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    HiI haven't posted in yonks but I own a '14 208 active 1.6 love it but the brake pads just wear so quickly I just had it changed and even the disc had to be replaced. It was expensive of course I went to a tyre place but the thing is the metal thingy seemed to protrude a lot more than the stock one, is that normal?

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    Could it be, shock, horror, that you are maybe overusing them a tad?
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    European pads and discs do wear quickly; by design. It is the compromise for better braking.

    Fortunately both pads and discs can be got quite economically from the usual Peugeot parts importers in Sydney. Several European and British aftermarket brands are available. Don't be ripped off.

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    Agree 208s have been worse than 207s for some reason same brakes but lighter maybe the way the new ebd works or just a softer setup rotors seem to be better though.


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    omg did I get ripped off my front pads and discs both replaced $675 and they reckon it is pretty good price I can see the disc says BOSCH and the pads was a brand called TRW the thing is the metal thingy sticks out quite a bit from the stock. Is that normal?

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    Ouch would of been cheaper to change yaself .

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    Much Cheaper $115

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Peugeot-...!-1:rk:45:pf:0

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    You didn't mention how many kilometres the pads, rotors lasted?

    The Tart's (207cc Sport THP150), were replaced at 64,000, and then again at 135,000.

    That's about 65,000 average.
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    Learn to use the gearbox more (yes even in an automatic) and forecast braking. No point being first to the red lights. ;-) Changing front discs and pads is relatively simple with a few basic tools.
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    I only had 32 k when I changed the pads and disc I am so annoyed to find that the parts only costs 115 plus shipping but then I do not know how to put it on so over $500 was just labour? This industry needs to be regulated like the banks.How on earth do I find places that can do it in a reasonable price, do I buy the parts and bring it to NRMA just for labour? Sound s like if you do not know how to do or do not have the gear and machinery you're doomed.

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    I have this stupid downwards slope in my underground parking that you have to use brakes extensively and then the garage door opener takes a millennium to open whilst you step on brakes on a downward slope into the entrance. Maybe that causes a lot of stress but previous Japanese variant does not seemed to have any issues just the 208.

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    You don't use the driveway often enough to grind away brake pads. The French car, like all Euros, simply has softer pads and discs than the Japanese. You could get hard brakes fitted, but performance would suffer, and they may be noisy.

    Just regard it as a service item, and have it done by someone who gets the parts at a reasonable price and charges sensibly for what is a simple job.

    Changing front pads is a trivial DIY job with jacking up and taking the wheel off the hardest part. Discs and rear pads are a bit more complex, but not a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palo Verde View Post
    I only had 32 k when I changed the pads and disc I am so annoyed to find that the parts only costs 115 plus shipping but then I do not know how to put it on so over $500 was just labour? This industry needs to be regulated like the banks.How on earth do I find places that can do it in a reasonable price, do I buy the parts and bring it to NRMA just for labour? Sound s like if you do not know how to do or do not have the gear and machinery you're doomed.
    Itís like anything did the place that did your brakes make you wait 5 days before they got the bits a fair retail price for those would be 250 the a couple of hours labour to fit sounds fair.


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    It was done on a saturday morning so I guess that is considered worth the $675 ? I really have no idea how to do these I mean I have my stock Michelin replaced with Continental PremiumContct2 because 1 was badly slashed by elevated asphalt and replacing one at 30 was difficult because you have to replace 2 and since replacing 2 means you may have to replace the other 2 eventually so I might as well replaced all 4 and few weeks later I went back to the same place as a repeat customer to do this and yes the 575 was a repeat customer price for buying 4 brand new continentals. So I have been ripped off big time.

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    It was done on a saturday morning so I guess that is considered worth the $675 ? I really have no idea how to do these I mean I have my stock Michelin replaced with Continental PremiumContct2 because 1 was badly slashed by elevated asphalt and replacing one at 30k was difficult because you have to replace 2 and since replacing 2 means you may have to replace the other 2 eventually so I might as well replaced all 4 and few weeks later I went back to the same place as a repeat customer to do this and yes the 675 was a repeat customer price for buying 4 brand new continentals. So I have been ripped off big time.

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    You pay for convenience and a bit of Euro tax you live in Sydney and as you said got the job done on a Saturday morning you should ring a dealer and get a quote and post it here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Palo Verde View Post
    I only had 32 k when I changed the pads and disc I am so annoyed to find that the parts only costs 115 plus shipping but then I do not know how to put it on so over $500 was just labour? This industry needs to be regulated like the banks.How on earth do I find places that can do it in a reasonable price, do I buy the parts and bring it to NRMA just for labour? Sound s like if you do not know how to do or do not have the gear and machinery you're doomed.
    But again using eBay which isnít the same as retail prices the Bosch rotors range from 150 to 280 for your car and the trw pads come in at around 90 so letís be fair and say 300 retail for the parts whatís the labour rate about 140 an hour it starts to look less of a rip off. In my long experience with this brand and cars in general steer well clear of nrma hack mechanics.
    If you wanted to do it yourself there are plenty of YouTube videos but there goes your Saturday for the first time.
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    My 208 GTi brake pads were, at best, less than half worn at 55k.

    Driving style, auto vs manual and the typical driving routes/times are all factors in brake longevity.

    I don't think brake wear on my 206s, 207, 208 and DS3 have been any different, although a dodgy rear handbrake mechanism on my 206 GTi180 resulted in premature rear pad and disc replacements.

    The front brakes on the 308 GTi may prove to be different
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    208s are over braked on the gti which is a good thing they last forever


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    I agree with David - you can't compare the cheapest parts quote with your final amount and conclude you were ripped off. While $675 is expensive, it's ballpark correct for that job IMO.

    Comparison - wife's Mondeo fronts - Ford dealer quoted $700, my price DIY (from memory) $180 discs and $50 pads (and these are BIG brakes, 300mm x 28mm discs).


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    The Mondeo is similar to the C5.

    I buy decent pads and discs for my family's Cits for a biit less than that. We all do own own fitting and save the workshop charges. My view is that around $700 all up is excessive for the simple job it is. Yes, I know dealerships charge that.

    In our case a middle-aged woman can do it. The tools and equipment needed are pretty basic. The price of having cars serviced has gone beyond what many can afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    The price of having cars serviced has gone beyond what many can afford.
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