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So my 2008 NISMO needs breaks. Its at just over 26,000 miles. Reason it needs brakes is I drive it a little rough and what not... so anyway... gonna take it in tomorrow to STS Strauss here near me.

What should I expect to pay for brakes. Whats a reasonable price for front brakes (i have a 4WD so they always charge me more for that). I don't think i'll need rotors, they can probably resurface them, they arnt that old.
 

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adam, tisk tisk, pay me in beer and food and I'll put new pads and rotors on your truck. I personally never like to get rotors turned so i would replace/upgrade either stillen or R1 concepts.
 

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Brake pads are only good for 25-30K so that's about average wear. You would be surprised at how easy they are to change. Prolly some of the light work like this you could do yourself and SAVE Bukoo buckage.
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DIY.
A buddy of mine went and paid for a brake service for his Solara instead of just asking me for help, he ended up paying $400 for bullshit that would have run him a lot less had he just asked. Not to mention a bunch of strange noises started to occur after that service trip.
 

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Sounds like somethings wrong there......only 26K? I'm at 56K with the original pads and they're still fine.
 

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long island=lots of traffic and adam drives like a mad man, if your hard on the brakes they burn quickly
 

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I know the Long Island traffic better than I care to, LIE= road rage. I'm in Suffolk County, by the way.
 

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stop being lazy and do it yourself :)
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For all four, I would give them $100 max, $50 for just the front. Maybe I'm being cheap, don't know because I never paid anyone to do it. And more for it being 4wd? Is this right?

127,000 on mine and I am just now replacing them. My rear needs them more than the front which also doesn't make sense. They all still have life left in them, but I am replacing them anyway so I don't have any more worries.

They are really easy to do, so easy it's not even funny.
 

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The dealer wants over $100 just for the front pads alone. I can only imagine how much the labor is....

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Buy your own pads at Pep Boys and either do it yourself or have some Brake Specialist, Pep Boys etc place do it... or even better find a local mechanic.
 

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I don't know **** about brakes and quite honestly, with that i'd rather not do it myself, big *** liability if something goes wrong that id rather place on someone else, like a shop. Guy I work with will do it for $100 but again, liability is on a single person, not a shop whos got big corporations behind them to pay for any problems... i don't even do my oil changes myself because for the price, its worth it not to deal with the mess or getting under my truck.

Last time i went i paid...ohh $188.85 after taxes for the front pads from firestone, and they re-surfaced my rotors... i think i paid like $500 or so once for new rotors and everything from firestone
 

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Okay so heres what i'll order:

NISSAN FRONTIER 4WD 2008 Front Brake Pads - Posi Quiet Ceramic - $48.50 (found em for $37 on amazon)
NISSAN FRONTIER 4WD 2008 Front Brake Rotors - OEQ Blanks (Stock/ Blank Brake Rotors) - $132

I get free shipping on both if i order them from r1concepts... they said the ones i have (rotors) in my cart are premium copared to the $98 ones i initially figured id buy (but $38 shipping, so might as well go premium, same price in the end, free shipping over $150)

Brakes looks EASY btw, im looking at videos, only like 2 friggin bolts (after the tires of course) holding em on... i just dont have a jack stand and its also really cold out here on LI... i need an oil change anyway so i'll just order the parts, shouldnt be more then 1 hours worth of labor... hell i'll just ask one of my clients whos an acura dealer if they wouldnt mind doing it for me, im sure they will, if they do it free i'll tip the techs... they've done lots for me in the past
 

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Love saving money... found another store, located in NJ, that sells the same items.. they don't call them "R1 Concept Rotors" like the r1 store does... but they have the same exact part number. Pads/Rotors made by Centric Parts... so i paid $139.97 after $22.10 shipping ($37.75 for pads, $39.91 for each rotor) not bad for parts... shouldnt cost me more then $100 to get the rotors/pads installed by either a guy i work with or one of the mechanics at a client of mine
 

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Love saving money... found another store, located in NJ, that sells the same items.. they don't call them "R1 Concept Rotors" like the r1 store does... but they have the same exact part number. Pads/Rotors made by Centric Parts... so i paid $139.97 after $22.10 shipping ($37.75 for pads, $39.91 for each rotor) not bad for parts... shouldnt cost me more then $100 to get the rotors/pads installed by either a guy i work with or one of the mechanics at a client of mine
Which store in New Jersey and where so I can keep it in mind for the future?

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if you want i can get you a quote from pep boys tomorrow awhile i am at work. being a service writer has its perks sometimes.
 

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Sure get me a quote. I have the rotors/pads.

The store already shipped out my order, damn. Ordered it last night and it was shipped out around 8:30am, nice... the store is StockWiseAuto

StockWiseAuto

I don't like their site layout, i just searched for the part #'s i know I needed.

I went to STS today, they quoted me $120 plus tax to install them, more if they need to take apart a 4WD assembly but a worker there said we should have a floating assembly in our trucks.
 

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I'd just go to my local parts store and buy whatever they have w/a lifetime warrenty. You're not supposed to turn modern rotors, as long as they're not grooved they'll be ok. Something about heat treatment.
 

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good job man but I'll still do your brakes for a case of beer and some wings lot cheeper then having it done
 
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