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2000 Ford Excursion Question: Front Brakes - How long approx should they last?



Nonames, 7.3L V8 Diesel Turbo, Glendale, AZ, April 19, 2011, 12:44

On a 2000 Ford Excursion 7.3L Diesel How long/miles approximately should a set of front brakes last under normal driving conditions in Phx arizona on the above vehicle?

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    April 19, 2011, 14:05

    Things like brake life are so dependent on driving habits (how much load do you carry, tow a trailer, etc) and situations (stop and go or long highway stretches), and on the type of friction materials used, that nobody could give you a dependable answer. When I've been in Arizona my driving was lots of long stretches without needing the brakes, and therefore I'd think that brakes would last a fairly long time there rather than, for instance, here in the Santa Cruz Mountains where I live with lots of twisty, hilly, stop and go driving and lots of traffic.
    The short answer is between 30K miles and 80k miles, depending on the mentioned factors.

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