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    Default 2005 Silverado Brake Pads, Amazing...

    Hi all, I joined the forum quite a while back but haven't been on in a long time. I just had to post how amazed I am with the OEM brake pads on my truck. I am pushing 76,000 miles on my 2005 Silverado LS 4X4 and I pull my tires and check the pads and shoes around mid spring and late fall every year. I have been expecting to change my front pads since about 50,000 miles, but each time I pull the wheels and check them there is still an amazing amount of meat left on these, last checked this past weekend and I have about 1/8" until I hit the squealer. Just wondering if anyone else out there has seen this kind of life out of the OEM pads?

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    no, not at all. I'm just about ready to replace mine and i have 29,000 miles. although I am running 20" wheels with 35" tires so I'm sure that is a large contributing factor to the premature brake wear.
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    at my old work we had an 05 3500 Duramax and pulled a 10000lb landscape trailer 5 days a week and pushed snow with it in the winter and it didnt get new pads til 58,000 miles. so yeah i believe it. and my 07 trailblazer had about 68000 miles on it when i got rid of it in january and i still had a lot of pad left
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    My 03 did very well on pads also......I haven't put enough miles on my 07 to guage the wear yet.
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    I'm at 71,000 also and still on the original pads!

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    My 03 is at 79,000 and still rollin on the stock pads. Checked em out about a month ago and they look like they could go another 15000 to 20000 miles. Truly a GM stong point.

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    At 56k and still look new. well see if that changes now that I have 35's on the truck
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    My 06 2500HD went 100k on the original pads. I never wore them out. The boss sold the truck and gave me a F150 that went through it's first set at 60k. Since I have to roll 125k before I get a new truck, I expect I be visiting my mechanic one more time. Already begging for another 2500HD, but there are rumblings about Tundra's as the truck of choice.
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    My 2005 is starting to make noise. I read that the pads should last 100,000 miles. Hopefully I just have some dirt in there making the noise, but I think I'm going to change them out any way. I'm at 56,000 miles. Can't complain though. Any recommendations on replacement pads?

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    I bought my 05 at the end of January w/ 75,209 and I was amazed to see how much pad is left. They look like OEM pads too. When I divided the mileage by the engine hours the result was close to 70 so I'm thinking that it was alot of highway mileage...
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