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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #1
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Old parts worth anything?

I am moving this week and don't want to move some of the old parts that I have collected. Before I junk them, I'm curious whether or not they are worth any money, either through private sale or a rebuild company? Specifically, I'm thinking about my old brake rotors (45k miles) and my old steering gear (38k miles). Parts are off of my 2006 LJ Rubi and were replaced during upgrades.

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Unread 06-10-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I don't know many people that would install used oem rotors but the steering gear is worth selling, or keeping as a trail spare.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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I don't know many people that would install used oem rotors but the steering gear is worth selling, or keeping as a trail spare.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Well for the brake rotors have them turned and use them for your next brake job. Then do the same for your current rotors.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. Old rotors were in good shape, but I upgraded to Centric with Black Magic pads. Old ones won't be going back on. Would they even be any value as scrap steel? I just feel weird putting them in a dumpster.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #6
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If it is not worth your time to junk them at least put them out on the curb for a few days.
Not sure of your area but around here there are people that will pick them up and turn them in for scrap.
It may just be me but I would rather see them turned in for scrap rather than go to the landfill.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #7
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Recycle them please. Make new out of old.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #8
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Stick them on the curb. If they don't get picked up in a day, put an ad on Craigslist saying free curb alert. Can almost garuntee if you do that they will be gone in an hour
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Unread 06-11-2013, 03:39 PM   #9
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Stick them on the curb. If they don't get picked up in a day, put an ad on Craigslist saying free curb alert. Can almost garuntee if you do that they will be gone in an hour
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Or talk to your friends to see if they know anybody who scraps. I've got a guy who takes all my old parts: water pump, carb, sway bar, you name it.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 02:45 AM   #10
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A lot of auto part store employees scrap metal. Maybe just walk into your favorite store and ask the desk person if they want or know of anyone who wants a set of used rotors.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #11
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Keep the steering for sure. What other parts do you have? You can definitely sell the stock coil springs if you still have them. I have an 06 LJ Rubicon and I sold my stock springs for $75. They are great for 4cyl guys or anyone with sagging springs because an automatic, dual top, rubicon LJ has springs with the stiffest spring rate from factory. You can check if they still have the tag on the spring...it should say 130AA fronts and 6AA rears
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Unread 06-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #12
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Old Rotors are perfect for boat anchors. I know a few spots where i go fishing alot where it is really easy to get a anchor stuck and have to cut the line. It is alot easier to cut off a anchor made of 2 rotors rather then cut off a $200 dollar anchor.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #13
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I've sold all sorts of used parts on CL, the classifieds here, etc... People break their Jeeps and need cheap parts. You loose nothing in posting them. I usually go about half of the new part and see what happens. I have been surprised at what has sold.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:43 PM   #14
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If it is not worth your time to junk them at least put them out on the curb for a few days.
Not sure of your area but around here there are people that will pick them up and turn them in for scrap.
It may just be me but I would rather see them turned in for scrap rather than go to the landfill.
Yes, please recycle, the curb option is the easiest depending on where you live. I often put items on the curb and it gets picked fairly quickly. Landfill is the VERY last resort.

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Unread 06-18-2013, 08:09 AM   #15
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Hey everybody. The last week has been crazy for me between work and moving so I hadn't gotten around to replying to this thread. I ended up recycling the rotors and keeping the steering box. Rotors weighed 60lbs and were worth $5. I probably made a little less than a dollar after the gas to get there, but I feel better knowing that I didn't put them in a junk yard.
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