Well just changed the wifes brakes on the 2.7 Charger @ 66k miles. I was really concerned after reading this thread. Wife kept saying she felt like she needed new brakes and then I see you guys having to replace them at 30/40/50k miles. She drives in Dallas Traffic 80 miles a day. She is hard on cars and has a lead foot. I can tell you she works that 2.7 out.
Well I pulled the front diferver side and I have to say there must have been atleast 50-75% of the pad left. There is less than a 1/4" difference between the new Monroe Ceramics and these old pads. I decided to replace them anyway since I had already spent the money.
I guess my wife needs to give how to brake lessons if your needing pads before 60k miles. She knows how to drive though. Not many guys get to say they actually taught their wife to drive. She had never driven when we got together in highschool. She drives like me. She dodges pot holes, she stays off the curbs, she watches whats going on. Most woman lolly gag around and just drive and don't pay attention. She also brakes early and gives lead time. One thing I told her last night was about stopping early and rolling some. But again 66k miles with atleast 50% of the pads left.
The rear brakes look identical to the 5.7 which is kinda sad
. It's funny they are so similar down to the rear driver side having to be removed due to the brake line routing.
The front on the other hand did not have the dual nut setup holding the calipers in place. Each side had a single 13mm bolt. I took out the bottoms, loosened the top, and flipped it up using a small crow bar and tie it out of the way.