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HunterE 06-14-2013 03:18 PM

Brake System for 2000 TJ
 
Hey guys,

I'm new to this but I had a quick question that I'm sure someone much smarter than me can answer. I recently took my Wrangler in to get new brake pads and rotors (I've was out of a job for a while and couldn't afford to get the brakes done-put it off way too long). Now I'm told that not only do I need front pads and tires, I need back drums, shoes and cylinders. They're going to do everything, including oil change and all that stuff for $600 even. I'm pretty sure that's a good deal if I'm going to have a shop do it. What do ya'll think?

FYI, I already know that this is a problem that could have been avoided with maintenance and care.. I'm an idiot.

UnlimitedLJ04 06-14-2013 03:21 PM

doing brakes yourself isn't that hard. if you can change your oil, you can do your own brakes.

HunterE 06-14-2013 03:38 PM

If I were to get it done somewhere for $600 (and that's everything), is that a good deal? I honestly get no time to work on my Jeep anymore.. so it would be pretty convenient. Not to say I have an easy $600 to spare but would doing it myself save a lot of money?

JimsJeep 06-14-2013 04:23 PM

You are probably looking at about $150 to $200 in parts for rear cylinders, rear drums, rear shoes and front pads (basic replacement parts). Depending on your skill level probably 2 to 4 hours labor.

Personally I would take the $400 and put it in my pocket !

Big Cole 06-14-2013 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HunterE (Post 3861083)
Hey guys,

I'm new to this but I had a quick question that I'm sure someone much smarter than me can answer. I recently took my Wrangler in to get new brake pads and rotors (I've was out of a job for a while and couldn't afford to get the brakes done-put it off way too long). Now I'm told that not only do I need front pads and tires, I need back drums, shoes and cylinders. They're going to do everything, including oil change and all that stuff for $600 even. I'm pretty sure that's a good deal if I'm going to have a shop do it. What do ya'll think?

FYI, I already know that this is a problem that could have been avoided with maintenance and care.. I'm an idiot.

Sounds like a decent price. Mechanic wanted $600 just do do the front rotors and pads on my wife's car.


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