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    What would be considered a reasonable mileage to get out of front and rear pads on a Signum 1.9 ? Just normal driving with no heavy braking

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    ok, I've had a search in the forum and it varys from 18000 to 83000 !!

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    I just changed mine at 54k! They were the origionals!

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    I changed rears at 75 and fronts at 78 from original. I had to change rears again at 103K as the spring cames off the caliper / carrier and caused uneven wear to one side.

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    Ive just replaced the original rear pads after 40,000 miles. There is one slight issue I have which is that the fronts are still the originals and I would have thought that the front pads would have worn out first due to weight being put over the front axle.

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    Most people find the rears wear first.

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    What causes it?

    Being a fully qualified car mechanic, I can't understand why the rears would wear out first before the fronts. They are both made out of the same material. The only difference is the front discs are vented and rears are solid.

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    I changed the front pads on my 55 plate cdti sri at 42000 miles (last month before its 1st MOT) as a large chunk of the pad lining was missing (don't know how that happened) and it's never had the rear pads changed as far as i know. I've had the car for nearly 2 1/2 years now.

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    Look at braking effort to pad contact area. Higher brake effort or smaller pad contact area will increase wear rate. The rears are considerably smaller than front pads. Obviously the fronts will have a much higher braking effect split, but maybe the brakes were designed to wear at similar rates (mine both wore out within 3K of each other (75k rear, 78k front)

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