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#21 shawnhayes Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

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View PostDoug@WGP, on 25 April 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

Typically it's 4hrs @ 90.  the 6hrs comes into play when we have to assemble hats, bleed, etc.

Four hours at $90 CHARGE is reasonable to make sure the job is done perfectly well, but I certainly don't think your techs are really taking four hours.  That is reasonable at $90 per corner.

Disassembly and reassembly of hats is indeed tedious, so if that's what you mean by taking that long okay, and I take any meanness I projected back.  But, if at $100/hour, 6 hours for a rotor/pad changeout and a brake bleed (without hats) seems excessive.

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#22 HighlanderD Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

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#23 theeddie Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:24 PM

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I just did all 4 of mine in 40 min.   brake pad swap only. would of been 30 min but i couldn't get to the center jack point on the front

super easy to change.

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#24 ty423 Posted 26 April 2013 - 04:05 AM

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View Posttheeddie, on 25 April 2013 - 09:24 PM, said:

I just did all 4 of mine in 40 min.   brake pad swap only. would of been 30 min but i couldn't get to the center jack point on the front

super easy to change.

Just doing pads is a lot easier than doing a full on brake job.   This car is a little different.   There are a few more bolts than your regular caliper bolts you need to take off especially in the fronts.   I think it took me about 1hr a corner and then add on the procedure to lift the car with floor jacks and jackstands.  Bleeding would be atleast another hour.  so 6 hours doesn't seem too off to me.

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#25 STIITS Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:52 PM

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The removing of the calipers I believe is the most time consuming....



#26 theeddie Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

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an hour per side with hats.
2.5/hr with bleed, rotors -no hat change
hour for pad only swap.
would seem like a fair deal in my mind, but i'm a very efficient wrench-er,

shops can make up time because of the use of lifts, air tools and efficiency. If a shop tried to charge me 6 hours for a brake job, i would laugh at them turn around and walk out laughing as i went to my car.

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#27 shawnhayes Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:16 PM

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View PostSTIITS, on 26 April 2013 - 01:52 PM, said:

The removing of the calipers I believe is the most time consuming....

Two bolts, 10 mm hex driver.  Unless you don't have strength/torque to do it, or if it's your first time, it takes very little time.  Maybe 10 min max. First timers, 30 getting down the details.

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#28 bhk1004 Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

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hmmmm just went to my shop to see how many hours of labor itll take to swap in steel braided lines, possibly resurfacing my rotors, pads, and new fluids. they said 3 hours tops. but should be finished in 2-2.5 hours. the bleeding was the longest at around 1 hour by itself. lets hope they keep to the timeline next week.



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#30 Tim1137 Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

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Doug do you pay your tech(s) hourly or flat rate?

At my dealership, we charge 2 hours per axle so 4 hours is fair in my book, although us technically inclined people know it doesn't take that long, its not only about the physical time it takes.


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#31 HighlanderD Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

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View PostTim1137, on 29 April 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

Doug do you pay your tech(s) hourly or flat rate?

At my dealership, we charge 2 hours per axle so 4 hours is fair in my book, although us technically inclined people know it doesn't take that long, its not only about the physical time it takes.

I pay them hourly.  I find they work more carefully when I do it this way as opposed to them slapping something together in a couple hours so they can get "something for nothing."




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#32 TheHitman™ Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:27 AM

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I do it with my friends. It takes about 3 hours to do all 4 rotors and pads. Also if you just daily drive the car you do not need to change to stainless steel brake lines and depending on your mileage and look of your rotors you shouldn't need rotors either.


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#33 shawnhayes Posted 30 April 2013 - 04:16 PM

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View PostTheHitman™, on 30 April 2013 - 04:27 AM, said:

I do it with my friends. It takes about 3 hours to do all 4 rotors and pads. Also if you just daily drive the car you do not need to change to stainless steel brake lines and depending on your mileage and look of your rotors you shouldn't need rotors either.

The 2009's had soft brake lines by comparison to the later models.  Even Nissan upgraded them.

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#34 TheHitman™ Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:47 AM

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View Postshawnhayes, on 30 April 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:

The 2009's had soft brake lines by comparison to the later models.  Even Nissan upgraded them.

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For a daily driven car it shouldn't be that much of an issue.


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#35 shawnhayes Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:55 AM

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View PostTheHitman™, on 01 May 2013 - 02:47 AM, said:

For a daily driven car it shouldn't be that much of an issue.

1000% agree, but if you're going to track it, I'd suggest at least the later Nissan lines.  Somebody on here who has upgraded to stainless will have some laying around.

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#36 ModFreaksGTR Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:04 AM

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View Postshawnhayes, on 30 April 2013 - 04:16 PM, said:


The 2009's had soft brake lines by comparison to the later models.  Even Nissan upgraded them.

Shawn

FML!!!! There's always something to be upgraded on my 09. Thanks for the info Shawn. I had had no clue about the brake lines being updated on later models. Only makes sense as the car evolves I guess.


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