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Old 06-02-2013, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by snrusnak View Post
I don't know how some people burn through brakes, tires, etc so fast. My truck has nearly 75000 miles and has the stock brake pads and when I checked them a couple thousand miles ago back in april they probably have half their life or more left. The stock tires lasted about 35000 miles which is pretty good for the good years. The coopers I got after that are still on there and again probably have half the tread or more left. I do pretty much all city driving except a few long trips across the country once or twice a year, I haul a lot, I burn out and "race"(screw around) now and again. I don't beat my truck but I just don't see how I have the same pads as someone else and they last 2-3 times as long.

Either way, brake pads are about as easy as changing oil, just do it yourself. You'll learn how to do something new.
My bad years are at 36k and still at 50% tread life. These gawd awful tires REFUSE TO DIE. And I am too cheap to get new ones when these still have tread.
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2014 Mazda CX-5 Touring w/Tech Pack-6000K HID's, 20% tint, 35mpg, so I will leave it alone.
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