Originally Posted by willwren
Generic drums and pads for the rear. NAPA is always safe. Good warranty also.
Powerslot rotors and raybestos ceramic pads up front. A couple internet sources for the Powerslots offer free shipping (slow, but free).
I've got an 0800 appointment at the local Les Schwab on Saturday.
Powerslots & Raybestos QS; new hoses; rebuilt calipers on the front.
"Whatever" shoes; new cylinders and hardware out back.
Not exactly cheap pricewise, but I don't do brakes; and the parts are top-notch.
I considered going to another place, and checked out two.
One was with all Raybestos parts at just over $800.00 !!!
There'* a few of these shops around, but not many.
The other was with some unknown parts I've never heard of before and the guy said "we've had good luck with these"... He wanted to have me show up, tear it down and decide what to do. The guy was knowledgable, and known to be honest, plus he had a nice shop. But something told me to keep checking. He said it would be around $400.00.
I went to Les Schwab and told them what willwren
said, and what I'd read on the different sites. The price was a compromise, and there are so many Les Scwhab stores around, I felt that this was a good move.
So, there we are then!