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Unread 03-12-2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Are brake rotors/drums usually sold singly or as pairs?

I need new rotors and drums and I'm pricing up different options including shipping some in from the US via Amazon or RockAuto - believe it or not that can often be a lot cheaper, even after shipping to the UK, than buying from the dealer here.

This might sound like a strange question, but are rotors and drums usually sold in pairs in the USA, or singly? In the UK, they're always sold as 2 items in one box, because of course you should never replace brake parts only on one side of an axle, so you always get 2 discs or 2 drums in the box.

E.g. has Raybestos drums up for $32 - will that be for a single drum or for a pair? They list the item weight as 4 pounds, but the shipping weight as 15 pounds, so that suggests that there are two drums in the box - unless they're adding 11 pounds of pure packaging for a single 4-pound drum? 7 pounds of packaging for two 4-pound drums sounds more realistic.

I did do a live chat with an Amazon CS agent, and they couldn't give me a definitive answer. Probably because the only information they've got is what is on the same webpage I was looking at.

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Unread 03-12-2012, 05:30 AM   #2
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Every rotor & drum I have ever purchased was sold as a single part. Each part number equalled one part.

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Unread 03-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
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I too have only ever seen them sold as a single part. Pads/shoes on the other hand come in "sets" (you would get 4 pads in a box if you were buying front pads for a Jeep).
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Unread 03-12-2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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Just did new rotors up per package. The pads and shoes (when I did my rear brakes) were a set.

a rear brake drum is more than 4 pounds, from what I remember. Not 15, but undoubtedly more than 4.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 05:37 PM   #5
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In the US drums and rotors are sold individually unless otherwise stated.
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