How long did your brake pads last? Electric over Hydraulic disc

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  1. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    I only got 35k miles on the trailer and one set of pads are toast. One other is 4/32, and the other two are about 6/32. Should I turn down the brake controller in the truck? It’s on 8.0, maybe I should drop it to 5-6?

    Pads are $180 per axle :mad:
     
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  3. kwswan

    kwswan Road Train Member

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    Sounds like the trailer is doing most of the work braking. Turn your brake controller down.
     
  4. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    200k to 250k. Thats if rust doesn't in between the shoe and the lining and create a crack.
     
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    kwswan Road Train Member

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    He has hydraulic disc on a hotshot trailer. Different animal.
     
  6. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    Try turning the gain down a bit. I ran mine 3.0-3.5 when empty & went up from there. Usually set around 6.5 with 10-13k on deck. There was a time or 2 I was at 7.5-8.0, but very rarely.

    Also make sure you have the controller set for EoH. Both mine had electric heavy & light, or EoH, heavy & light. Set it for one of the EoH, whichever seems most synchronized where all the brakes are working equally..

    The EoH disc on my Loadmax, they went ~250k. Still had the OE pads & rotors on there when I traded it off. For what it is, the oe brakes were still on my dodge when I sold it with ~240k miles. But I'm also the same guy who got 118k out of a set of drive tires too.

    Run easy..
     
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  7. baerpath

    baerpath Bobtail Member

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    I run controller at 4.5 empty or light load and 6 with 20-22,000 on the deck Is the truck stopping itself or do you get a jerk when coming to a complete stop ?
     
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  8. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    Well lesson learned. All new pads, rotors got a resurface while I was there and cleaned the rust off all the bolts etc.

    Thanks for the advice fellas. I also got a few broken deck bolts replaced today. The 99* weather was just fantastic for working.
     
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