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Old 05-31-2012, 03:18 PM
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Default Brake job - how much?

I took the Rover to an independent shop today and they quoted me $750 for a full brake job. All 4 pads and rotors...guess the rotors were pretty shot. Doesn't that seem like a lot, I almost crapped my pants when he told me that.

I've read on here that you can get OEM pads and rotors for around $400-450. I've also read the write up and it seems pretty easy and I already have all the tools I need. So unless he's charging like $150-$200 an hour it's just not adding up. And I know he only charges 40 bucks and hour.

So, I'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction, maybe a link to where I can buy rotors and pads.

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i was quoted $850 at midas. i was feeling lazy and not wanting to do it until i got that quote. i'm also going for ebay rotors and pads. [FRNT+RR] 4 ELINE CROSS DRILLED SLOTTED PERFORMANCE BRAKE ROTORS + 8 PADS | eBay $277. they've got good reviews on a few other forums, so i figure i'll give it a shot. i'm also putting on these stainless stell brake lines. Land Rover parts, spares, Land Rover accessories - Search results for stainless steel brake
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Sorry - I should of added mine is a 2004 Discovery HSE7 with about 73k miles on it.
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Just as a reference, I got 4 ceramic Akebono brake pads and 4 EBC rotors for 300 and something dollars. Unfortunately I haven gotten around to installing them.
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While doing the brake job use two quarts of DOT4 brake fluid and do a full flush of the brake system.
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nothing has more mark-up on it that a brake job, (brake jobs are the gravy of the industry) the book probably calls for something crazy like 7-8 hours to do a complete brake job. But that 7-8 hour is also suppossed to rebuild the calipers & flush the system, which is almost never done unless they is an issue.

I bought those R1 Concepts Eline Drilled & Slotted Rotors off ebay they a perfectly fine, i did order them without there pads and used Akebono euro pads.

Done right it it take you the better part of 1/2 a day to do it yourself that includes bleeding, I would suggest changing out the hoses while your at it, so you only have to bleed once. even thou yours is a 04 those hoses are still 8-years old.

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Patrick, do your own brakes, as mentioned, use Akebono ceramic pads about $130 in cost, 2 quarts of synthetic DOT4 about $12 and whatever rotors you need , if you need them, better go measure them first.
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