location:
    Sumter, SC
    I know it's not an ST, but I just turned over 97K on my 1500 work van and I'm still on factory brakes. And I got 88K on the original tires.
     
  20. Chris Petrilla

    Chris Petrilla Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2002
    Location:
    Frisco, Tx
    On my '03, I replaced the fronts at just over 40,000. Still have the original rear ones now at 53,000.



    Chris

     

Share This Page