How many Km's are you getting on Civic front and rear brakes ?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by SaH, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. SaH

    SaH Guest

    A little survey.

    Approx how many kms are people getting on factory front disc brakes and
    rear drums late model Civics.

    So far I'm at 62,000 Kms and still on the originals front and back,
    smooth as can be.

    I just changed my front pads and rotors on my Chrysler van at only
    42,000,...just horrible !!!!

    SaH, Jul 16, 2004
  2. SaH

    dold Guest

    I had about 65,000 miles on the first of pads on a Chrysler Town & Countyr
    van, traded in the van at 120,000 miles without changing pads again. Never
    changed the rear shoes.
    dold, Jul 16, 2004
  3. SaH

    Pars Guest

    I changed over my front pad/disk at 66,000km for performance stuff. At
    the time, the disk was still mint and the pads were at 50%.

    98 DX Hatch (standard tranny)
    Pars, Jul 17, 2004
  4. SaH

    SAC 441 Guest

    Despite the Federal government's attempts to get us consumers to
    convert,we in the US STILL use the statute mile as the unit of
    distance........I cannot answer your question as I REFUSE to do a
    Metric/English conversion when I encounter queries such as yours.Unless
    you work in a scientific discipline,I as a US citizen AM PROUD of the
    fact that we go our own way and thumb our nose at the rest of the
    world.Km's be damned......I refuse as a CONSUMER to be part of it.I also
    like the fact we still use US (yes,say it {US!!!!!}) gallons at our fuel
    delivery pumps too.Enough of the world brainwash lockstepping!!!! Sorry
    about this off topic posting,but I am tired of seeing this.End of
    ranting now.
    SAC 441, Jul 17, 2004
  5. How interesting.
    Steve Bigelow, Jul 17, 2004
  6. SaH

    Bo Hica Guest

    Dude, I think you meant to post this to - the OP
    is in Canada, and probably can't even see your post at all.

    Say it with me now, BOHICA!
    Bo Hica, Jul 17, 2004
  7. SaH

    SaH Guest

    ....holding hand to head in L shape,...........LOSER !!!!
    SaH, Jul 18, 2004
  8. SaH

    SAC 441 Guest

    SaH wrote:
    ----"...holding hand to head in L shape,...........

    Why?Because on a practical everyday level I and a LOT of people refuse
    to go metric?! So,be it then! I like the distinction that the US is a
    MAVERICK culture and does not change JUST because the rest of the world
    does.Just because YOU do it I should have to also? Baloney! Where it is
    necessary I DO use metric(I use it at work because the machine I work on
    is designed metrically)......but that does not mean I have to like it!
    SAC 441, Jul 18, 2004
  9. No, because you choose to rant about it in response to a legit question on
    an *international* newsgroup.

    This is the _world_ online, not the US.
    Steve Bigelow, Jul 18, 2004
  10. SaH

    SAC 441 Guest

    Well,I KNOW it is an international newsgroup.However,people who post
    here and ask questions should realize that the US is PART of the
    international community! As such,when they pose a question with ONLY one
    measurement standard and expect an answer they limit themselves as to
    response in my opinion.If they are going to pose a question such as this
    (on an international forum I might add) they should CONSIDER both
    standards in their question(s).By way of example,when you watch CNN
    International (CNN ƒn) weathercasts they give BOTH temperature
    readings in the Fahrenheit scale as well as Celsius.The question poser
    may be more comfortable with his metrics because he grew up with it,but
    that does not mean everbody is.
    I am just saying Canadians should be more universal too........give BOTH
    standards in your questions.
    SAC 441, Jul 18, 2004
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    ravelation Guest

    True, but what percentage of the group is global and what percentage is
    U.S. based? My guesstimate would be about 97% U.S. and 3% global. And
    that may be overestimating the global participation.
    ravelation, Jul 18, 2004
  12. SaH

    Caroline Guest

    I would have guessed closer to your numbers a year ago. :)

    Lately I think the breakdown is more like

    70% U.S. non-Texas
    15% Canada
    10% Texas (because the main relay problem shows up esp. in hot climates!)
    5% British and "other"

    Because of all the Canadians, I'm now pretty used to quickly multiplying about
    0.6 times any kilometer figure mentioned here to get miles.

    I'll only post metric if the original poster used metric.

    My 91 Civic got 43k miles (= 69k km) on its first OEM front brake pads. This was
    after a fair amount of Western mountain driving. The next pair (non-OEM) lasted
    85k miles (= 137k km).

    The rear brake shoes have been replaced once, at 112k miles (= 181k km).
    Caroline, Jul 18, 2004
  13. SaH

    SaH Guest

    ....or you can do what any other average human would do,..ignore the post
    if you don't like it,..just like Im now doing to you. Killfile,..bye bye.
    SaH, Jul 18, 2004
  14. SaH

    SaH Guest

    Wow, thats pretty good for the rears !!
    SaH, Jul 18, 2004
  15. SaH

    Caroline Guest

    The shop that did them said they were "all the way down."

    But I thought on some cars the braking relied more heavily on the front than the

    My inspection last week of front and rears at 154k miles continues to support
    this notion.
    Caroline, Jul 18, 2004
  16. Well, they all do.
    But since the F and R brakes are different sizes....see?
    Steve Bigelow, Jul 19, 2004
  17. Tee-hee.
    I hope he's not suggesting we should dumb-down the math in posts for
    Steve Bigelow, Jul 19, 2004
  18. SaH

    SAC 441 Guest

    I surrender! Good grief,I just wanted to express some mild irritation
    with a relatively trivial issue.
    I quit! If I see metric,I will DUTIFULLY perform all the necessary
    conversions from now on.It is not that big a deal...........sorry.
    SAC 441, Jul 19, 2004
  19. SaH

    Sean Dinh Guest

    You are mistaken. The Civic has bad brake, and the the back is the worst of the
    industry. That's why it last so long.
    Sean Dinh, Jul 19, 2004
  20. SaH

    dold Guest

    He asked how many of his measurement units people were getting.
    I replied in my measurement units. I didn't need to do conversions.
    dold, Jul 19, 2004
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