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Old 11-05-2018, 05:04 PM   #1
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Brake Cost

I need rear pads in my ‘95 Dolphin & estimates have run from $400.00 to “around” $1,000.00. Has anyone had this done lately? Any thoughts on an average cost? Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:19 PM   #2
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Are they pads or are they brake shoes? Neither are hard to change provided you have the means to lift the dual wheels. Back in the 70's I did my share of school bus brakes ( my second job) we had to rivet new linings onto the shoes. Oh the fun of it.

I think its a bit high. $400 might be close but in my opinion $1000 is way out of bounds. For $1000 I would buy the tools and do it myself.
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I need rear pads in my ‘95 Dolphin & estimates have run from $400.00 to “around” $1,000.00. Has anyone had this done lately? Any thoughts on an average cost? Thanks.
What chassis is your Dolphin on? I have a 95 Dolphin 434 on a F53 chassis and at 76,000 miles the pads show very little wear
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It’s on an Oshkosh chassis, don’t know the model #. I was cautious, too as we only have 115,000 miles on it, but the recommendation came from a very trusted shop.
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Different drivers will have different brake wear.

Until the wheels are off, the shop won't know how many other items will need replacing.
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:15 PM   #6
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If it is as you say, a very trusted shop, I would trust that estimate. With shop hourly rates of 100+ dollars per hour and parts needs not known till after teardown, total costs can mount up. I would also have the brake hydraulic system flushed and new fluid installed.
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