I am in Seabrook,NH 1 mile north of the Massachusetts state line 2 miles in
from the Atlantic Ocean. The dealer is Foss Motors in Exeter,NH,where I
You sure you don't want to revise your numbers?
Actually, it depends on how/where it is driven. I have seen the same
vehicle driven for 80K miles with the OEM brakes and rotors before there is
a need for replacement. Others have only gone 25K. Assuming the brakes and
rotors are consistent from vehicle to vehicle, that leaves on one
variable.... the driver! Don't forget the driver!
The only problem with that theory is that after I replaced them (pads) with
aftermarket at 26,000, I drove another 70,000 with no problem and while I
admit that I tend to drive it more like a car than a truck, my driving style
did not change after replacing the factory set and yet, 3 times the mileage.
It seems that once again, Dodge sacrifices quality or endurance for a few
extra dollars profit.
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
"Mike Simmons" < email@example.com> wrote in message
It would seem that DC is trying to improve things. Before I bought the SRT,
I checked for recalls and took a look at what was out for TSB's. One caught
my attention: #05-006-06. It say's if the rotors show premature grooving or
scoring replace the rotors with slotted rotors. No turning or attempt to
turn, just r&r them. Oddly enough they don't replace the pads, so it would
seem to me that is this case they have determind that pads aren't the issue.
Some cars have had this done beyond 12K miles. This TSB is SRT specific.
I thought it odd that nowhere in the owners manual does it talk about
bedding the pads. I did bed mine and at 3K, no grooves. going to keep a eye
out for it though.
Maybe I've been fortunate but the DC cars/trucks I've owned have had few
problems, none that haven't been resolved. My dealers service department has
been fantastic, they think outside the box and will try unorthodox stuff to
resolve a problem. Like the vibration resolution in the 04 cummins. I'm
surprised that isn't a tsb.
They might go bad that fast but its really how you drive, and as for
the dealership everyone of them will always ask for more. You could
try and find a private shop ask what they will do it for, it should be
less at a private shop. They might even put on the stuff you buy that
way its even less, but thats just my 2 cents of it
> Can anyone
tell me what a fair amount would be to turn the
> front rotors and
> install new pads on the front of an 04 Dodge ram 1500 4x4 with
> hemi? The
> stealership wants $350.00 to do mine with 30,000 original
> miles and original
> pads on truck. Should they wear out this quick? It seems like
> alot to me
> but I'm not in the business. Thanks Howard.
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