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Old July 11th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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I have an 84 CJ7. Need some brakes desparately. I've only taken it to one place and looks like I have no rear drums at all. Pedal pretty much goes all the way down. He also said that the existing from pads are wore out as well as the rotors. Said that I need new flanged rotors, pads and shoes. 4 hours labor, parts, etc about $950. This Jeep is in no way perfect. Bought for $2400, put about $500 into it.
Does this sound about the right price for a complete brake job? If I shop around, has anybody had good, less expensive experience elsewhere around the Kalamazoo area? Trying to decide how much money I want to invest or if I should sell. Thx
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Old July 11th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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If you can't do it yourself, ask the shop if they would use your parts to do the work. Some places around me do it, just so they can get work in their door. You can usually supply your parts for half or third of what a shop charges.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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Don't even try to bring your parts into a reputible shop. No. one reason if u bring the wrong stuff you'll be tying up his hoist with your shit all torn apart. Secondly. No warrenty on the work because you brought the parts. Third 4 hours of labor for a rusty disaster where anything he touches could break off in his hands is pretty good if u ask me. When stuff that old has to come apart it will get more expensive.
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No, I wouldn't take parts to the shop. I would assume they would get me decently priced aftermarket stuff. 4 hours of labor should equal around $300; $600 for parts seems high..........
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Old July 11th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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Typical shade tree person does that in a day in their garage with $200-ish in parts. Seems a bit high, but I really haven't priced out that stuff recently.

If you want to own a 30 yr old Jeep, especially in MI, it'd be worth your time to learn how to do basic maintenence like that.
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Typical shade tree person does that in a day in their garage with $200-ish in parts. Seems a bit high, but I really haven't priced out that stuff recently.

If you want to own a 30 yr old Jeep, especially in MI, it'd be worth your time to learn how to do basic maintenence like that.

Thats what I was thinking for parts prices too. Could probably do the mechanics, worked on cycles many years ago, but laid up with broken leg. Thanks for the input
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No, I wouldn't take parts to the shop. I would assume they would get me decently priced aftermarket stuff. 4 hours of labor should equal around $300; $600 for parts seems high..........
At a shop, a decently priced part means about 2 times the price of the part picked up at your local auto parts store. Did you get a written estimate? Look at what they are charging you per given part and then price it at a parts store.

Like Hag gar said, with a 30 year old car, you should learn to do some basic maintenance on it yourself
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I see new calipers, wheel cylinders and all new rear hard lines in your future. It will be easier to replace than trying to get all the old shit apart. Not hard, but will probably take most of a weekend.
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Said that I need new flanged rotors, pads and shoes.
Flanged rotors? Sounds like he's pricing a rotor/hub assembly. Doing rotors alone (assuming the hubs are okay) will save you about $240.
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Thanks for all the input. Well, maybe not Marshall.......... :)
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Thanks for all the input. Well, maybe not Marshall.......... :)
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Thanks for that info Dylan, I appreciate your time
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If you want to own a 30 yr old Jeep, especially in MI, it'd be worth your time to learn how to do basic maintenence like that.
ditto. quick way to turn a $2400 jeep into a $20000 jeep that's still a POS.
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ditto. quick way to turn a $2400 jeep into a $20000 jeep that's still a POS.
Nope, I'll buy newer and better. Picked it up to keep my new truck off the dunes. I'd never sink too much money into it for going to the dunes twice a year. POS or not.
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isn't their a pepboys in k-zoo they will do it with out charging you double for the parts, fyi
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