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Old 05-16-2005, 10:45 PM   #21
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I think Kragen will turn your rotors for ten bucks each.

If ya' decide to do it yourself, here's how to take everything apart:

http://dana60.com/rickko/corvette/rotor-rr.html
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:01 PM   #22
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I would say do it yourself. The local just brakes near me always found something else that "needed" to be repaired. After 3 different cars and 3 major bills, I have always done my own.

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For all 4 wheels, $150-$180 max for labor and figure $220-$270 for all new rotors from NAPA(4 for $100) and pads. I can do all 4 in an hour at work.
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He's right for once!
What do you mean "for once"???

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Are there any tricks to know about, if you DIY? The Mustangs with anti-skid brakes had to have their calipers wound-in with a tool, and not just pushed in. Is it the same with the Vette calipers?
No. Nothing tricky at all. Pull two bolts, take the calipers off and the rotor just comes off (sometimes it needs "encouragement" from a rubber hammer). When you put them back on, make sure you adjust your emergency brake.
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My front brakes cost $300 cdn total which included the ceramic pads.
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Well I wish I could do it myelf, but this is a guy who doesn't even mow his own lawn, I don't have tools either, not for this stuff. Besides my brakes need to be machined, are you saying you guys have that giant machine sitting in your garage that grinds brakes?
I wish I was a good mechanic, but never took the time to learn, makes me jealous! So I am thinking the $250 at just brakes is a good price I can live with.
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Well I wish I could do it myelf, but this is a guy who doesn't even mow his own lawn, I don't have tools either, not for this stuff. Besides my brakes need to be machined, are you saying you guys have that giant machine sitting in your garage that grinds brakes?
I wish I was a good mechanic, but never took the time to learn, makes me jealous! So I am thinking the $250 at just brakes is a good price I can live with.
You buy new rotors - not have then ground down. New cost $100 for 4.

Hey, it's your cash - spend it how you will.

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Ahaaaa, wonder why they didn't offer this solution at just brakes, I will have to ask.
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Ahaaaa, wonder why they didn't offer this solution at just brakes, I will have to ask.
Because your are being ripped off. They are taking advantage of your ignorance of the facts and snowing you. So even if you still take your car to get brakes done - at least now you'll know if they are blowing smoke or not.

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BTW - I have someone to do my lawn and remove snow. But no one else works on my car.
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Replaced factory rotors, calipers, pads and brake lines with Sportbrakes drilled/slotted rotors, new Z06 calipers, new GM pads and new SS brake lines. Labor cost for everything = $350.00.
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If you were in Branson, I could recommend a great little brake shop. I supplied the drilled/slotted rotors and ceramic pads. He did the job in a couple of hours. $50.00 total labor charge.
Hey Mike, I live in Lakeview, AR. Who is your brake guy in Branson. Is it just brakes or other Corvette work too?

Thank you in advance.
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should cost you parts prices from the auto parts store and about an hour of your time.... Brakes are an EASY DIY !!
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Hey, I'm bored today. Lets dig up a 9 year old thread.
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