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Old 12-01-2009, 11:59 PM
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called around to a few shops around to get prices for replacing rear rotors and pads, and the cheapest place i found was $383

does that seem a little high to anyone else? apparently they said my rotors cost 120 apiece, and that was just regular OEM replacement rotors
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That sounds about right. OEM rotors aren't cheap compared to aftermarket, and you likely won't get the same quality with a cheaper rotor.
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Is that installed with pads? Or just for the rotors, and pads, and you do the work?

Check these links for rotors:
http://www.summitracing.com/search/D...?Ns=Rank%7cAsc
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.as...tfamilyid=1563
http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/bra...s%20%26%20Pads
(I have the SSBC slotted rotors on my front, my rear are drums)

Check this link for pads:
http://www.summitracing.com/search/D...k%7cAsc&page=1

Check this link for stainless steel brake lines:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/RUS-694510/

Check this link for speed bleeders:
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.as...tfamilyid=6394

This just shows some options. I currently have ceramic pads but will switch to the GreenPads (7000s ?) when I need new. Some members have said they are really nice pads. One thing I would recommend is to go with slotted, but not neccessarily drilled. Other members have said that the drilled can lead to cracked rotors.

If you have the extra stash, I would recommend buying the speed bleeders, it make the job easier, and upgrade to stainless steel brake lines. They improve the feel of the brake pedal and your stopping response.

Look around, and think about doing it yourself. Brakes are really not that difficult.
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Good question.. If thats installed,thats a decent price. If you do the work it to me is a little pricey. Just my opinion
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I agree about the stainless lines. Slotted/drilled rotors and the best pads won't be as effective without them. The down side is that the least little bit of lateral runout in the rotors will be amplified over what you feel with stock rubber lines.
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Good point there . Rubber hoses act as a buffer .
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that is an installed price. i dont have the money for it, so i went on rock auto (someone referred me to that site) and got some standard replacement rotors and some wagner thermo quiet pads (thanks tom for telling me about those. read some good things about em)

total for the 2 rotors and pads, 137 shipped to my house. gonna install em up at my shop, my old install manager used to be a mechanic so hes giving me a hand with it
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that is an installed price. i dont have the money for it, so i went on rock auto (someone referred me to that site) and got some standard replacement rotors (RAYBESTOS Part # 780082R) and some wagner thermo quiet pads (WAGNER Part # MX967A {ThermoQuiet #MX898}) (thanks tom for telling me about those. read some good things about em)

total for the 2 rotors and pads, 137 shipped to my house. gonna install em up at my shop, my old install manager used to be a mechanic so hes giving me a hand with it

def. gonna check out the steel lines...whats all required in installing those?
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def. gonna check out the steel lines...whats all required in installing those?
If you get the lines already cut and fit for your truck they are simple replacements, with bleeding. That easy.
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Good info here. I had planned on doing this in the spring, when it warms up. My rotors are just about shot, starting to get that bumpy, grinding feel when I brake and I was told at my last inspection that my pads are nearing the end. I think I will go with the EBC USR Series Sport Rotors (EBC-USR7106), the Russel Street Legal Brake Line (RUS-694510) and the Summit Racing Ultimate Performance Brake Pads (SUM-19-1084) from Summit Racing. That would be just over $400 after shipping then I may take the advice and add the Russel Speed Bleeder and Speeder Bag for another $50 after shipping. Hopefully this will get me through quite a few years so I don't have to worry about it. I have a friend who said he could help me with the rotors and brakes and I'm sure between the both of us we can figure the brake line out. I'd assume it comes with some sort of instructions as I personally have never done any type of brake system maintainance before, but my friend has. Thanks for the good advice here guys! Take care.
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