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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.

thanks so much!
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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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My rear brakes started to squeal yesterday. I am not at all mechanical. So i have to take it to our local mechanic. Can you give me a cost estimate to parts and service to repair? Do they have to be Landrover parts? My discovery is now 16 years old. Gordon
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My rear brakes started to squeal yesterday. I am not at all mechanical. So i have to take it to our local mechanic. Can you give me a cost estimate to parts and service to repair? Do they have to be Landrover parts? My discovery is now 16 years old. Gordon
Depends on what brakes you put on. The job should only take a mechanic a couple of hours per axle.

I would recommend getting slotted and drilled rotors for the front, and Akebono brake pads, but you can find plenty of kits cheap.

A rear brake squeal does not necessarily mean new brakes though. If the pads and rotors are good, you may just need some grease on the back of the pads.

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Here is my list of brake system parts that I installed on my 2001 Disco. This set up has very low brake dust, no squeal and I can stop on a dime:
- Brake master cylinder replacement kit #SJJ100362 from Land Rover Parts and Accesories ($70)
- EBC GD Sport Drilled & Slotted Rear Rotors #GD957 from Sakarl Motorsports ($155) pair
- EBC GD Sport Drilled & Slotted Front Rotors #GD994 from Sakari Motorsports ($185) pair
- Akebono ceramic rear brake pads #ACT493 from Volksgene ($40.44) for 2 sets
- Akebono ceramic front brake pads #EUR676 from Aims Autoparts ($71.65) for 2 sets
- Braided Stainless Steel Brake Hose Kit for raised suspensions #ABP218L from Atlantic British LTD ($157.95) - 6 Each
- Stainless steel brake bleed ports #SB1010S-SS from Speed Bleeder ($65.95) - 4 each
- Pentosin Super Dot 4 brake fluid #BFDOT4-L from Pep Boys ($11.19) x 3 liter cans

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