I'm at just under 42000 miles - I'd like to know what the expected duration of the stock pads are. No tracking, but I drive fast. The vast majority of the miles are long highway slogs. Thank for your input.
It's really hard to estimate since it depends from driver to driver/case to case. In the OP's case, since they mostly do long highway drives, you can really make the pads last for quite a while since you are doing very minimal braking (even if you're "driving fast" you only really have just that one or two major hard braking event when getting of the freeway or a panic brake every once in a while). The best thing is to just inspect your brake pad thickness every once in a while (I do it when I change my oil since I also rotate my tires at that time). You can then plot the thickness with your accumulated miles and have a good idea as to when you'll need new ones.
I agree with Big. IMHO anything 3mm or less, they should be replaced. Not sure what stock RS rotors cost, but i really wouldn't recommend machining them on a performance car, especially if you "drive fast". Most rotors are manufactured just outside of minimum machining spec anyway so this may be a good opportunity to upgrade as well. Good luck OP!
This question is largely based on your driving style and where you're driving.
My rotors were warped before my pads were done. Ended up replacing all of them (including hardware) at 34k miles.
You can get the whole OEM setup for 400-500 shipped from any of the online Ford parts dealers.
Just replaced all rotors and pads @44K. Mostly daily driving with some occasional spirited corner carving. Picked up a complete set of StopTech slotted rotors and pads for $500.00. Rear pads were more worn than the front. Rotors were worn with a little lip. Probably could have gone another 10K or so.
First brakes pad set replaced at 31-32k miles as PM before they were done so they would last the next season, but lots of Auto-x and very spirited drives in the mountains. I'm at over 65k now and expect them to last to about 70k. I've not Auto-x as much and added a couple time trial events last year. But I have all the parts to do the brakes on hand so I'm running them until they NEED it.
After much internal debate, I decided to go all in on trying to defeat the (in my eyes) troublesome, and interfering brake systems. Too many times I felt the brakes were doing things I didn't request - erratic stopping power when it assumed I was panicking, ABS intervention and the hard pedal on...
I managed to trigger it again today.
50 to 60 mph. Traffic slowed, then stopped. I put just too much brake in too fast and.... holly crap, full brake abs engaged!
I lifted off the brakes, reapplied and got the hard peddle, lifted again and all worked fine again. We all lived.
I get why...
It's happened in both normal, and sport modes. The brake pedal is very hard, almost no braking force, push real hard...harder than before there were power assisted brakes I mean, and you will have some diminished braking power. Let off the brakes, and quickly reapply pressure, and braking feels...
Hello guys new to this forum looking to get info on if the brembo brake calipers from a 2016 RS would fit on earlier year model ? Such as a 2012 ? Naturally complete upgrade of bigger disc would be included in this swap
Currently have RS 19” rims so clearance is not an issue , just wondering...