Llanigraham said:Still on the original front pads and discs at 72k miles.
Rear pads and discs replaced at 64k.
But then I do drive very defensively.
I asked the original question because traditionally the front pads have always worn first, but recently have noticed that people are replacing the rear pads first. A complete reversal of what is considered normal and expected. Since my posting I have done some investigating and have found out that the reason is that modern vehicles are fitted with stability control and electronic brake distribution. Under braking and cornering the overall bias is now more on the rear brakes to maintain stability and to stop the front end nosediving, hence the rear pads now wear down a little quicker than the front pads. Early adopters seem to have higher brake pad wear rates but it sounds like the Yeti pads last a good amount of time. It is now mandatory for all new vehicles sold in Australia to have stability control fitted as standard equipment so rear pads wearing faster should become the new "normal" here.The Hood said:I'm surprised the rear pads and disc wore out first as the front wheels carry out most of the stopping. When mine need eventuallyreplacing at the front I will probably change the callipers etc as welland fit the larger 170 bhp units. But currently at just under 25000 miles minelook almost as new.
Correction: sorry that should read:-plbxr said:It is now mandatory for all new vehicles sold in Australia to have stability control fitted as standard equipment...
Hoody, if you go ahead and do that brake conversion then it would make an excellent "How to" write-up.