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    Default Drum brakes.....just because it has been awhile since I looked at them.

    The pads here, do they look fine? Bleeding my system and it's been awhile since I've looked at drum brakes.




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    The shoe pads looks like they still have some meat left as the rivets are still way below the surface.

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    x2 Lotta life left in'em

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    Nope, there's gotta be somethin' wrong. They're not saturated with brake fluid like mine.

    Seriously though, those pads look like they have at least 2/3 of their life left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazar01 View Post
    The shoe pads looks like they still have some meat left as the rivets are still way below the surface.
    Exactly. You can tell when they get low, because those circles in the pad will be very shallow.
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    Seems crazy to me that within 25k mileage I've completely eaten thru a front brake pad set. While the rears is the first time I've looked at them in 4 years they still have life. It makes me wonder when the rears were actually changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kraziken View Post
    Seems crazy to me that within 25k mileage I've completely eaten thru a front brake pad set. While the rears is the first time I've looked at them in 4 years they still have life. It makes me wonder when the rears were actually changed.
    No mystery here. Front brakes always wear faster than the rear. On a smaller, well-balanced car, you'd go through rear pads half as fast as the front. However, a front-heavy, fat beast like a suburban is probably even harder on its brakes. You may only need to change the rear once for every third front set.
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