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Disc brakes and hubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85Blazernga, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. 85Blazernga

    85Blazernga Registered Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knew what a fair price would be to do the front brakes on my 85 K5. It has front discs and auto hubs. I know that everone is going to tell me to do them myself but I don't have the place or the time to do them. BTW, how many of yall are members of Georgia Bounty Runners in Atlanta? I am going to try to make the next meeting. Thanks for yalls help!

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  2. 85Blazernga

    85Blazernga Registered Member

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    Anybody?

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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Talk to Grim. I think he is a member. He also might know where in the Atlanta area you could take your rig to for service.

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    What do you mean by do the brakes? Replace the pads? If so I got mine redone for about $75. The place turned the rotors, greased and repacked the bearings, semi metalic pads. Seemed like a good deal to me when I compared then to some other places. I was like you no place to do them around my house that was level enough to jack up the Blazer.....

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  5. 85Blazernga

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    Yea, I just bought the truck and I want to make sure that I know the brakes are good. They feel fine but I want to make sure. Psychological thing I guess. My shop wanted to charge 225 bucks to turn the rotors and new pads. They said the auto hubs would run up the price.

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    it's not that hard. really. i am by no means a mechanic, but i will always do my brakes. the manuals (haynes for instance) will guide you step by step.
     
  7. bigjbear

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    GSB, Grim & I are both members of GBR. When you do that brake job you might want to consider ditching the auto hubs. If a place is charging more because of them then all the more reason to do the swap now. There is an honest mechanic in Marietta on Atlanta Road. The shop is across the street from the "airplane on a stick". I can't think of the name of the shop, but I go by it on the way to work. So when I go to work I will repost with the name and ph#. Also, if you can come up with the time I have the place to do your brakes. Just a thought, if you want to save a little money (I work for beer). If you are intrested send me an e-mail (jbear4x4@cs.com). One last thing as long as I am giving out free advice; When I did my breaks I used Performance Friction pads and they made a noticable difference.

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    Well if all you want to kow if they are ok. Most shops do a free check to see if they are ok. Granted you will find out more than your fair share of "what is wrong" in the shops eye. Also this is a prime time to get used to your new rig. Dont let the shop do it for you 'cause when you break it. You cant call a shop in the woods. I just cant come off without sounding like a parent can I.

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    GSB, the name of the shop is Floyd Jones Auto Repair. Several of the guys here at work who don't work on their own vehicals recommend the place.

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