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Daggy082

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Just got a quote of $320 and $370 to do front rotors and pads... Is that too much? I only want standard disks and pads. I can buy 2 rotors and pads for just over $100 so why charging so much labour??
 

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Do it yourself, takes around a hour or if its your first time maybe 2 hours.
 

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It would be my second time... But last time I did it I ####ed my caliper so bit worried about doing it myself... But I prob will give it another go...
 

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Just take your time and lay things out so you know how to re assemble it . Just remember to push pack the piston in the caliper so the new pads will fit over the rotors. You might have to remove some of the fluid from the reservoir .
 

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Mechanics charge between $65-$80 per hr labour,but for some reason they have a time frame on different jobs eg to do your job their mechanic book might have 3 hr labour as a time frame for that job so they will charge you for 3 hrs even if it only takes them 2 hrs,its happened to me before I got charged $280 to put in new plugs and brake pads,but what they didnt know is that I watched them from around the corner and it only took them 15 mins,I had a go at them about it but their excuse was that the minimum labour time was such and such so they charged me that amount,I had to pay it but I told them where to go and that its the last time that I will get them to do anything.You know the funny thing is that they were recommended to me by a relative,so you can imagine what I said to my relo.
 

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I presume you said thanks?

Dealers charge even more.
 

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I just bought bendix ultimate brake pads for my VS,they were around $70 for the front set of pads at supercheap,try to stay away from cheap brand pads, they will squeal like mad,and new discs are available for around $50 each.Probably even cheaper on ebay.Id spend the $170 on these pads and discs,then Id buy a workshop manual with the money Ive saved, and use the manual to fit the new pads and discs myself,or even get a friend to help if you are not 100% confident.Its not hard with a manual to follow,its all step by step instructions.
 

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$370 is nothing.... go to a specialist LS1/LSx shop/tuner and they will hit you for between $100-$125/hr. :lmao:
 

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Just a quick question... I only have 1 G clamp so can I push 1 piston in and then push the second one in without the first one popping out??
 
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