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Unread 09-30-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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How long for a brake job?

So I ordered up some new akebono calipers, rotors, and pads for the front and pads for the back. How long would I be looking to wait if I brought it to a shop?

I ask only because I've been getting a couple of different times and I want to see which one would be more accurate.

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Unread 09-30-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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So I ordered up some new akebono calipers, rotors, and pads for the front and pads for the back. How long would I be looking to wait if I brought it to a shop?

I ask only because I've been getting a couple of different times and I want to see which one would be more accurate.
Shouldn't take more than an hour and a half in a shop, or two hours in your driveway even if you've never done brakes before. It's really very easy, and you'll spend less on all the tools you need than you'll spend having it all done at a shop.
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I'd say 2-3 hours MAX
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Unread 09-30-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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Ya I called the local MIDAS but the guy was a complete tool. He started flipping out asking were I got the parts and if I talked to anyone about them. w/e

Hit up the local Pep Boys and they said just drop it in and they'll call me when its done. I think the guy said it was going to be like $60. Resonable?
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Ya, thats less than a hour labor charge.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 03:34 PM   #6
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Ya I called the local MIDAS but the guy was a complete tool. He started flipping out asking were I got the parts and if I talked to anyone about them. w/e

Hit up the local Pep Boys and they said just drop it in and they'll call me when its done. I think the guy said it was going to be like $60. Resonable?
Very reasonable, I doubt you'll find another price close to that.
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Hit up the local Pep Boys and they said just drop it in and they'll call me when its done. I think the guy said it was going to be like $60. Resonable?
Beware. Standard Pep Boys policy is to add 2.4 hours for a 4x4 brake job. This is to disassemble the front locking hubs and wheel bearings.

Which your WJ doesn't have/need!

But they'll try anyways!


Any shop should be able to look up the labor times in the book for "remove and replace front brake calipers". The time * the hourly rate should be what you pay - no more and no less. The time will cover the rotors and pads as well, since they all have to come off anyways. There is no guesswork. They can tell you exactly what it will cost ahead of time. Don't worry about how long it actually takes. An good mechanic will finish early. A less experienced one will take longer. You pay the same. That's "flat rate" billing.

I'd guess 1 to 1.5 hours.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 05:34 PM   #8
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Shop will probably charge you for about 2 hours. Standard going rate here, is about $85 an hour. Most places, will also charge you for a "brake flush" or fluid change, due to bleeding the brakes for the new calipers. A lot of places (here, atleast) won't install aftermarket parts due to them not being able to warranty them. Last shop I worked at wouldnt let us install anything that wasnt bought from us. Good luck!
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Well its not like its legit aftermarket. They are 02-04 OEM Jeep Akebono calipers, akebono ceramic pads and some rotor off tirerack.
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Some shops will also charge you for brining in your own parts. So they don't loose their markup.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 08:44 PM   #11
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$60 at Pep Boys is just about right: figure half an hour for doing what you describe in the front, and a leisurely half hour job for the rear pads, including driving it in and taking it back out.
I do my front pads in 20 minutes, and that's doing it down at the barn, with only basic air tools and a manual floor jack.
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It's such an easy job, why are you having a shop do it? It took me 2 hours to do the whole front including bleeding. The rear should only take ~30 mins or so. This is if you're by yourself, if you have an extra set of hand it should go by quicker.
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Well, brake are something I really don't want to learn with by myself. I have a buddy thats willing to help but they need to be done before the weekend.

Plus, $60 and about an hours wait isnt bad at all. I'm also thinking about having them weld my muffler to the tail section.
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So I ordered up some new akebono calipers, rotors, and pads for the front and pads for the back. How long would I be looking to wait if I brought it to a shop?

I ask only because I've been getting a couple of different times and I want to see which one would be more accurate.
super super easy

Unbolt put new calipers on put some CRC brakeQuiet on the pads bleed and your ready to go!
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