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Old 05-23-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Brake Drums & Pads

Looking into new brake drums and pads since I'm going to be replacing the brake lines probably tomorrow. I called Partsman for brake drums and they want $30.00 per drum (not that bad I don't think), but was wondering if there is any other cheaper drums kicking around. Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:20 AM   #2
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screw the drums and put some rotors on that bitch. ojections?
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:29 AM   #3
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Sorry, I meant to say rotors ahaha.. it's 4 wheel disk so 30$ a rotor. My mistake >_<
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:10 AM   #4
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well I thought he was talking about ebrake drums
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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sure there are probably cheaper like 20.00. I'm sure you'll love removing those after 10k of hard driving and will enjoy spending another 30-50 per side and the time and energy and and and....you follow...?? don't think cheaping out is saving you money.Sometimes spending a bit more will save you ALOT more down the road. Always keep that one in mind. :-) I just got quoted 400.00 complete brakes for my car from BMW because I know the guys and worked there. If I saved 50.00-100.00 on something cheaper would I do it? maybe and know of a place. but for the extra 50.00 I'd go with BMW because of warranty and because I know it's good. I won't be dealing with warping, brake fade, squealing from pads etc. Although I'll be honest here I have seen this with their stuff time to time as well. But they honor it no problem, no excuses. after market is taking your chances.
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:36 PM   #6
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If you buy from a GOOD aftermarket supplier that specifically sells for vw/audi/bmw/porsche etc you are buying the same parts in most cases. For example buying from autocamping. That's not to say if you cheap out and buy their lower end that your not getting cheap crap.

30 dollars for a rotor is more then cheap enough, at that price it's going to cost you what? 120 bucks for rear rotors and pads. Most people will spend 400-500 per axle to have it done at a shop, be thankful you don't have to pay that.
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #7
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They were probably quoting you the rear solid disks if they were saying $30 per disk.
The front vented disks will be more like $50-$70 each.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:08 PM   #8
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They were probably quoting you the rear solid disks if they were saying $30 per disk.
The front vented disks will be more like $50-$70 each.
Nope. 30$ per they told me over the phone, and if they messed up.. too bad on them because I'm going with what I was quoted. Also found out my next door neighbor knows a guy who owns a rim and tire joint up at the north end so I'm thinking I'll be putting some new rims and tires on the old girl.
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