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Freelander Brakes so soon?

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I have a 2002 Freelander and just had the 24K mile service done. I was told that I already need new brakes at a cost of about $350!! Is this normal?
I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima and 1995 Corvette that both have around 60k miles and have never needed brakes.
Also, the costs at the dealer seems outrageous!
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24K miles is good. Some only get 12K! It all depends on what kind of driving you do - city vs long haul and how agressively you use the brakes. The freelander is a heavy vehicle. The rotors are designed to provide excellent braking - soft rotors and pads that wear quickly too. I replaced my pads at 28K and kept the rotors since they were well above the wear limit. I'll change everything next time.

You can put in EBC pads and rotors. Don't upgrade the pads without changing the rotors to match. The EBC sets have been hard to find so make sure they are in stock and will ship right away before you order them. Atlantic British has an EBC pad and rotor kit in their Spring 2005 Catalog for $349.95 but I don't know if they actually have them in stock. They aren't too hard to install yourself if you are inclined to do that sort of thing.

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