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2018 Brake Pad Replacement

Discussion in '4th Gen - 2018 - present' started by Bill Schell, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. Bill Schell

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    I have 45000 miles on my 2018 and the rear pads are in the "red", front in "yellow" as noted by service tech during oil change. While I can likely get more mileage out of them, I'm going to go ahead and have them replaced by the Ford dealer here in Yuma.

    I'm curious what other 2018 owners are seeing on brake wear. I think 45K miles is pretty good life, though on my other cars, it seems the front pads wear faster than the rear.
     
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    I agree it seems weird the rear are going first. I think 50k to 60k is about the norm for stock pads.
     
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    Due to the traction control, I am seeing lots of vehicles going through rear pads faster than front. Rear are usually smaller in size too.

    Anyway, you probably won't be happier with standard pads from the parts store. The ford oem pads are pretty good. On my jeep I put ebc pads on and felt a nice improvement in braking but they wear faster than oem too and dust WAY more, this is with both greens and yellows.
     
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    Hard to say how the previous owner drove. It was a leased unit to a salesperson according to the records. Had to be quite a bit of highway miles, but I know some folks driving/braking traits can be hard on brakes.

    Interesting to hear that others are also seeing rear wear faster - may well be the brake assist logic?

    Anyway, definitely agree with using FordHouse brake pads and them doing the service. When it comes to brake parts, cheaper isn't the right choice IMHO. I'm guessing these will get me to the 100k mark.
     
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    In the pre-ABS days vehicles were biased to the front due to weight shift. This gave the best braking for most vehicles, but not so for loaded SUV's and trucks. With the advent of ABS it is now possible to bias more to the rear to compensate for vehicles that can carry heavier loads. This allows better breaking when the vehicles are loaded. When they are not loaded the ABS system can compensate by preventing the back wheels from locking while braking and allowing the front brakes to do the majority of the work. It is the best option for optimal braking under all conditions. The result is higher wear on the rear pads.
     
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    My last 4 large SUVs all wore out the rears before the fronts, and that goes back to a 2008 model year. As mentioned above, I have read that traction control and stability control had something to do with it, along with just better braking system design overall giving more even proportioning of the brakes.

    I can remember my '99 GTP went through front pads every 20k miles. I didn't change the rears until around 80k.
     
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    I’ve had good luck with EBC pads and rotors on stuff. Usually always go with them or Oem.
     
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    I had my 2012 f150 for 6 years and put about 80k on it. In that time the only brakes I replaced were the rear pads somewhere around the 50-60k mark. I thought it was strange too so glad to hear I’m not alone.
     
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    Don't believe their red yellow crap.
    They always say the have less than they do.
    Look for yourself or take the wheel off and so you can easily see the inner pad too.
    Most brakes are changed with 20k-30k miles left in them.
     
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    So your saying I should wait until I hear grinding or are there some ‘0’s missing there?
     

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