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Old 05-05-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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Brake change dealer price

I got quoted $550 to change all 4 brakes on my SS. Is that a good price. Or can it be done way cheaper! Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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.... is this pads, or pads and rotors?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:29 AM   #3
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If it's pads WOW.

It took me about 45 minutes to change my front brake pads and I was REALLY taking my time. I feel working on my car is an event to be savored, so I don't rush it ever.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:32 AM   #4
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The pads are so easy to do (assuming that all you're taking about). A 1 armed, 1 legged, half blind red headed stepchild could do it in less then an hour. The calipers don't even need to be removed.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2984035

With that said, crazy price for pads alone. Good price if OEM pads AND rotor resurface.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:50 AM   #5
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Whenever you change brake pads you should have the rotors resurfaced. If you change your own pads, this means taking them to an auto parts store to be turned. I heard that our stock rotors are pretty thin so they can only be resurfaced a couple of times before you need to replace the rotors.

Alot of people are not willing to do the work involved to change their own brake pads. Even for a red-headed idiot, if you have never done it and have no experience with working on cars, it's not that easy.

$550 is too much but what do expect from a dealer.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:31 PM   #6
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brake pads are easy if you have the right tools. which it doesnt take many..

i will sit down and change my brakes before i do my own oil change... for the 20min an oil change takes its much easier to let them do it.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:40 PM   #7
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Anybody have a link to wear I can buy my own pads for my brembo brakes? I need all 4
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:48 PM   #8
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Seems low - plus labor and I am sure they will tell you to cut your rotors or else disaster.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:57 PM   #9
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All the Chevy dealerships are offering new pads for $100 each axle (most cars). Are Camaro SS's not included? They don't turn the rotors at this price... I find if the rotor looks good just do a pad slap and they work just fine.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:58 PM   #10
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:01 PM   #11
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Anybody have a link to wear I can buy my own pads for my brembo brakes? I need all 4
we can hook you up with some EBC pads for your brembos sir, these are a awesome pad and produce less dust than the stock pads as well.
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If anybody needs to replace the front brake pads on a Gen5 SS to clear 17" wheels, the part number is 19137367 AC Delco at any Chevy dealership. Cost about $53 + tax.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:24 PM   #13
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Like they said, do it yourself. Hawk Ceramic pads are about $220 for 4 wheels and it reduces the brake dust by 95%.
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$550 is about right if your having someone else do it. that's most likely going to be just resurfacing the rotors. unless these cars have really cheap rotors, to replace all four of them would probably put you in the $1200 range.

if you shopped around you might get it $100 or so cheaper, dealers are never the cheapest guy in town.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #15
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:54 PM   #16
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They told me for all 4 pads it will be 550 and they said they will resurface the rotors
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:58 PM   #17
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I supplied the Hawk Ceramic pads and the dealer charged me $153 to install them.
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They told me for all 4 pads it will be 550 and they said they will resurface the rotors
Then that price isn't bad. Time is $$ and it takes a little time to pull all 4 calipers, turn the rotors, and reinstall. Many dealerships charge $85+/hour so figure in 2-3 hours book time.

Many times, you don't need to turn your rotors. A quick pad change is all that's needed. Lots of people only change their fronts, if it's the first pad change. The fronts wear a lot faster than the rears. Then change all 4 the next time. If you're considering this, be sure to check the rear pads to see how they are wearing. Many vendors here sell brake pads. If you're wanting to eliminate the brake dust, the ceramic pads are a great option. You do lose a little braking performance though. The Hawk street performance pads are good pads that will dust less than stock and give better braking performance.

Lots of options and things to consider. Pull your wheels and check everything out to see which options will work for you.
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always cheaper to do it yourself
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Whenever you change brake pads you should have the rotors resurfaced. If you change your own pads, this means taking them to an auto parts store to be turned. I heard that our stock rotors are pretty thin so they can only be resurfaced a couple of times before you need to replace the rotors.

Alot of people are not willing to do the work involved to change their own brake pads. Even for a red-headed idiot, if you have never done it and have no experience with working on cars, it's not that easy.

$550 is too much but what do expect from a dealer.
You DO NOT need to cut your rotors when you change your breaks every time. This is an old myth or way of thinking. Only time you cut them is if you somehow gouged out a spot in them with a rock or something or let your breaks go so long that they cut into them. If you buy quality ceramic or composite breaks, they will last a long time and not warp your rotors. You can buy breaks for just about any car at Autozone, PepBoys etc. Just don't be frugal and go for the cheapest ones. Like is said, if you buy good composites break pads you can get great stopping power and minimal dust
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:39 PM   #21
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please! Do it yourself-it's EASY
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You DO NOT need to cut your rotors when you change your breaks every time. This is an old myth or way of thinking.
True. You DO NOT need to change your oil filter each time you do an oil change either.
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True. You DO NOT need to change your oil filter each time you do an oil change either.
Whoa. Tell me you are joking.
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Whoa. Tell me you are joking.

I put the wrong oil in my Hyundai once but drained and changed it without changing the filter, so it is true. Lmfao!


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Old 05-05-2014, 06:04 PM   #25
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If your pads are worn enough to warrant changing, you either need to turn the rotors or replace them. Look at the outside edge. Is there a ridge? They're worn enough for your cheap ass to wind up in the morgue.
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