>Why are the brakes so )_(^&(*&^)*&^ expensive to replace???
>I am "95% gone on rear" and "75% gone on front" (this is the pads)
This is abit strange. I've never seen the rears wear faster than the
>and to replace them would run a total of $800.00!!! Nevermind that
>at 45K miles (currently at 57K) they were "50% worn F/R"...
$800 is ludicrous. Take it somewhere else, or just do it yourself. Pads
are real easy.
>I don't quite understand why, if I am not currently into the rotors
>why the rotors must be replaced as part of getting new pads...
>Can anyone out there explain? Is there a cheaper alternative
I'm no mechanic, yet I've done all my own maintanace on my 84 4000 Q, and I
would just replace the pads with, say, metalmasters, and maybe the fluid.
The whole thing wouldn't cost more than $150. I didn't replace the front
rotors until about 120K and only spun the rears. The only reason I did
that, was because I was getting a slight bit of fad during intence braking
during auto-x. On the street they were more than adiquate. ---JCG.