life expectancy for rear OEM brake pads (1 Viewer)

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Under normal conditions, how many miles should I expect from the rear brake pads?

short story is I am looking at doing a rear axle service soon. Most importantly I need to replace rear rotors and break pads, in addition to repacking the wheel bearings.

Looking at my PM history I first changed the rear pads with OEM at 125K miles, and 19K miles later I had to put another set (this time pep boys specials) to hold me till I was ready to replace rotors, pads, and perhaps wheel bearings...

When I added the lift I never bothered adjusting the LSPV. I have J springs up front and heavies in the rear. It sounds Like I need to do this and search how to do it.
 
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I have put about 15K on my new oem pads/rotors in the rear and they look close to new. I have only had the OME mediums on for about 5K though and all of those 15K miles were on my 285's not the 315's. I expect the brakes to wear faster with the 315's. I plan on adjusting my LSPV too.

Correct me if I'm wrong but with a lift and a LSPV in the stock location, you should be putting more force on the fronts than the rears.
 
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it depends on how hard you use it, where you are going, driving downhill,...bigger wheels mean bigger rotational mass thus brake working extra hard....
 

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"Normal conditions" is a relative term. I think that driving style is the biggest variable in brake pad wear. OEM pads installed at 129k (when I bought rig) got me 37k worth of wear on the rear. I replaced with a set from NAPA and currently I have 50k on them with roughly 50% left. But, "normally" I think it would be safe to expect roughly double the mileage you get from the front pads. Some have tried to get more even wear by adjusting the LSPV. After a suspension lift is installed, if the LSPV isn't readjusted, the gap between front and rear pad wear may get even bigger. The older my 80 and I get, the gentler I drive it. I don't need to get from stop light to stop light in record time, so I don't. Off road, I haven't changed that much, but I think most of our brake pad wear occurs from our on pavement driving. My .02 - YMMV
 
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OK, I think it is clear that I need to adjust the LSPV since I am not a crazy driver and haven't had to tow anything on my rig to warrant my rear brake pads wearing out at this rate. Time to do some searches.
 

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