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Old 11-09-2014, 12:01 PM
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Dealers Suck! Stock brakes question.

Ok we all know that Dealers charge too much. Question how much should read breaks (rotors and pads with labor) cost on a JK?

Just got hosed by my dealer for 400 plus to replace the rotors and the pads on just the rear brakes. An that was a discount normally would be 600 range they said.

I was expecting them to just cut the roots and put on new brakes but was told it was not posable. Freakin BS! I only have 35000 miles on 2012 why the F'in can't you cut the rotors.

Please tell me how much it cost normally with labor. Next time I'm doing it myself. But I want to know mechanic pricing.

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Oh and what dears are good in the East Bay Oakland Ca general area?

Just reread my first post, god I hate spell check on the phones just type what I put in don't change it, it makes me sound stupid...

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Call the local parts store. Price on rotors and pads.

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Just do the brakes yourself, its pretty damn easy, then you can avoid high labor costs and markup on parts.
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Call the local parts store. Price on rotors and pads.

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or just goto rockauto.com
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If you can change a tire, you can change the brake pads. I would not think adding new rotors would be much harder. I just did all 4 sets of pads on mine and if you take out the time to take the wheel off it takes less than 5 minutes a corner. BTW, I had 70k miles on mine and rotors were fine. You only need basic hand tools.
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Just did these on a friends jeep. Rotors are $150 for front and rear and pads are 40 or so for all. Swapping brakes and rotors is simple. Do you need rotors though? I'm still on stock ones 65k later and can't notice wear or shimmy
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Ok we all know that Dealers charge too much. Question how much should read breaks (rotors and pads with labor) cost on a JK?

Just got hosed by my dealer for 400 plus to replace the rotors and the pads on just the rear brakes. An that was a discount normally would be 600 range they said.

I was expecting them to just cut the roots and put on new brakes but was told it was not posable. Freakin BS! I only have 35000 miles on 2012 why the F'in can't you cut the rotors.

Please tell me how much it cost normally with labor. Next time I'm doing it myself. But I want to know mechanic pricing.
Nobody cuts rotors anymore. Between liability and cost, cutting has gone out of fashion for a couple of decades now. Maybe some Mayberry old school grease monkey shops here and there will do it, but most large operations have stopped doing it.
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Rdavi: if Stirtz machine shop is still in Oakland, they will turn your rotors for a reasonable price.

I had them do it for me several times for $15 per rotor some years ago.
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Nobody cuts rotors anymore. Between liability and cost, cutting has gone out of fashion for a couple of decades now. Maybe some Mayberry old school grease monkey shops here and there will do it, but most large operations have stopped doing it.
True the cost of cutting them far out ways putting new ones on. They are really cheap to replace. Also time wise. Take them off and cut them is time. Take them off and put new ones on and move to the next job.
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There must be a run on bad dealers. This is the third thread of I read today.

AutoMD provide regional rates for repairs but not all vehicles are in the database yet.
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Every time I change pads I change rotors on all of my vehicles. They are not made the way they used to be as there is less material so they are a disposable item. Now if you are rockin a CJ you may be able to get away cheaper and cut them.
My butt wants to stop when I push the fat pedal down and the extra expense may suck but it sure is handy when granny pulls out in front of you coming from church.
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If you want them cut you'll have to take them to an independent shop. Most dealers, not all, will not cut rotors any more.
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just did rear brakes on my 09 JK. pads, rotors and calipers cost just under $200 from autozone, did the work myself. with dealer labor, $400 is a good deal, buy donuts.
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Nobody cuts rotors anymore. Between liability and cost, cutting has gone out of fashion for a couple of decades now. Maybe some Mayberry old school grease monkey shops here and there will do it, but most large operations have stopped doing it.
HEY NOW! I live in Mayberry- watch it! I agree though. my local Napa will turn rotors for $25 per side. I can almost buy new ones for that, have them delivered to my door, and not have to mess with multiple trips to the store. New rotors also come with MUCH less risk that the rotor will warp from the heat. In my experience, once you turn them, they always warp. That would be a callback for a dealer and we would all expect them to eat the cost.

BTW- $400 is about the going rate around here for a one axle job at the dealer. Lots of local dealers are pushing $100 + per hour labor. For that, I can learn to do A LOT of work myself.
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The funny thing is, warranty time is probably .4/hour. Ten min a side. Customer pay is like 1.5-2 hours.

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