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How long did your brakes last ?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Ron Burgundy, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. LS1SS

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    Mine does all of the above,when we get to where we are going my legs ache from pushing the carpet thru the floor,but the thing I hate is the blinker doesn’t come on till the wheel is moved left or rite around a corner and not before,shits me no end.
     
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    Ah, no... don’t you find you’re always filling up her car :rolleyes:
     
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    I got about 50-60K (from memory) before replacing front pads and rotors on my Brembo'd VE2. Manual too, which tends to lessen wear I've found.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Yeah, but until recently it was "ours"
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    Don't forget the lane changes. Holding the blinker stalk, while looking in the mirror, waiting for a gap, then hit the indicator and move the wheel. Viola, lane change successfully executed!
    Apparently if you indicate first, other drivers will hit the brakes, swerve to avoid an inevitable accident, or in high risk situations, just go straight for the ejector seat button...Who new?
     
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    Have had 45K service on my VF2 redline ute last December and brakes are all right according to the dealer. I think fuel consumption is a good indication of how people drives, my ute is averaging 12.5 litres/100 km.
     
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    Weeeelllll..... Continuing on from my last post in this thread regarding the other half driving.
    Yesterday, picked the granddaughter up and started driving home. Approaching a Give Way sign, with traffic crossing, and we aren't slowing down, we're accelerating!
    Yelling "Give Way sign" worked. Just. Farrrrrk.
     
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    FYI.....had a 3rd mechanic tell me the rotors need doing same time as pads with Brembos...........:confused:

    I'm confused. The rotors look good!
     
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    I have the same type of experience with speed limit changes.
     
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    Measure the thickness and see how far are they from minimum thickness.
    How many kilometeres did you do so far ?
     
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    Just be sure to measure the disk thickness without the lip on the outer edge...

    Oh, and usually the minimum thickness is embossed somewhere on the rotor itself so have a look.
     
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    some women and some men. That said mine does similar and doesn't understand the balance or lines in cornering. She will also accidentally lose traction everytime single time the car is wet but hates when I do it controlled.
     
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    I am now at 40000k and pads are down to about 3mm. Time to replace them...

    Current stock brakes are actually really good with front heavy duty 345mm front rotors and HP1000 pads. Rears are stock rotors and Bendix ultimate pads. Booster and BMC are also upgraded from the factory...

    I have front and rear set of DBA T3 rotors ready to go and I also bought Remsa pads for this setup. I hope it will be as good as the current brakes !

    I researched many brake pads and landed on Remsa. I had them before on SV6 and they were great except for brake dust !
     

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    Dayvo Because i can

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    Replaced pads and rotors at 85,000 keys, bought genuine pads (oem ) on line for $25 delivered.
     
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    I don't know what compound is used for the standard pads in our Captiva but at 107k, the factory originals are still there all round. The last time I checked them, about six months ago they had well over 50,% left on them. They don't squeal, no brake dust and a light but firm brake pedal with effective retardation.
     
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    Probably organic or some odd hybrid of organic and ceramic...
     
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    Drove the wife's car (Elantra) for the first time in ages about two months ago. Had to start it four times until it took - kept sputtering out. This is push button start. She said "yeah it's been doing that for ages." Me - deep breaths - "if you notice anything weird with your car tell me straight away", again.

    A rag, some throttle-body cleaner and 20 minutes of work later, and starts like a champ again and has since. It's amazing to me how a thin coating of gunk on an otherwise large throttle opening can have so much effect.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Did the rotors actually need doing at those ks or did you just choose to? The rotors on my VE lasted double that and more.
     
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    The Brembo brakes on the VF do not last that long. My discs at 42k are undersized and I am not hard at all on the brakes.
     
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    40k on my Magnum, all the rotors are 'very' worn, plenty of wear left on the pads...
    Got 49k out of the Maloo brakes, every rotor was below minimum thickness, and still wear left on the pads...
     

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