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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: Replacement of Front Pads @ 80,000 km

3mm isn't that low, even 2mm is still decent live left. According to this page at the Acadia forum, new OEM pads are .37" thick, or a bit over 9mm. So at 3mm, you've got 33% of the pad life left, 2mm is a little over 20%.

Look at it this way, at 3mm left you can go half as many miles as you've got on the car before metal on metal. So if you're at 50K, you won't ear through the pads until 75K. 2mm left means you can go 28% more miles, or 14K if yo're at 50K now.

Personally, I don't change mine until I'm down close to or at 1mm thick.

Heh, just noticed this post is 4 months old. Oh well, good info that might help someone anyway.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: Replacement of Front Pads @ 80,000 km

someone on the Buick forum took off their factory pads with about 600 miles on them.
Put them up for sale.... I snapped those up real fast...........

I now have Akebono replacement pads waiting for when my front pads wear thin

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 12:55 AM
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Re: Replacement of Front Pads @ 80,000 km

I recently replaced my pads and resurfaced the rotors(One resurface is all they can take). Pad replacement was suggested by service department because the brake pad part was cracked. I had seen similar cracks with other car brake pads, so I decided to replace them before a 3,000 mile road trip. Replacement OEM pads were purchased off amazon and it was a simple job.
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