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Old 04-11-2019, 07:41 AM   #29
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Well, I am NOT rhagfo.
Fair enough. Didn't pay attention to the fact that another jumped in the conversation.

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I can't remember exactly but I was pleasantly supprised that it wasn't much more than a standard break job and that was with ceramic pads. Guessing here but $200-300
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Fair enough. Didn't pay attention to the fact that another jumped in the conversation.

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Well I am Rhagfo, first to KdAuto sorry you needed to take the heat meant for me!



To Gigattime, it is my feeling that 40,000 miles is way too soon to need new rear brakes on even a 3500 DRW. To me I want to know why the pads failed so soon.
I have been turning my own wrenches for 50+ years. In the beginning as a cost saving measure, now days it is stress relief.
When I do a brake job, I don't want just better than it was, I want like new. So I will rebuild calipers and have rotors turned.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:23 PM   #32
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To Gigattime, it is my feeling that 40,000 miles is way too soon to need new rear brakes on even a 3500 DRW. To me I want to know why the pads failed so soon.
I have been turning my own wrenches for 50+ years. In the beginning as a cost saving measure, now days it is stress relief.
When I do a brake job, I don't want just better than it was, I want like new. So I will rebuild calipers and have rotors turned.
It's fine, I can take it. I deal with cheap customers rather quick, I don't argue with DIYers that feel they have more mechanical knowledge than me with 34 years experience. My stuff works fine.

I don't even machine rotors anymore. Last time I did,ironically, it was a test for my own dually in the front. Machining was a very temporary patch and pedal pulsation was in full force and more within 4000 km, right midway on our epic boondocking trip. As soon as I got home I ordered new vented/crossdrilled rotors and heavy duty pads. The heck with Ceramics on my truck, it's not a trailer queen.

Calipers...I don't rebuild tham but they get inspected and scrutinized at each brake job. Lube all pins and slides, brakes bled and flushed. Chrysler (FCA) phenolic caliper pistons are a tossup. They can look fine and seize up anyway. I recommend replacement when they get past 160 000km (100 000 miles) on a brake job. Customer's call, they pay if brake wear funny and they refused.
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Not sure why you are asking here. Talk to two or three of your local garages and ask them.
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Just wondering what kind of cost i am looking at. need to have rear brakes replaced on my 1 ton dually. 2013 chevy duramax. i have less than 40 ,000. miles. but like to be fafe when pulling my trailer.
I guess that I would suggest that you shop around and get some price quotes. I have no idea what the condition of you braking system is. Do the wheel cylinders need to be replaced? Do the discs need to be turned? What condition are the bearings in? What quality of pads do you want to use.
It would be the same as me asking everyone how much it will cost me to fill up when Iím empty. How big is you tank? Regular, premium, or diesel? Do you have an auxiliary tank? How would anyone know?
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You tow heavy most of time will surprise you how fast the brakes go out. Been there
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Just wondering what kind of cost i am looking at. need to have rear brakes replaced on my 1 ton dually. 2013 chevy duramax. i have less than 40 ,000. miles. but like to be fafe when pulling my trailer.
I have a 2005 Silverado and yours, while maybe a little different, isnt so much so that I can't comment. Before I would decide to replace the brakes I would have a trusted mechanic check them out. I say "trusted" because the local tire shop or the dealer will almost always sell you something if at all possible. That said, I have about 115K on my truck and the brakes ar no where near needing replacement. When I was at about the 50K mark I inspected the brakes and found them to be almost new. At my next oil change I asked the dealers service advisor about them and when they should need replacement. He told me strait up that most of these trucks go 150K before needing brakes. I tow a 39 foot 5er.
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Brakes on dually.

I just replace front rotors and pads and rear pads on my 2011 F350. Good reliable shop; total bill was just over $800. More than my previous vehicles but well worth the cost.
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You should not need brakes at 40K miles. My F450 went over 120K towing an 18K pound 5er before I replaced the brakes & they still had 10-15K miles left on the pads, but I had it in for other work, so had them done.
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Who told you need new brakes?
Did you take it to GM Dealer?
I have owned 3 GM Dually with rear disc brakes
None needed rear brakes at that low mileage maybe around 100,000
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My work dodge just got the rear brakes done at 85k. I was suprised how long they lasted. I also feel like 800 for 2 rotors and pads on 4 wheels is robbery if tats all they did. Id say 2 hrs to do that job with hand tools on the ground.
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My work dodge just got the rear brakes done at 85k. I was suprised how long they lasted. I also feel like 800 for 2 rotors and pads on 4 wheels is robbery if tats all they did. Id say 2 hrs to do that job with hand tools on the ground.
I have not checked for that make and model but I feel it's too cheap! There are 30$ cheapo brake pads on fleabay and there are "real" brake pads that will cost 125$-200$ or more a set. Which would you trust in a panic stop with a total weight of 20 000 lbs?

OE brake pads for my truck are well over 250$ a set but they were still at 10.5mm thickness all around with 160 000 km and 50 to 60% of it towing.

Rotors on a 1 ton are not 30$ apiece.

I get pissed off when people feel all mechanics and garages are ripoff artists. Plumbers charge 90 to 120 bills an hour but when a mechanic or repair shop asks 80 or 90 and has to have 150-200k worth of tooling just to start we are con artists? Ridiculous.
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