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Thread: Life Expectancy:Rotors/Drum/Pad/Caliper?

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    Default Life Expectancy:Rotors/Drum/Pad/Caliper?

    The title says it all. Im curious how long they last for Gen1 CRV?
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    I have just over 73,000 miles on my 1999 CR-V EX 5 speed manual transmission. I've never had any work done on my brakes.

    During the 60,000 mile inspection 18 months ago the service person noted that 25% of the front pads remained, and 50% of the rear shoes. I'm planning on having the brakes done the next time it's in for service, including a brake and clutch fluid change, and probably a coolant change, too.

    The brakes on a CR-V with an automatic transmission probably wouldn't last as long. I use the engine and gears to slow the CR-V when I can, and only use the brakes when necessary.

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    Yeah I had to change my pad at 62k miles. Im now at 77k miles. I was planning to purchase bremo slotted rotors, EBC green pads and (replace drum/caliper or paint them) in the future. Reason why I wanted to know how long they last.

    Replace drum/caliper or paint them???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000HondaCRV
    Replace drum/caliper or paint them???
    Paint. Much cheaper, even if at some point in the future you might have to replace the drums. I doubt you'd need to ever replace the calipers, as they can be "rebuilt" if necessary.

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    id say at least 100k. it also depends on your braking. do brake hard alot? just keep an eye on the pads and check the rotors.

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    Absolutely depends on driving conditions and operator usage. If you drive like a nut case expect a short life span. If you drive carefully, anywhere from 60k to over a 100k (miles). I changed my '98's at 80k. I just purchased it and the front pads were a bit iffy. It was mostly precautionary because it's the wife's car and I don't want her driving the kids around on less than desirable brakes. I get the stuff cheap and do my own work, so no sweat for me.

    I sell parts and I am already selling front and rear pads and rotors for 2nd gens. I try to quiz the tech on the milage of the vehicle each time and I'm surprised at the low miles sometimes. Yesterday I sold rear pads and rotors for an '03 with 31k on it. Rear brakes were "smoked" to quote the tech. So........ya wanna play? Ya gotta pay!!
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    66k still like new
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    Had 20% remaining on front pads at 60k mile service. Had them replaced at 75k, along with getting the discs turned (just to get a fresh surface for the new pads to bite into).

    This is on a 2000 EX 5-speed. An automatic will need the brakes serviced sooner, as they get used more often (no compression braking in an automatic).

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    75K 2002 5-speed, I think about 70% left.

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    Okay...drums and caliper will paint as early next year as soon as the snow dies down. Rotors...how long did they last on your vehicle?
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