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    How long Should Pads and Disks last ???

    Bought the car last August and i've done 10,000 miles since and that has just knocked me over 50,000. I have No idea when the pads where changed last and was wondering how long they should last ?

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    all depends how u drive

    In all honesty if they are still the standard parts then 50K would sound about the maximum Id expect.

    Considering how cheap parts are these days - disc/pad kits can be had for £40-45 (Not from the dealers - they charge circa £70) and how easy they are to change - its worthwhile changing them pronto!

    Front that is!!!


    Rears should last longer but as with all wear n tear items - only way u can tell is by gettin under there and checkin the condition etc

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    if you regulaly brake hard there not gunna last long my front disks lasted 70k and the pads last about 30k my disks had big ridges on the top so used this as an excuse to upgrade to 308mm drilled grooved disks
    the backs where still ok just after the 70k but changed them to match the fronts as the calipers had to come to bits as the pads where dead

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    Would it matter about me upping the size the of rims. Cause I put the 18's on not long after I got it. Would that increase the wear marti ?

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    nah - only factor that would matter is how hard u push them.

    get it up in the air and check disc thickness, pad thickness etc, and general condition of discs....check for lips, scoring and warping etc...

    if in doubt just replace - especially as they are cheap as chips.

    better still try and get some 308mm caliper carriers from a turbo model mk4 or a non-vxr turbo mk5 or CDTi and then all u need is some 308mm discs and ur sorted.....obviously new pads too.

    or just spend £45-50 on some OE spec discs/pads and they should only take less than an hour to change. personally takes me about 5mins to do the fronts but if youve never done them then allow an hour or so.


    Next time ur visiting the folks gimme a shout and i'll pop over if u need a hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    nah - only factor that would matter is how hard u push them.

    get it up in the air and check disc thickness, pad thickness etc, and general condition of discs....check for lips, scoring and warping etc...

    if in doubt just replace - especially as they are cheap as chips.

    better still try and get some 308mm caliper carriers from a turbo model mk4 or a non-vxr turbo mk5 or CDTi and then all u need is some 308mm discs and ur sorted.....obviously new pads too.

    or just spend £45-50 on some OE spec discs/pads and they should only take less than an hour to change. personally takes me about 5mins to do the fronts but if youve never done them then allow an hour or so.


    Next time ur visiting the folks gimme a shout and i'll pop over if u need a hand
    Me dar knows what he's doing i'll get him to sort it. Think I need discs and pads on the rear !

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    I've never got any more than about 35k out of factory fit pads and discs on the front on any Astra.

    Rear discs about 60k, pads on the back wore quicker than the fronts.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    For the price I might aswell change them all !

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    I use QH discs with Apec pads - better quality than GM and cheaper.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    I've never changed discs in any car I owned. My Astra has 107k on the clock and I changed pads yesterday but discs seems to be still ok. Dunno if the previous owner changed them (bought the car with 80k).

    That's how they look like now...
    FAMILY SHED: VAUXHALL ASTRA 2.2 SRI
    ROAD MISSLE: HONDA CBR1000RR FIREBLADE
    TRACK MISSLE: none

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