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Old 03-26-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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Question brakes and router change

I just took my car in for a 30k mile check up and the service advicer told me that i neided new brakes and router and it would cost me about $800 for the parts and labor. Well my question is tha i went to autozone and i could get the parts for about 350 bucks and i just wanted to know if i should use aftermarket parts or get OEM parts. thanks.


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Old 03-26-2005, 09:54 PM   #2
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rotors get oem brake pads get hawk huge upgrade form stocks. also dont pay to have dealer install them find a local shop and save atleats 150 bucks or so
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or you can do them yourself...the brakes are pretty easy to replace...if you don't have the time or the space you can buy the parts outside of ford and then have someone else isntall them like scsvt mentioned.
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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Moving to ”Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension”....
Check out BatINC for aftermarket rotors and pads.
They have some pretty good parts...>>>Clicky

Here's a "how to" on rotor replacement...>>>Clicky
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Whatever you do, DON'T have this done at the dealer. Even if you decide not to do it yourself, you can still save money by going to an independent shop or even a brake center. The dealer charges WAY too much for this service.
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I would get the chilton's hand book if you have never done this before it is not hard at all just a good reference manual, also check with another shop to see if they do need to be redone i was told the same thing at my dealer, and they didn't check them to see if they needed it in the rear drums they just told me it would be about 350 dollars and i needed it done asap, and upon taking them off they were perfectly fine, and they just happened to tell me this at my 30k check up, so just do it yourself.
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O i know how to change the brakes i just wasent sure if i should use none oem parts on my SVT, because i dont want to lose braking performance. THe reason being i live were there is alot of realy old people that cant drive so i have to brake hard constanly, plus i like going up our local mountains hualind A$# because the car handles so well and breaks just righ and i dont want to lose that.
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I would say go with oem rotors and hawk pads, those are good setups and from what i am told if you want better stopping you get the best of that with braided lines, but i have never tried braided lines got that by word of mouth from people that have said they made it better.
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I have heard good things about Hawk pads as well. Mintex is supposed to be a good brand also.
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Whatever you do, DON'T have this done at the dealer. Even if you decide not to do it yourself, you can still save money by going to an independent shop or even a brake center. The dealer charges WAY too much for this service.
yeah, they tend to charge a little much for everything. i'm sure there is a local place that, if you bring all the stuff to, they can install, saving you quite a bit of time and money.
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