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This is a discussion on Got an estimate on brakes/rotors/calipers..... within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; ok guys i went into Tuffy auto to get an estimate for my brakes and i knew that i might ...

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    Got an estimate on brakes/rotors/calipers.....

    ok guys i went into Tuffy auto to get an estimate for my brakes and i knew that i might needed rotors too, but the thing is that i needed calipers too!!! (fronts), and I also need rear brake pads! so long story short, they quote me $$963.46 !!!! Is there a better alternative? for this price i'd rather get sloted rotors, and higher performance calipers, but the thing is that i have the 16inch stock rims, and the thing is that the higher perfomance rotors/calipers will not fit...any suggestions?
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    btw...my car has 49,XXX miles on it, so no warranty I presume
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    ok i found better parts online, slotted rotors, Axxis pads, and OEM calipers, for about 360 bux.....i'm a little better now, i'll get them installed at GRD......

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    Odds are they're ripping you off. Unless you've done something to damage them, I seriously doubt you need new calipers. They should last a LONG time between rebuilds and can be rebuilt easily and cheaply indefinitely.

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    Originally posted by DesiWrxPwr81
    ok i found better parts online, slotted rotors, Axxis pads, and OEM calipers, for about 360 bux.....i'm a little better now, i'll get them installed at GRD......
    That's a heck of a deal!
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    NEVER go back to Tuffy again. Somebody there thought you were a fool. That price was a real insult.

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    wow... i dropped 500 bucks on my stoptech stg 2 kit and felt uneasy about how light in the wallet that left me. i'm glad i do my own work

    if you can manage a few hours and grab a friend to help bleed it, just replace it all yourself. it's really not very hard thanks to a nice easy brake design. a brake piston pushy thingy (forgot the name). it just pushes the brake piston(s) back into the caliper when you're ready to slip the caliper back on the rotor. operates a lot like half of a clamp.
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    my perrin front brakes, pads, lines, calipers, rotors was 699
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    Why on Earth would you need new calipers???

    I spent $250 on Goodridge SS lines, Axxis Ultimate front and rear pads, Neo Synth fluid, and speed bleeders.

    Do the work yourself, it is very easy, even for a beginner, as long as you take your time.

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    New calipers? What a joke. That is a typical brake shop scam. My little civic hatchback has 240k on the clock...and I haven't replaced the calipers once.

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    unless the calipers are pissing out brake fluid, or bound up so bad that brakes wont realease, you dont need new ones.....
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