As it happens, the front brakes (OEM single-piston caliper for 2011) did in fact last exactly 18 months, and required replacement in January. The rear brakes held out until March, and required rotors and pads. The passenger side rear caliper then seized and caused that brake to drag and overheat the pads and rotor. 154,000 miles on OEM calipers is pretty reasonable, so I had to re-do the rear brakes with new rear [single piston] calipers, another new rotor for the passenger side, new pads for the rear (again) and had the driver side rear rotor (2 months old) resurfaced.I had to replace the front rotors and pads yesterday. The passenger side rotor was getting chewed by the worn out outboard pad. So the answer to "I have no idea how long they'll last" was 21 months, and the rotor was probably getting scored a couple months ago, so maybe just go with 18 months? We put a lot of miles on our van and that's actually around how long our dealer brake-jobs were lasting too. Those Duralast Gold rotors had a 3-year warranty, and the Duralast Max pads had a lifetime warranty, so all my new parts were free.
I guess I'll be back here in 18 more months. :-/
Some 2012, most 2013 (I would say all 2013+ but someone here swears his still have std. brakes).Hello.
Just wanted a confirmation. Since from what year all T&C's have heavy duty brakes? 2014? Or still not all have heavy duty?
It has 17" wheels but I'm not sure about pistons. Can I visually detect which ones they are without taking anything apart?Some 2012, most 2013 (I would say all 2013+ but someone here swears his still have std. brakes).
If your vehicle have 17" wheels and double piston front calipers, then it has HD brakes.