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Old 11-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2008 outback 60K and just thought I d do all 4 pads and rotors as I do have a slight pulsing during high speed braking. My question is where to get best pricing. Would like OEM stuff or similar. Dealer wants $85 front pads, 85 rear pads, 85 front rotors, 85 rear rotors. Does that sound fair? Subaru online is almost the same plus shipping. NAPA? Suggestions. Thank you.
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have you inspected them? often the rears will last thru 2 front pad swaps - might depend on a lot of factors.

with admittedly small amount of personal experience, I think Centric gives you good value. Rotors are decent quality and PosiQuiet Ceramic pads are on par with OEM and much less expensive. I run those pads on my wife's outback. I'm definitely using them again. I have bought pads for my Subarus from RockAuto and from KNS Brakes. In the past, I've bought from local parts stores for other cars.

You might try a bedding-in procedure to see if it clears up the unevenness of your rotors. Being in the NE, you may need to be diligent about inspecting for corrosion and lubing sliding/moving parts. Permatex Ceramic brake lube was recommended to me and seems quite good.

read here; -Warped- Brake Disc and Other Myths

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i like this place cause it's oem and they give you not only shims but the hardware clips that go on the calipers as well... looking them up your front's $69, rears $72, and about $72 for the disc... it usually takes two days for shipping. if i order monday night, would get them wednesday ,thursday the latest... but it might be different since i am in nyc...http://subarupartsforyou.com... hope that helps
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I think OEM stuff is quite good - just pricey.

I have had luck in the past on getting my local dealer to match, and 'almost' match , prices from on-line dealers.

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/index.php and OEM Car Parts | Performance Car Parts | Fred Beans Parts Doylestown PA have served me well when I needed OEM parts. In fact, yesterday I got cyber monday free shipping on a coupla parts from fred beans.
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i like this place cause it's oem and they give you not only shims but the hardware clips that go on the calipers as well... looking them up your front's $69, rears $72, and about $72 for the disc... it usually takes two days for shipping. if i order monday night, would get them wednesday ,thursday the latest... but it might be different since i am in nyc...http://subarupartsforyou.com... hope that helps


$451 with shipping, sounds like alot, No? I did an online order but didn t submit, looks like no tax. FYI/ The dics are sold as singles.

BTW/dealer quoted $660 for the entire job.
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I'm a Wagner guy and buy from Amazon.
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I'm a Wagner guy and buy from Amazon.
I ll check that too, thanks.
NAPA quoted me $275 plus tax for Raylocs.. pads/rotors.

The question is/ Do you only get what you pay for? LOL
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if you ask for the cheapest ; hoses, belts, pads, plugs, etc. - almost any common 'consumable' on a car, you will get crap.
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Thanks all, I went with Amazon, Raybestos pads/rotors, professional grade on all. Free shipping, $250 w/tax.
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i normally buy just pads from them cause it includes the shims and other assorted hardware... the discs i get resurfaced...or buy from other online stores...
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