I call BS on the shop. Your pads and rotors should not be worn out at 30k miles. Take it to another shop, have them check it, and see what they say.
I just went with EBC Sport brakes. Drilled and slotted with EBC Red stuff pads, Fornts were $300 for parts, Rears I'll be doing this summer, but cost slightly less. I love the brakes, and the stopping distance has been cut by a third with the fronts alone...I took my car in for my 30k check-up and they told me i needed to replace my brake pads and rotors ASAP because my pads are worn and my rotors rusted. They wanted $900+ to replace all 4 pads and rotors.
Instead of paying $900 for OEM I figured I'd look into some nicer brakes that would hopefully last more than 30k miles. I've seen Rotora and a few other brands but I'm looking for the most bang for my buck without going to a big brake kit since I'm only on 16s.
Does anyone have any input?
I got them at AutoAccessoriesGarage.com - Auto Accessories, Car & Truck Accessories, Aftermarket Performance PartsBlackKnight:
Where did you order EBC brakes for $300 for the front? I couldn't find em for any less than $400 anywhere if I was reading correctly.
I would be careful with the red stuffs on the rear. I did a full swap to red stuff pads a while ago and the rears were completely worn with-in 8000 miles. No idea why or how as the calipers were fine and when I swapped to different pads they worked great.I plan on doing the backs this summer, but they can wait a little bit. there is practically no wear on them..
Check with Pasquale on Scion Life, He makes Stainless brake lines in Custom colors, Cheaper and better than what you can get comercially. You can see some Pics in this forum thread, and PM him for the prices. Tell him BlackKnight sent ya...Maybe I'll pick up some stainless steel braided brake lines, too.
Sounds like a great upgradeAlright, so with a few promo codes and after talking to Pasquale, I'm gonna be coming in at $634.97 + shipping for EBC Sport Slotted and Drilled Rotors, Rotora H2 Ceramic Brake Pads and custom braided stainless steel brake lines in black and blue. I have some Eastwood Caliper Paint sitting in my kitchen and with a little time and elbow grease, I'll have some brakes that look great and work beautifully!