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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2001, 03:03 PM
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Recommend Rear Brakes

It is time to have the rear brakes replaced. Any recommendations for a good set of performance pads?
Does $500 for parts (a PA 2" lift kit) and labor sound good for a body lift?

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Re: Recommend Rear Brakes

<font face="Comic Sans MS">Not sure about the brake question, but I don't think you need to pay for labor for the bodylift. It's not too hard to do if you have a floor jack and a free weekend (just to be sure you'll have time to take your time and work through it so you don't forget anything).

Even if you don't have a floor jack, I'd recommend just getting one, if at all possible rather than paying someone to do it. That tends to be how I justify buying tools on a project, look at what the tools will cost and if it's still less than the cost of labor (or if it's something i have to use periodically) then I'll choose the tools over paying someone for it.

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Re: Recommend Rear Brakes

$500 OUCH!!! Think it this way.. Bodylift is around $100.. Jar of Vaseline is $5 or so right? So they are reaming you $395.. I agree with the Sandman, get a $100 3 ton jack, $30 jack stands, a keg of beer and save the $200 for other tools or a down on an air tank!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Tell your friends you got a keg and when they get there tell them they need to help install to drink..


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Re: Recommend Rear Brakes

Yep! Weazles' right! That's a reaming for any install on a body lift! I could see on a Suburban or something HUGE like that maybe! You can always lure your unsuspecting friends over for pizza&beer, then hand them a tool when they get there! Works every time! There's always a need for a good floor jack & jackstands! As for the brakepads, I always use either Performance Friction or those "quiet stop" ones from Raybestos. Usually the higher priced ones-to a degree are better. ACDelco also offers Durastop pads and HP rotors for S-10s. Don't know about pricing though. I plan on doing a SSB rear disc conversion on my S-10 soon, the 9" drums don't cut it! Not to bad for $500 either. Good luck.
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