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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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How long did your factory brakes and tires last?

For those of you who kept your factory tires and brakes, just wondering how long they lasted before you needed to replace them?
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 07:56 PM
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36k miles on the stock AT's and less then half gone. Not sure about the brake pads but I'm probably going to do a brake Job near the end of summer because I'm getting some pulsations under heavy braking.

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Under heavy braking I've got a strong vibration. Dealer is replacing the rotors for free as I have 9k on the jeep.
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 09:49 PM
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I replaced my tires at 43k miles, and have heavy pulsation and vibration under heavy braking. Know I'm going to need pads and most likely rotors, but just putting it time and gonna cost a lot of money...

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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-23-2016, 06:15 AM
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Did my rotors at 40k due to pulsation while braking. Pads were still about 40% thickness, but I changed them anyway.

Tires at 49,000 are still very good on tread depth, but ride like crap now and break loose very easily, so they will be changed in the next couple of months. I will likely put the same Firestone ATs back on.
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My brakes are still original. No issues and have 42,500mi on them.

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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-23-2016, 08:42 AM
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At just over 37K, I still have significant tread depth on the original Firestone Destination A/T's and no brake issues to date. I've rotated the tires with every oil change (which I'm doing per the oil life indicator, around 9K-9,500 miles). Haven't measured the pads, but I just took it for an oil change last week, in fact, and nothing came up as a result of the multi-point inspection.

I'm sufficiently impressed with the OEM parts that I'm not sure I'll even be looking for "upgrades" when they finally need to be replaced. I'm what you might call a "spirited" driver, and although that has been tamed somewhat in my TH (because physics), I'm not exactly gentle on them. Like I said, though - very impressed.

I'll probably replace the tires before next winter just in case of snow, but that will be more than 18 months and 60K on a set of tires. Can't complain about that. Not at all.

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My firestone le2's have 40,000 miles and will easily do 10,000 more or until it snows this fall. No idea on the brakes, the rotors are smooth and pads still look thick. No chips on any of the wheels either.

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Approaching 30k and still going strong with both.

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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-24-2016, 11:58 AM
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Very interesting on brakes! I thought with this tranny allowing very little engine braking that the pads might go quickly? If not using cruise down hill it will stay in 8th and no engine/gear braking. With cruise control it will down shift to keep you at the speed you've selected and let gearing and engine slow you. Coming off the highway at an exit it rarely shifts down past very little engine/gearing to "brake" you! It's all up to the brakes!

Glad to hear these reports about at least brake pads lasting awhile. I've only 8K and 13K on our Trailhawks so thinking with this "free wheeling" stuff might be a pad user? Don't like the stories of Rotors failing though, had that situation on a couple of Grand Cherokees, kinda hoping we were beyond that fiasco?? Once beyond 12K you are strickly on your own buck with brakes! My '99 "real" Cherokee had 86K first pads and rorors, not a skueek, shimmy or anything. At 86K rotors worn below specs and pads pretty close to 1/16" or less. Never see that again I'm sure!! Wife's '10 Liberty needed pads at 56K on the rear only, front a bit more than 1/2 used. I was told that rear pads on most newer cars seem to wear faster, that sure surprised me? My daughters big Suburban, same thing, rears first! Whatever!

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