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Old 09-29-2002, 07:34 PM
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Front Brakes on dodge

Does anybody know a ballpark on how much new front brakes on a dodge 1500 with new rotors would run ? I have never had rotors replaced and I want to be able to keep a straight face when I am told .

I was guessing $400-450 with labor...but what the heck do I know.
Am I way off ?

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Old 09-30-2002, 12:08 AM
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As an Autoparts Counterperson I need to know,

1) Year
2) Make=Dodge
3) Model=1500
4) 2x4 or 4x4
4) Brand name parts or "white box"

IMHO parts for Dodge trucks are more expensive than Chevys or Fords.
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Old 09-30-2002, 07:47 AM
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sorry for the lack of info

My mistake

1996 Dodge 1500 4x4 and new brand name parts from auto parts store(not Mopar).
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Old 09-30-2002, 11:54 PM
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Do you really need rotors? Have the ones on your truck been turned past the reject measurement? Are the brakes pulsing or oscillating? If it stops fine and just the pads are worn let em be.
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I had the front rotors turned and new pads put on the '98 1500 I owned at 40,000. The brakes were never right! A brake shop did it for , under $200, I think, cant remeber now. They told me the 1500s were plagued with brake problems because of a bad design.
When I drove the 2500 I own now, I couldn't believe teh difference in stopping power, and brake pedal feel from the 1500.
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Old 10-01-2002, 12:35 PM
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Got it back

I figured on new rotors just because the passenger side was beyond worn and the rivets started to cut a groove, but I did catch it right away.

They were able to cut the rotors. The parts and labor including the front with cutting and cleaning/adjusting the rears (he roughs the rear drums with a wire wheel on a grinder ) was just under $200 with tax. It seems to be stopping better than before, which is nothing to brag about as Alta said.

The pads were replced with Bendix brand pads. Can I expect the same wear from these or will I be in for a job in another 10,000 miles ? They were going to replace with extreme duty, but the only pair the parts place had were damaged and I needed the truck back so standard issue went back on.

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