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      03-27-2013, 04:14 AM   #45
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I'm in the same boat but have a few related questions, I'm at ~52,000 miles and hear a metallic scratching noise when slowing for a stop sign. I notice a ring forming on the drivers side rotor. But when I check the system info on the computer it tells me the brake pads are fine. I was told the sensor is only on one side of each axle and those pads might be good hence the reason the computer showing it's fine. Is this true?
Also do I also need to replace the rear rotors as well? My local indie shop says ~$500 per axle is what he charges and he mentioned that the rotors need replacing anyway.
seems high, labor is an hour and half max with a lift, $300 in parts for 'standard' components, thats $140 an hour (dealer rate, not indy rate)

$500 is a good price for front axle, rather high for rear, as all the parts are cheaper, and a rear brake job should be quicker
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      03-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #46
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seems high, labor is an hour and half max with a lift, $300 in parts for 'standard' components, thats $140 an hour (dealer rate, not indy rate)

$500 is a good price for front axle, rather high for rear, as all the parts are cheaper, and a rear brake job should be quicker
Think he is including rear rotors as well since he says those need to be changed anyway when the pads go.
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Think he is including rear rotors as well since he says those need to be changed anyway when the pads go.
it better be with rotors! still high, $400 is a more appropriate price for rear rotor/pad/sensor replacement if using standard grade aftermarket components
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$443 with tax..... includes new brake disc.
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Bro, you gotta do the DIY. You saw so much money and like one guy said you can buy all the tools to do it and a bunch of other stuff and still come out in the black.

I'm running cool carbons in the front on oem rotors. They bite great.

I'm changing my rears in a couple weeks when school ends. I went with meynle for my new rears bc I had to have my thermostat replaced. (80k miles)
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I have 56K and the rear brake light popped up. I still have some 1500 miles left on the front.

I was at the dealer last week for the recall they had. I knew that I would get an indy guy to do my brakes, but just for the heck of it asked Vista BMW and they quoted $600+ JUST for the rear. Yeah right.

I just purchased a slotted and drilled rotor, ceramic pads and sensors, front and rear for $299 shipped in eBay. I have a quote of $150 to have these installed. I have used the same rotor/pads for my previous car (Infiniti G35) and was happy with it. No dust at all and brakes good. Funny thing is when I brake, a little noisy, like a jet plane coming to a stop, WHOOOooosh..., like it.

My total cost would be under $450.

Only dilemma I have is whether I should just replace the rear now and front later, or wait for some time till the front also wears out and do both, or do both right now.
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do the rotors have to be changed at every brake pad change?

Thanks..
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do the rotors have to be changed at every brake pad change?

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Not exactly, I did not change rotors on my first set of rear brakes. I did on second...
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