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$420 to machine rotors???

I let my brakes go and never changed out the brake pads and now they are metal on metal. I took it to Ford to see what it would cost and they want $420 to machine the rotors and put new brake pads on. Is this the cheapest way to go about this? I also heard it is better to replace the rotors completely rather than to resurface. Any suggestions I would appreciate.
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You can get new rotors for much less then that. Just go buy you some new rotors and pads, maybe $100 or so.
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It's well under $100 if you did it yourself (have the rotors turned and install new pads). If you don't, you are subject to their labor rates.
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Resurfacing your rotors is good if they are within specs but don't go to ****in ford! They will bend you over backwards with the prices. Also don't ever neglect your brakes man! That's the worst thing you could do, without your brakes your screwed its definitely one thing you don't want to neglect.
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uhm.. new rotors should be $50 each tops, pads are $30 tops.. find a friend who's done any kind of disc brakes before and have him teach you.

before i SASd it i was able to do both sides in 20-30 minutes
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Cool thanks guys! I'm going to go get my truck now!
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Dude i wish rotors where that cheap! Not even the ones for mine where that cheap and i have an older truck.
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they were 20-30 for my old setup, but they also were for my 4wd PVH setup so I didn't have the bearings inside or anything, I'm kinda scared to see how much the ones i have now are.
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Ya, I'm not seeing any for less than $90 each unless these would work. http://www.racepages.com/products/?N...s&N=4294965128

Would the ones by Centric near the bottom of the page work fine?
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02 rotors were $52 at Autozone.
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Just found some from Autozone for $55 a rotor. Thanks Seed60
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Had a pad brake on me and the rivets dug into the rotor. I had to have that rotor replace (junkyard rotor $15), have both of them turned ($10 each at NAPA machine shop), and get a new set of pads ($40 at autozone for their better brand as per reccomendation of the guy working there). I dented one of the dust caps ($2) and got some Ford/Lincoln/mercury bearing grease ($3).

So in total, $80 and an afternoon's work.
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So would it be cheaper to get the rotors turned and buy new brake pads or risk buying cheap rotors and them not lasting long?
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i got mine machine for free at work and i got to put new brakes on and repack the bearings all at once, on a lift so it was super nice.
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So would it be cheaper to get the rotors turned and buy new brake pads or risk buying cheap rotors and them not lasting long?
Junkyard rotors that havent been turned to minimum spec and a turning is going to cost less than new rotors....cheapies, OEM, or otherwise.
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just had my fronts and rear drums done for 60 total (machined that is). Just get them turned, I thought about the extra 30 or so for new ones, but why?
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some auto parts stores turn them for like 30 a rotor!
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Isn't it worse to turn them if they already have metal to metal contact?
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depends if it's below spec or not.
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depends if it's below spec or not.
i agree with thee. lol its all about the manufactors specs
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Did my own front brakes two weeks ago. I bought the absolute best you can get and it was a shade under $400 for the rotors and pads.

So far they are awsome. Even having driven in heavy rain for 30 minutes w/o touching the brakes they felt no different than in the dry upon first braking. Only time will tell if they turn out to be a "good value". But.. they are indeed awsome at stopping. Heads and tail better than the stock ones were off the dealerships lot.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ghlight=brakes


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it for new rotors it would be 45$ per side frome autozone or 65 for 4wd
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some auto parts stores turn them for like 30 a rotor!
Thats alot to turn Rotors. My family company used to charge $10 a rotor to turn and $6 a drum to turn. Now we charge $12 a rotor and $10 a drum we just raised prices for the first time in 3 years last month.
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