1997 Landcruiser 80# rear brake disk (rotor)

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 12:16
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Hi all,
I have my L/C 1997 checked out at Toyota in Brissy and they suggested a $1200 for geniune Toyoto brake disks or $850 for non-geniune disks. above price includes disks, all pads ,lining for handbrake lining, bleeding and labour. After talked to a guy in Adelaide he quoted $260 for Protex disks, Bendix pads and handbrake lining and postage. I am wonderig should I go for Toyota's or buy above parts and hire someone else to do it? Is Protex a good disk for 4WD ? anyone else has installed it before on their 4WD, especially on 80# L/C.

Someone mentioned he got DBA disks for $90 each last year on this forum, Is this possible for now? Does DBA provide the better value for money?

Any comments are appreciated. Thanks
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Reply By: cruiser - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 14:13

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 14:13
I had the same problem with my disc rotors (apparently its a known fault in the 80 series) and I to went through the price comparison and ended up getting mine from the following place for $210.00 Inc GST plus freight:

All Four x 4 Spares
6 McDougall St
Kotara
NSW, 2289
Australia

Ph: (02) 4957 1117

They were very prompt in getting the order away and will accept credit card or do C.O.D.

Give them a call.
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Follow Up By: chenj3 - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 15:02

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 15:02
HI cruiser,
I just rang them up and they quote $135 for each Protex, 40 for pads, 45 for handbrake shoes and all up for $395. Above price is much higher than $210 you got. Pretty weir.

Thank you for your info.

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Follow Up By: cruiser - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 15:21

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 15:21
Thats the way it goes sometimes. I will keep it in mind though, because I now have yet another 80 series (courtesy og a tip truck and my insurance company) and as it is a known fault, I might need to do it all over again some day.

Hope the info was of some help. BTW, are they the cheapest you have come across so far ?

Regards,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: chenj3 - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 15:33

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 15:33
Cruiser,

The price I was quoted from Adelaide is the cheapest at $260 with Protex $70 each side, $35.90 for handbrake shoe, Bandix pads for 49.5 and $35 for postage.

I am also wondering if Protex disks treat you well since your last repair? Are you satisfied with them? A previous forum mentioned DBA are pretty good. Are they?
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Follow Up By: cruiser - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 16:02

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 16:02
I have no idea what brand mine were I am sorry to say, but it seems from your reply that they may have been Protex if that is what they are quoting you.

All I know is that they were at the time the cheapest available and they went straight on and worked just fine (until that damn council tip truck tried to get very initmate with my cruiser and now its in cruiser heaven)
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Reply By: Geoff-2 - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 17:14

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2004 at 17:14
Cruiser
The owner of All Fourx4 Spares MR PETER HAYLOC would have to be the most honest man I have ever met in my life, and he is a walking encyclapedia when it comes to Landrovers,If you have a problem he is so helpfull and will tell you in detail how to go about fixing it.I havent tried him out on L/C yet but they are usually about the best price for quality parts supplier you can get.
I have delt with them for 20yrs and if anyone is after parts always give them a ring for a price, I give them the highest possible recommendation.
Interesting thread I have a 97 L/C about 120,000k didn't know about this disc problem when does it rear its ugly head how many ks.
Geoff-2
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Follow Up By: ross - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 00:13

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 00:13
I have a 97 L/C about 120,000k didn't know about this disc problem when does it rear its ugly head how many ks.

If your a soft foot on the brake it may never affect you.

Disc Brake Australia (DBA)make a slotted disc at a good price ,probably cheaper than Toyotas.The slots keep the disc cooler making it resistant to warping.
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Reply By: numbnuts - Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 02:22

Thursday, Feb 05, 2004 at 02:22
HI,
I've just last week had all 4 rotors and pads replaced in Perth ( Different world to Qld I know ) ... Was quoted $850. for the job by a reputable 4x4 accessory dealer. Thought that sounded reasonable as Toyota was quoting $300. per rotor.
When we picked up the cruiser, the total bill including use of loan car was $637. Not sure which brand of disks, but they did use bendix pads all round.
Very pleased with service, as you don't usually pay less than quoted price these days.
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Reply By: Geoff-2 - Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 21:59

Friday, Feb 06, 2004 at 21:59
Ross
Thanks for that advice, I am very soft on the brakes.
Geoff-2.
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