Are brakes really that expensive?

Are brakes really that expensive?

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LuS1fer

Original Poster:

37,810 posts

212 months

Friday 7th May 2004
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EVO say they were fleeced for 485 for new brake pads all round at a VXR dealer? Is this true? If so, you're all mad.

thorney

336 posts

227 months

Friday 7th May 2004
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Yeah a bit of a joke isn't it.

Andy M

3,749 posts

226 months

Friday 7th May 2004
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For that money they could have had Tarox G88 discs and Pagid RS14 pads - instead they have brakes that will give up at the mearest hint of some 'spirited' braking...

bengie

166 posts

230 months

Saturday 8th May 2004
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Yes, the brakes are that expensive, but the majority of that is labour charges.

The cost of the pads is not too far removed from the likes of EBC Green Stuff.

The amount VX charge for changing the pads is stupid. It takes 20 mins to change both sets of front pads, and not much more than 30/40 mins to do the rears.

I think that EVO do quite a lot of stuff by the book - like proper servicing, letting VX change the pads etc to give a representative view of cost of owning a particular car. This might not be fair on something like a VX220, where you can change the front pad very easily.

cheeky_chops

1,371 posts

218 months

Saturday 8th May 2004
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How they can charge that much without being arrested for robbery is a mystery!!

Benjie - sure they charge 200+ just for the pads! I fitted EBC greenstuff on each corner for about 65quid and as you say didnt take too long

Looking forward to his AMD zorst/ remap next month though

>> Edited by cheeky_chops on Saturday 8th May 18:27