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Old 03-11-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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What should I expect to pay a local tire/brake shop to replace all four rotors for my 2006 unlimited?? Ballpark figure?? Or should i have them cut and not replaced?

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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I just did my own rotors for nothing more than the time it took and the cost of the rotors. Id say its on the top 10 list of easy things to do it yourself.
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Why are you replacing them?
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Personally..if their is enough meat left on them would save a few $$$ and get them cut/turned..
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If they can be turned down and still be safe I'd do that. If a shop replaces the rotors... maybe $30+ (depends on the quality you want) each for rotors + labor (I have no idea on this). Are you replacing pads?

Also, its not hard to replace your rotors yourself. I did mine last year. Only difficulty is they can be stuck by rust. A few wacks with a hammer, or heat usually frees them. Replacing disc brake pads is very easy.
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Rotors are so Cheap to replace, just do it yourself

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Rotors seldom need to be replaced before they have been turned 1 or 2 times. They can be turned until they reach the minimum thickness as is etched onto the edge of the rotors. You don't replace tires until they are worn out, don't replace rotors until they are worn out.
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I'm replacing because the Jeep shakes like crazy when applying brakes. almost feels like its gonna fall apart. Only has 23,000 too. Since i'm a female then i will need a shop to do it for me. Thats why i wondered about cost
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You're feeling shaking while braking because the rotors are warped. Turning them would remove that pulsation.
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Have some faith in yourself, this is a task you can do. but if you feel its beyond your comfort zone get a couple qoutes
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Rotors seldom need to be replaced before they have been turned 1 or 2 times. They can be turned until they reach the minimum thickness as is etched onto the edge of the rotors. You don't replace tires until they are worn out, don't replace rotors until they are worn out.
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You're feeling shaking while braking because the rotors are warped. Turning them would remove that pulsation.
but they'll just warp again since the late model rotors suck bad for warping.

to the OP - the rears won't make a bit of difference, so leave them alone. replace the fronts with NAPA Premium and call it good. Very easy to do yourself - if you can change a tire you can swap rotors.
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I am concerned that if the front rotors are warped that the pads may be messed up too. P ull one wheel and see if you have those SUPER HARD ceramic brake pads... Those are put on there at the factory because most people want them to last as long as possible. You are seeing one of the pitfalls of this. I would replace the front rotors only with high quality ones from Napa - - and then buy the cheapest pads they carry. YOU CAN do this yourself and it is hard to mess up. Plus it will give you a good idea of what you are dealing with...
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I'm replacing because the Jeep shakes like crazy when applying brakes. almost feels like its gonna fall apart. Only has 23,000 too. Since i'm a female then i will need a shop to do it for me. Thats why i wondered about cost
There was a bad batch of rotors in '06. I had mine replaced under warranty with less than 10K mi on them. I have about 60K on the replacements, and they are still running true.

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