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Old 07-10-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Just replaced the brakes last night. These were the original brakes!
Yes - the pads have been into the wear indicators for the last week or so.
Yes - the rotors, while not grooved or warped, were pretty worn.

But still - 112,000 of the first set of brakes!

Probably within the next month or so I will go through and replace the timing belt, water pump, upper and lower radiator hoses, thermostat and the drive and accessory belts.

I still think Subaru could bring back the "Inexpensive and Built to Stay That Way" slogon.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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excellent i did mine at 80k..
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Holy crap, I think I'm within a couple of 32s on the stockers, at only 29k miles... I was figuring I might get them replaced under the original warranty (I have till the end of Sept).

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Old 07-14-2009, 09:40 AM   #4
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95K here...
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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not sure where my brakes are, but my tires are at 52K and still going... hopefully will get at least 75K out of the brakes.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:37 AM   #6
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I got about 78k out of the factory Potenza tires (worn, not bald) before getting my General Grabbers. I would recommend them for anyone that likes the off-road capabilities of the Baja.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #7
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Got about 75,000 miles off my pads and rotors.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:37 AM   #8
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We got 118k on my wifes 05 and still has not needed brakes, front or rear. One set of spark plugs, timing belt, 2 air filters, and oil change a few times a year has been the only work its needed. Check engine light was on around 65k for a neutral switch but it went off after a month and didnt come back on.

I sold my wrx with 99k miles and never did brakes on it, I did have a 98 outback wagon with 230,000 miles that I did have to do brakes on, Im sure they had been done before though.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:40 PM   #9
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I had to change out my front brake pads at 65k. They were starting to yell at me to replace them.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:04 AM   #10
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Holy crap, I think I'm within a couple of 32s on the stockers, at only 29k miles... I was figuring I might get them replaced under the original warranty (I have till the end of Sept).
I've obviously spent too much time towing and driving around town hearing what brake life you guys have got...
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:20 AM   #11
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I am comming up on inspection soon and my baja has 42k on it and my tires are about half tread and my brakes have about 75% left on them according to the numbers they gave me last year at inspection. I was thinking that the tires would not be used this winter but I think i will hold out one more year.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:04 AM   #12
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I have ~104k miles on my '05, and the brake pads look like they'll last another 100k! I don't really think they will, of course, but they sure are thick. They may have been replaced before, but the original owner of this truck drove a lot in a large area that's all rural and/or interstate freeway, so they actually could be original. She put ~35-40k/year on it.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:19 AM   #13
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Nuts. I only have 47K, and my rear pads are down to 1mm But the front are over 5mm. I'm the second owner, so I am not sure how it was driven prior.
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