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I understand that most folks here at NAGTROC are probably well off financially but 8K for a brake change is completely unreasonable. You didnt get wealthy writing checks so what is your solution to Nissan's outrageous maintenance fees for routine stuff like brakes? Just curious as I hope to be a GTR owner in the near future.
 

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I remember reading about the GTR on edmunds when nissan let them borrow it. as soon as i heard 8k brake job i said to myself "maybe i should get an m3 instead." GTR has way better after market options for much cheaper. you will be looking at around 3k tops. I have seen some brand new in the box OEM brembo rotors and pads for all four wheels go for $2500 or less shipped more than a few times.
 

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Very nice guys, I appreciate the info. I currently own a 370z and its all DIY for me so maybe it will be business as usual for the GTR then.
 

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My dealer takes good care of me...San Leandro rocks!
 

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There are lots of myths about this car, this is one. Yes the dealers charge a ton, but there are lots of adtermarket options for much much less.
 

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I got mine brake swap out with j hook AP and me20 brake pad with motul brake fluid with labor, 3300.
 

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The labor at the dealer shouldn't be much since all they do is swap parts.
 

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Yeah I'd suggest learning to do it yourself. I'm sure there's plenty of info on the forums so that you can save yourself the BS cost of labor. WAY overpriced at 8k.
 

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Very nice guys, I appreciate the info. I currently own a 370z and its all DIY for me so maybe it will be business as usual for the GTR then.
If I want, I can swap my street pads to track pads in about 30 minutes. The GT-R is one of the easiest cars to change the pads on. The rear rotors shouldn't need to be replaced for a long time, so you can swap out the front rotors only if you need to. Especially if you do not track the car. 51k miles here and still on the original rear rotors. 5-6 track days so far I believe.
 

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If I want, I can swap my street pads to track pads in about 30 minutes. The GT-R is one of the easiest cars to change the pads on. The rear rotors shouldn't need to be replaced for a long time, so you can swap out the front rotors only if you need to. Especially if you do not track the car. 51k miles here and still on the original rear rotors. 5-6 track days so far I believe.
This is a huge relief to hear seriously. \Thanks to everyone for your replies.
 

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$1,195.65 Front AP Curved vane rotors
$1,195.65 Rear AP Curved vane rotors

For a good street/light track pad
http://www.stillen.com/product.asp?id=FERPADSGTR&c=BR&year=2009&make=NISSAN&model=GT-R
$401.31 - Ferodo DS2500 front
$206.63 - Ferodo DS2500 rear

For the lines we have :

$314.79 for the normal lines
$333.11 for the black coated Phantom Lines - http://www.stillen.com/product.asp?id=GDRLINES02&c=BR&year=2010&make=NISSAN&model=GT-R
Brake fluid - I like the AP PRF 608 for the GT-R, as its a big heavy car.

$28.99 x3 for a Flush/Bleed http://www.stillen.com/product.asp?id=APRBF01&c=BR&r=&b=&m=all

Nissan GT-R buyers guide
http://www.2009gtr.com/2010/12/used-nissan-gt-r-buyers-guide-2009-2011.html
 

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^ what normal lines are $314??? Because just about anywhere you look Goodridge lines are around $200 or less
 

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^ what normal lines are $314??? Because just about anywhere you look Goodridge lines are around $200 or less
Not the coated steel braided lines. They have an extra jacket on them for protection against abrasion.
 

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So goodridge makes more then 1 set of normal lines?? as i have only ever seen the normal SS and the Phantom black lines
Yes they do. STILLEN specifies our "normal" lines to be the more expensive coated option.
 
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