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Old 10-27-2008
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0sixsport where is MV? dont know if its Mountain View but if it is I can always help you.
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0sixsport where is MV? dont know if its Mountain View but if it is I can always help you.
It's in Mission Viejo. Thanks though for the offer!
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40 per rotor at midas.... or free if you lived closer!

but if it was metal on metal i wouldnt turn them
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you would be lookin about.... .230 through midas out the door..

our labor rate is 82/hour
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you guys that have this stuff done are nuts. its an hours worth of work and a hundred bucks at most. ill never have someone do brakes on my truck/car or anything else for that matter.

then again i do brakes about 2 times a week on our fleet of busses its a 15 min job these days
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The rotors you buy these days don't have much extra material to machine off. New ones from china (cheapos) aren't properly heat-treated and the first couple of long haul stops will heat up the rotors and there's a good chance to warp them. The moral here: DON'T BUY CHEAPO ROTORS! Good ones run around 85$ here in NH. If you decide to reuse the old ones, make sure the person that turns your rotors knows the lower limits and knows how to run a lathe without overheating the rotor when cutting it. Definitely a do-it-yourself job, though - worth the time compared to all of the ripoff artists out there.
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The moral here: DON'T BUY CHEAPO ROTORS! .
It took me years to finally come to that same conclusion. In my experiences even the "motorcraft" brake disks from a dealship are hit and miss at times. They are generally good for a year or so... then the de-lamination and warping sets in.

It hurt to spend that much for the ones I'm running now (cryo treated & coated). But between them, making sure the calipars float easily, making sure the hub is clean and square, the rotors runout is checked (and indexed for the least amount), doing a soft torque, and then a final hard torque of the lugnuts... it's now *finally* as smooth as silk on the ranger.

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other place to avoid is midas...wanted $1200 to do my brakes
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Yeah... I hate working there, but it pays the bills...

They do like to rip people off... like seriously..

Look up my previous posts about midas..
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Got my rotors turned for $12 a side and brake pads for $24 today. Total cost was $61 for everything vs. $426 from Ford to do the same thing.
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alot of what midas said my truck needed it didn't...my mechanic looked at it right after they did...most my truck needed brake fluid flush and new rear shoes...they wanted to replace everything short of the booster,master and the lines! for that kind of coin should be everything!
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