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So my brakes need to be changed and I figured I would look around and comparison shop for the best price, as anyone should. I call one of the local Stealerships in the NOVA area (Fair **cough** fax) and I get quoted a "Special Deal" pricing this week only of $175/ea a set for pads only. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> I also get a quote for labor (not that I would because I can do it myself for free <I>and</I> I get to drink on the job) of said pads for $270-280. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> Cheers to you my good Stealership, you shall not be having any of my hard earned $$ anytime soon.
 

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Re: Brake Special My.... (MightyQ)

Damn boy let me check how much here brother
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MightyQ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So my brakes need to be changed and I figured I would look around and comparison shop for the best price, as anyone should. I call one of the local Stealerships in the NOVA area (Fair **cough** fax) and I get quoted a "Special Deal" pricing this week only of $175/ea a set for pads only. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> I also get a quote for labor (not that I would because I can do it myself for free <I>and</I> I get to drink on the job) of said pads for $270-280. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> Cheers to you my good Stealership, you shall not be having any of my hard earned $$ anytime soon.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>For Sh1ts and grins I went to Don Buyer Dulles for that and they quoted me an even more expensive quote.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JDuB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I about due, did you manage to find a good set of pads for cheap?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>IPD has them in stock for the R, front and rear for $199.05. I'm going to order from them for that price and do the install myself.
 

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the dealers are such a rip off!<p>I went to get an alignment priced out - they wanted 125$, but said they had a coupon available to bring it to 95$.<p>I called another local dealer and got the alignment done for 60$.<p>sorry for the derailment!
 

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Re: Brake Special My.... (MightyQ)

Both of the stealerships in St. Louis pulled the same stunt with me. I guess they figure since you have an R, they can charge you twice as much. So, I went to <A HREF="http://www.tascavolvoparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tascavolvoparts.com</A>, bought the pads, took them down to my local independent who charged me $80 labor to put them in and saved a big wad of change.
 

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Im still going to recommend the Hawk HPS we installed a few weeks ago... they are awesome, i can come and assist when you do it, and i will even bring beer this time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My EBC Redstuff pads were about $225 shipped (front and rear) from autocom.com. So far I give em <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I like the hawk ceramic. They stop as well as oem, but I don't notice any dust worth mentioning. I get to bleed my brakes this summer, and luckily the SS lines are en route.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Both of the stealerships in St. Louis pulled the same stunt with me. I guess they figure since you have an R, they can charge you twice as much. So, I went to <A HREF="http://www.tascavolvoparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tascavolvoparts.com</A>, bought the pads, took them down to my local independent who charged me $80 labor to put them in and saved a big wad of change.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Great site. Assuming these are the same OEM part, you can get front and rears for the same price that IPD sells just the fronts...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BeerEngineer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like the hawk ceramic. They stop as well as oem, but I don't notice any dust worth mentioning. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Trust me, if you exceed the MOT of those Hawks (applies to the HPS and HP+ as well) you will have pretty much NO brakes. In this regard, the OEMs are much better as they fall off much more gradually. <A HREF="http://zeckhausen.com/Volvo/S60R.htm" TARGET="_blank">REFERENCE.</A> Of course if you drive like a grandma, don't worry. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Both of the stealerships in St. Louis pulled the same stunt with me. I guess they figure since you have an R, they can charge you twice as much. So, I went to <A HREF="http://www.tascavolvoparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tascavolvoparts.com</A>, bought the pads, took them down to my local independent who charged me $80 labor to put them in and saved a big wad of change.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You still wasted $80 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> If you can take a wheel off and use a hammer, you can do them yourself in 30 minutes.
 

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Re: Brake Special My.... (JDuB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JDuB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great site. Assuming these are the same OEM part, you can get front and rears for the same price that IPD sells just the fronts...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep they're OEM. Tasca folks are very nice to deal with and usually your order arrives in just a few days. I find their prices to be the best anywhere, so it's a no-brainer for me.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Warpedcow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Trust me, if you exceed the MOT of those Hawks (applies to the HPS and HP+ as well) you will have pretty much NO brakes. In this regard, the OEMs are much better as they fall off much more gradually. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, I've had them in for a year, and I don't track, so it shouldn't be an issue.<p>On a related note, what brake fluid should I use once my SS brake lines come in? Will any brand of DOT3 be fine? Recommendations? Already considering the MityVac.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BeerEngineer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> Will any brand of DOT3 be fine?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My car takes DOT4, it says so on the cap of the reservoir<p>on a related note<p>can anyone rate my pads? 0-100% life left<br><IMG SRC="http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee213/fortiz80/brakepad2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee213/fortiz80/brakepad1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My car takes DOT4, it says so on the cap of the reservoir<p>on a related note<p>can anyone rate my pads? 0-100% life left</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hard to tell % wise but definitely under 25% if not lower.
 

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Re: Brake Special My.... (scootss60)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Both of the stealerships in St. Louis pulled the same stunt with me. I guess they figure since you have an R, they can charge you twice as much. So, I went to <A HREF="http://www.tascavolvoparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tascavolvoparts.com</A>, bought the pads, took them down to my local independent who charged me $80 labor to put them in and saved a big wad of change.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>1) Stealership Front Pad Set - (on sale <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> ) $175<br>2) Stealership Rear Pad Set - (again on sale <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> ) $175<br>3) Installation Quote - $280 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>OEM F/R Pads ordered from <A HREF="http://www.tascavolvoparts.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tascavolvoparts.com</A> for $160<br>PRICELESS!! W/the satisfaction of doing the job myself, besides I get to drink while on the job. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: Brake Special My.... (MightyQ)

If you really want to save some money, price out some Acura TL pads with Brembos. I've see pads on clearance recently for $15 at some online discounter. And yes they were the Brembo style pads.<br>Here is one on a quick search for $58 <A HREF="http://www.car-stuff.com/carparts/acuratl20042004beckarnley087-1713310064.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.car-stuff.com/carpa....html</A> <br>Granted, I would only buy Volvo pads for my vehicle but others may want to save a buck or hundred.
 
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