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Old 03-26-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Brake Shop trying to pull a fast one?

Went in to get new pads all around, 60,000 miles on the original set isn't too bad i feel. They notified me that I should get new rotors as well as they have worn a bit as well, they are currently worn less than 1/8th inch inside of the metal strip surrounding the rotors, I declined, not sure if it was really needed or not, I can go back in and do labor free if they do need to be done. Is it necessary to replace the rotors at this point or am I good until the pads wear out again?


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At 60k miles i would have replace them.
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ok do it yourself and save a bunch of money by not paying marked up prices

30 bucks or so for pads
and 25 bucks a piece for rotors

with some slide grease and brake cleaner you have yourself a brake job for cheap and you know it's done right.
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I would love to do it myself but my apt doesn't allow any sort of autowork to be done on the premise
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I would love to do it myself but my apt doesn't allow any sort of autowork to be done on the premise
do it in another parking lot?

im sure you have a friend with a garage.

also i lied, rotors look like 41 a piece from rock auto and cheaper pads about 30

so looks more like 130 in parts. but still that has to be WAY cheaper than paying shop markup.
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Get the brembo rotors (not the fancy ones), about $50

Find the part number on tirerack, then search on amazon with the part number......
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Its gonna be a good idea to replace the rotors anyway when doing the brake job. If the brake shop puts on a pad that consists of a different friction compound than what was put on stock, it won't brake well with the friction material already embedded in the rotor. They could just turn the rotors if their skinniest spot is still in spec but then you are reducing the amount of heat that can be put into the rotor. Its best just to replace em.
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I find that rotors often go bad before the pads are fully worn. So you probably do need rotors. And it is an easy job, at least in front. Should take them an hour or less to do the fronts. The rear brakes may be fine at 60k, they don't wear as fast.
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yeah, go to a friends house....
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go to the back of waly world and do them. i would never pay someone to do my brakes for me, it is so easy.
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