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My 2006 V50 is in need of rear brakes and rotors says the dealer. <p>The dealer wants approx $510 to do this job. I am downtown Toronto.<p>Is this crazy expensive and if so where do you guys take your car to get worked on?<p>Thanks!
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Where to get done? (mattypV50)

That sounds a little high. I think rotors go for about $65USD each, and pads should be around $75USD for the set of 4.<p>Pads:<br><A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=69_70&products_id=302" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...d=302</A><p>Rotors:<br><A HREF="http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/201A1434.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/201A1434.aspx</A><p>Brakes are the easiest thing to do yourself next to an oil change.<p>Read the how-to's in the stickey and see how easy it is. You could probably do it in 1-2hrs with no experience.
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Where to get done? (mattypV50)

i have a T5 S40 2006 black (25k)and from Markham, me too, i have to change the pads and disk rear. let me know how it goes for you, if ill do mine, ill let you know. i might bring it to a private mechanic in Markham how does a lot cheaper. ill buy the parts from my dealer in Unionville Markham.<p>cheers
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Where to get done? (mattypV50)

Check these guys out. They use to work on my VDUB but they deal with Volvo aswell. <br>Euroline Performance<br>173 Lakeshore Road East<br>Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 4T9<br>CANADA<p>905.271.0104 Ask for Alex. <p>The price you got from the dealer is insane. You might aswell get some Brembo rotors and Carbon cavlar pads for that kind of cash. <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Where to get done? (T5VS40)

I just got doing my brakes myself and it is pretty easy... Ran into a few kinks along the way but over all I'd say it's a 2 out of 5 as far as ease goes! I paid $175 for a full set of pads. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5VS40</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Check these guys out. They use to work on my VDUB but they deal with Volvo aswell. <br>Euroline Performance<br>173 Lakeshore Road East<br>Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 4T9<br>CANADA<p>905.271.0104 Ask for Alex. <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>They're good, but pricey. Try Cross Avenue Auto in Oakville and ask for Sam.
 

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Check this out: <br><A HREF="http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/cto/1319164176.html" TARGET="_blank">http://toronto.en.craigslist.c....html</A><p>Affordable brake service at our new location. Our shop specializes in Saab, Volvo and other European makes and models. Currently we have great deals on brake and suspension parts and repairs. <p>Brake Pad Set (Front/Rear) - under $30 (premium quality)/under $65 (OEM) <br>Brake Discs Set (Front/Rear) - under $60 for any make/model <br>Installation (pad/disc set) - $50 Flat rate <p>Example: <br>Front Brake Pad Set ($30) + Installation ($50) = $80 <p>If you are interested in just parts, we sell parts at wholesale prices, so email or call anytime. <p>WOLFSBURG MOTORS <br>416-827-3629 <br>North York, Toronto <br>M3J 2B9
 

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Re: Rear Brakes - Where to get done? (mattypV50)

You can get OEM pads from a NAPA dealer, around $80 CAD IIRC, that's what I paid in Ottawa. <p>Changing rear brake pads isn't too difficult, any corner shop can do it, so can you.<p>I would question the need to change the rear rotors.... What are they saying? Are they warped? I would be very surprised if they are too thin, the rear brakes have a fairly easy life (unless you are hard on your brakes).
 
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