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Offline GeeWhiz

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Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
« on: August 20, 2021, 12:32:33 pm »
Hi all, new here.

Recently had an MOT done and they've flagged my brakes pads and brake discs. They priced it all at £1,349 parts and £1,734 fitted and I feel that this is steep. I believe they are Brembo. Am I wrong to think that this is steep?

Cheers all.

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    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
    « Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 01:35:31 pm »
    Hi and welcome to Abarthisti GeeWhiz  :wave:

    What model Abarth do you have?

    Offline GeeWhiz

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    Re: Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
    « Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 04:59:01 pm »
    Hi and welcome to Abarthisti GeeWhiz  :wave:

    What model Abarth do you have?

    Hi  :wave:

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    It is a Competizione 16plate pre-facelift.

    Offline 124Abarthreplica

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    Re: Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
    « Reply #3 on: August 21, 2021, 08:54:46 am »
    I've moved you to the 500 section :)

    Does your car have 4 pot Brembos' and floating discs' on the front?

    Offline ayassini

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    Re: Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
    « Reply #4 on: September 01, 2021, 09:45:53 am »
    Hi,

    I had a similar quote from the dealer and they provided me with the part numbers, so I could source them myself.

    Mine were Brembo drilled for the 595 50th Ani. and ordered them from Autodoc, original Brembos for £450 and the dealer charged another £150 to fit. Saved over £750!

    Just enter the part number into the Autodoc app and hey presto!

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
    « Reply #5 on: November 20, 2021, 09:19:43 am »
    £1,734  is a lot of money.  A brake job is one of the easiest things you can do on most cars, including your Fiat. New rotors and pads are available to suit your driving style, mild, performance, or race with prices to match.  Do some research and pick a set of rotors and pads to suit your style.

    You need a jack and some ordinary hand tools for this job.  Nothing fancy. You certainly don't need a lift, an impact wrench, or even a torque wrench.  There are plenty of of videos available to show you how to do it. 

    If you're completely helpless when it comes to turning a wrench, hire the 16 year old kid in your neighborhood to help you do the job.  Toss him 100 pounds and you'll both be happy. 

    The job is not rocket science.

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    Re: Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
    « Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 03:34:15 pm »
    £1,734  is a lot of money.  A brake job is one of the easiest things you can do on most cars, including your Fiat. New rotors and pads are available to suit your driving style, mild, performance, or race with prices to match.  Do some research and pick a set of rotors and pads to suit your style.

    You need a jack and some ordinary hand tools for this job.  Nothing fancy. You certainly don't need a lift, an impact wrench, or even a torque wrench.  There are plenty of of videos available to show you how to do it. 

    If you're completely helpless when it comes to turning a wrench, hire the 16 year old kid in your neighborhood to help you do the job.  Toss him 100 pounds and you'll both be happy. 

    The job is not rocket science.

    Sorry to butt in here but I just wanted to ask from a learning point of view so on the Abarth 595 which jobs would you say are easy to do yourself?

    So far my list is:

    Air Filter (easy)
    Pollen Filter (awkward but not impossible)
    Brakes

    Offline maple

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    Re: Brakes Pads and Brake Discs Change Price?
    « Reply #7 on: November 25, 2021, 03:43:50 pm »
    After checking with the dealer I usually Euro Car Parts for the exact same parts to see if there's much difference.

    Here this is the website https://www.eurocarparts.com/

    If you put the reg in and select brakes it'll tell you what's available and for mine I get two different Brembo sets although both a lot cheaper than what your dealers charging you. So in this case I would recommend to shop around.