Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
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I just replaced all 4 corners- rotors and pads on my '01 Discovery. I had never done a brake job before and was surprised at how easy it was with only 4 bolts per corner. And dirty!! (the tricks are a phillips impact driver for the set screws, Brakleen spray, WD40 and leverage for the caliper bolts, the correct 12 pt sockets, and great advice on compressing the pistons) I spent $323 including shipping for Magnum Rotors, Akebono front pads and Mintek rear pads. All were purchased through eBay and delivered in 4 days. The job took about 3 hours and would have been less but for several frozen bolts (WD40, patience, leverage). No blood!
The local estimates were $900-$1200! BRAKES PLUS had a $27 "EUROPEAN vehicle labor charge" %#&^*#$$?
After about 30 miles of in-town driving, everything is great! Knock on wood...