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How long did your brakes last?

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Seems the brakes don't last very long on the 4.7s.

How many miles did your brake pads and rotors last?

Did you get the crazy screeching of wear indicator built into the brake pads,
the brake replacement indicator light on the dash,
or both?
 

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Your pole numbers don't go high enough for mine - 100,000km (60,000mi). 2009 GT 4.2. Neither squeeling or light alert - I had it in for regular maintenance and they said the pads were just about gone. Rotors still the originals.
 

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Your pole numbers don't go high enough for mine - 100,000km (60,000mi). 2009 GT 4.2. Neither squeeling or light alert - I had it in for regular maintenance and they said the pads were just about gone. Rotors still the originals.
your brakes last 60k miles? wow, impressive.....
 

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Your pole numbers don't go high enough for mine - 100,000km (60,000mi). 2009 GT 4.2. Neither squeeling or light alert - I had it in for regular maintenance and they said the pads were just about gone. Rotors still the originals.
Mytriton, my apologies! It doesn't let me change it. And I thought the 40,000mi option was too high.

You must drive your car very lightly.
 

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I think I'm a reasonably aggressive driver - definitely not very light. I do downshift most of the time (love the sound!!) so perhaps engine braking has kept down the brake wear. I have had great reliability in every aspect with my GT. I think it has been so great because I drive it constantly including in the snow (winter wheels and tires) - I now have over 115,000km on her. At least that's the story I like to believe!

It will be interesting to see how your poll turns out - I think you are likely correct in assuming there will not be too many in the 30-40k zone.
 

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got 48,000 miles on a 2007 Sport GT, love to down shift. then put Jeffs brakes on, now have 64,000 miles with very little wear and no dust or squeaking.
 

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got 48,000 miles on a 2007 Sport GT, love to down shift. then put Jeffs brakes on, now have 64,000 miles with very little wear and no dust or squeaking.
Did you notice any difference in performance with Jeff's brake pads?

BTW, I'm absolutely amazed at how many miles you're all getting out of them. I only have 10k miles on my GT so far, but I think I've never gotten more than 20-25k miles out of the brakes/rotors on all our other cars, past and present .
 

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Did you notice any difference in performance with Jeff's brake pads?

BTW, I'm absolutely amazed at how many miles you're all getting out of them. I only have 10k miles on my GT so far, but I think I've never gotten more than 20-25k miles out of the brakes/rotors on all our other cars, past and present .

Same here, I have a 2014 GTS and Im getting the screeching on my fronts. I only have 12k miles. Im wandering the original brake pads are high wear pads since I have insane amounts of brake dust. Probably go for the EBC yellow pads to see how it goes. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
 

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I must preface this by saying that I drive the car daily, but it’s a ratio of approx 80 % highway, 20 % street , and I also downshift very frequently instead of using the brake pedal ..until the very last step when it’s truly needed. So I have 40,000 mi. on the car now , with the original brake pads ( 2013 car ) which have just been measured roughly three months ago and determined to have about 35 % left on the fronts and about 45 % on the rears. Rotors are in near perfect shape, certainly expected to still be used with the next brake pad replacement , and possibly beyond. Just as a FYI, I have NEVER replaced my rotors with every pads replacement in 40 + years of driving and countless different cars , including Porsches which I have driven far more aggressively and with frequent hard braking than the Maserati has, or will ever see. Most rotors have lasted without significant grooves, or lips or similar wear for at least 80 K miles, with some going past 100 K miles. The only time I have changed rotors more frequently than with every other pads replacement has been on the cars I tracked ..but that doesn’t count for answers to this question and polling, I presume .
 

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We have a great set of Quiet Low Dust pads for the Maserati GT, they perform very well, produce less noise, less dust. Your rotors should still be in great shape but it may be time for the Pads to be replaced. As to the factory wear sensors... they often don't go off, if you hear the noise it's time to look at the brakes, don't wait as these are known to not go off early enough or at all and you can damage your rotors as well at that point. Keep in mind that the wear sensor exists on only 2 of the 8 brake pads your car has (4 corners, 2 pads per corner inside / outside), so unless they wear evenly they will not go off when needed all it takes is a small rock to get stuck in there. Further, there just seems to be a problem with the system as we've had customers go metal to metal on brakes with no notification. Hope that helps, feel free to reach out to us directly by phone or email with any questions!

Best Regards,
 
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