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Nicely424 01-02-2012 05:35 AM

No money, need brakes
 
How much should I expect to fork out for new brake pads and rotors at a Chrysler dealership?

daggo66 01-02-2012 05:41 AM

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MTH 01-02-2012 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 1879859)

x2.

And if you don't want to do them yourself, why on earth would you do it at a dealership? That alone almost surely raises the price by 30% or so.

jeepjones 01-02-2012 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 1880167)
x2.

And if you don't want to do them yourself, why on earth would you do it at a dealership? That alone almost surely raises the price by 30% or so.

X3. If you have no money maybe you shouldn't be driving a Jeep...... Just a thought.

gary_witte 01-02-2012 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Nicely424
How much should I expect to fork out for new brake pads and rotors at a Chrysler dealership?

Most of the parts receive a 100% mark up in price when received at a dealership. I worked there for quite a few years so and saw it happen everyday.

gluestick 01-02-2012 09:42 AM

No/little money + a little homework online + a few inexpensive tools = new brakes and a proud diy Jeeper with a little grease under his/her nails. Dig in brother, you will surprise yourself!

kjeeper10 01-02-2012 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by gluestick
No/little money + a little homework online + a few inexpensive tools = new brakes and a proud diy Jeeper with a little grease under his/her nails. Dig in brother, you will surprise yourself!

:thumb:

Beastmaster 01-02-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by gluestick (Post 1880225)
No/little money + a little homework online + a few inexpensive tools = new brakes and a proud diy Jeeper with a little grease under his/her nails. Dig in brother, you will surprise yourself!


Well said! :dance:

SgtDeko 01-02-2012 10:12 AM

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Chris M 01-02-2012 10:58 AM

I back what these guys have said. Definitely don't go to the dealership. They are the worst for repairs. If you don't want to do it yourself, try going to a Midas dealership. I get a pretty good hook up on everything because I've been going there so long. I pay cost on parts and only pay about half the labor fees.

clogan 01-02-2012 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by gluestick (Post 1880225)
No/little money + a little homework online + a few inexpensive tools = new brakes and a proud diy Jeeper with a little grease under his/her nails. Dig in brother, you will surprise yourself!

:thumb:
Couldn't agree more.

Full disclosure: I don't yet own a Jeep, but have done my own brake work for many years, on everything from pick-up trucks, to Corvettes, to motorcycles. Read, study, get a friend to help...just do it!!

MuddyMO 64055 01-02-2012 11:36 AM

50 -60 bucks buys new pads for front and rear if you get the basic semi metalic... will take you an hr to do all 4. It really is pretty simple.

Ballandchain 01-02-2012 11:48 AM

Yeah, brakes (pads) are pretty simple. Even if you have to buy a jack and do one side at a time, you will still be saving A LOT of money. Youtube it, study it, and do it.......When your finished, you'll be like "wow, it was that easy?"

panthermark 01-02-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Nicely424 (Post 1879855)
How much should I expect to fork out for new brake pads and rotors at a Chrysler dealership?

You need brakes AND rotors? Is this a new "used" purchase?


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