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I need your knowledge in terms of how much does it cost to replace the OEM brembo brake pads and the overall maintenance of it in a dealership. I heard from a friend that it will cost me around $6,200 CAD and that's too expensive. Please, I need help, this will be the first time I'm replacing the pads since I bought my 15' evo x, it's around 25,000km.
 

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pads only?
Go with a pad that goes with your driving style.
If its just pads I recommend you do the pads. It literally takes longer to remove the wheel than to replace the pads.
You need a hammer, blunt nail set, channel lock and a piece of cardboard to protect the calipers.
Also Whatever you go with make sure you bed them in the correct way or your just wasting brake money!
 

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Hi everyone,

I need your knowledge in terms of how much does it cost to replace the OEM brembo brake pads and the overall maintenance of it in a dealership. I heard from a friend that it will cost me around $6,200 CAD and that's too expensive. Please, I need help, this will be the first time I'm replacing the pads since I bought my 15' evo x, it's around 25,000km.
If anyone is charging you more than 600 bucks to do brakes on your car, get out. There isnt about anything on the car short of replacing all the hard lines and bleeding the ABS unit that would cost that much.

Do the job at home. You need a hammer, a small punch (I used an allen head 3/8ths socket), a small screwdriver/pry bar a toothbrush, brake cleaner, and brake caliper grease.

I used Syl-Glide, but the green permatex stuff is a good one to use as well. I took the time to literally polish each brake caliper after I got the pads out (5 mins each wheel, I shit you not) and I spent maybe 2 hours on my car. I had a lot of pad dust and fallout I wanted to clean out of there.
 

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I heard the same ridiculous cost from Carriage Mitsubishi in Gainesville, GA. I bought the rotors and pads and they STILL want to charge almost a $1000 to so this and perhaps bleed the system which they didn’t clarify. They said roughly $240 per axle. They are out of their minds...
 

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Wondering what happen to our PoorArts....

If we are talking just PADS, and if you replace them yourself, they should cost you no more than $300 (More in CAD). I use Stoptech pads, they are cheap, quite dusty and squeaky, but good enough for daily and last hell of a long time compare to stock.

For $6000, they better be a Brembo big brakes 6 pistons upgrades...:coffee:
 

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Go aftermarket. For an OEM replacement get Hawk perfromance streed pads or girodisk magic pads. Take it to any outside shop you wil probably save 4-5k
 

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Hi everyone,

I need your knowledge in terms of how much does it cost to replace the OEM brembo brake pads and the overall maintenance of it in a dealership. I heard from a friend that it will cost me around $6,200 CAD and that's too expensive. Please, I need help, this will be the first time I'm replacing the pads since I bought my 15' evo x, it's around 25,000km.
You could buy all new pads and rotors for all 4 corners, drive the car to me, pay me to change them all out, and drive back home for less than a 1/3rd of what they want to charge you.
 

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You could buy all new pads and rotors for all 4 corners, drive the car to me, pay me to change them all out, and drive back home for less than a 1/3rd of what they want to charge you.
Well, yes that is an absurd amount. But it probably is about right considering hes taking it to the dealer and they are quoting him for all OE stuff. Pricing out Brembo pads and rotors through the dealer will hurt.

OP, like everyone said, buy after market brakes. They will probably work better and cost a fraction of that price. And if you can learn to do it yourself, even better. Taking out the pads takes 2 mins.
 

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Well, yes that is an absurd amount. But it probably is about right considering hes taking it to the dealer and they are quoting him for all OE stuff. Pricing out Brembo pads and rotors through the dealer will hurt.

OP, like everyone said, buy after market brakes. They will probably work better and cost a fraction of that price. And if you can learn to do it yourself, even better. Taking out the pads takes 2 mins.
Take the trip, Ill show him how to do all that LOL
 

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I just got back from the dealership. Did my 55k service (car is at 47k).
Other than the fact they charged me for a brake service they didn't do. They gave me a quote on new brake pads and rotors for all 4 wheels.
OEM brake pads and rotors after taxes and install = $8,909... :O
A) This is absurdly high, is it not? I was thinking max $5k. (I mean $9k is a nice used car in itself.)
B) They quoted rotors, do these OEM Brembos wear out this quick? I havent had experience with brembo brakes before but the average math is rotors last twice the amount of the time pads do.
C) Are there any 2-piece aftermarket options out there that work just as well as the OEM?
All your help is appreciated! I am new to Evos, please bare with me.
 

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1. Yes that’s insane.
2. The pads that are on there will eat rotors pretty quickly. But you can probably still use the rotors. Don’t know without seeing them tho.
3. You can just order some from Girodisc. They will last and work just as long and just as well as OEM. They will have the pads too. If you don’t track the car, Magic pads or something will be fine. Lancer EVO X
 

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1. Yes that’s insane.
2. The pads that are on there will eat rotors pretty quickly. But you can probably still use the rotors. Don’t know without seeing them tho.
3. You can just order some from Girodisc. They will last and work just as long and just as well as OEM. They will have the pads too. If you don’t track the car, Magic pads or something will be fine. Lancer EVO X
Thank you so much ugakirk! I appreciate it.
I think I will see if I can get a second opinion from another mechanic on the rotors; just from what I've read on other forums and you saying there is a possibility I can still use the current rotors.
Do you have experience using Girodisc? The car is mostly a DD, but gets the occasional track drive and gets 'driven' harder on super windy roads. :) I want something that won't mess with the quality of braking as that is one of the great characteristics about this car.
 

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Girodisc rotors can do anything the OEM rotors can do. The Magic pads aren't as aggressive as the OE pads.. So they will be easier on the rotors and they are quieter. Just won't be good for a track day.
 

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So, I got the second opinion today. Apparently my back brakes are at 80% and my fronts need to be replaced.
Does it mess with drivability or braking if you put giros on the front and have the original OEMS on the back? (Basically, if your running two different brands.)
 
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