Originally Posted by BillBost37
Sam...ever pay to have disc brakes done, there'* a true rip off!
Actually, I never did. Usually when my car needs brakes, I do the calipers/rotors/pads/drums/shoes/springs/wheel bearings all at once. I'm having some health issues right now, but my 13 yr old son does my brakes and oil changes now. I supervise, and he does the work.
I have fixed more things on my cars than mechanics have. That'* why it makes no sense that I would not do my own hub assembly. I'll do them now though..
It cost me around 300+ dollars to do the brakes/rotors, and a couple calipers on my Caprice. I used performance friction pads, and autospecialty rotors too, which aren't nearly as cheap as the basic brake parts available locally.. It has 4 wheel discs. My neighbor'* blazer has a similar setup, and parts are not any more expensive, but instead of paying my son and I to do the work, he paid 500 bucks per axle to get them done at the professionals. Only to ask me a week later why his brakes didn't feel right. I said I'd take it back to the guy who made all that money off of you...and by the way... that rear wheel'* got some brake fluid lookin stuff on the ground next to it.....
I was born in a poor family, and if we couldn't do our own repairs, we'd be as good as walkin' I learned from my Dad when I was a kid. I have done many things on cars, but nothing too hardcore. I don't rebuild engines or tranny'*, and I don't like some big engine jobs either. For things like the hub assembly, or brakes, I'll do the work myself. these are basic jobs and shouldn't demand such a high price.
Since finding this forum, I assume I'll be doing more jobs that would have been done by a mechanic for too much money. I also never got into modding any car until I joined a forum, and got the advice of so many people, and pros alike..