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    Question 16 XF Brakes / Rotors anything super special?

    Hi,

    I've got a 16 XF, and at the 47k checkup the dealer says I need new rotor/brakes on the back, and quoted $1300 for that, and another $210 to replace/refill with brake fluid.

    Non-dealer brake place I called wanted 750 for the same thing.

    I drive the car hard, and I bought the car because of how much I enjoy driving it. It's important to me that I don't lose that.

    Is the dealer using OEM or high end parts that I will notice if I don't go with? Will it affect the traction control or anything else whatsoever if I go outside the dealer for the rotors/brakes? I don't want to spend another $800 for the dealer premium unless it actually goes towards something I'll notice.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Sounds expensive to me. Personally I would do it myself.
    Take a look here, these include delivery to the States, maybe you could buy your own then get someone to fit them, it's not difficult; https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...acat=0&_fcid=1
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    A bit more help for you;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corbeliere View Post
    A bit more help for you;
    thats actually an X250

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    Wow £1000 for rear disks and pads? I'm selling up and opening a brake place in the states.
    For a nation of petrol heads that prides itself on competition, You guys seem to get ripped off at every turn. From unnecessary "Lube Jobs" every 3,000 miles to ludicrous brake prices. Over here a dealer list price for the job is only £325 ($400) and the parts fit loads of cars so it's not Jaguar specific. As Corbeliere says, It's the easiest DIY job in the world and the parts are only £70 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jberks View Post
    Wow £1000 for rear disks and pads? I'm selling up and opening a brake place in the states.
    For a nation of petrol heads that prides itself on competition, You guys seem to get ripped off at every turn. From unnecessary "Lube Jobs" every 3,000 miles to ludicrous brake prices. Over here a dealer list price for the job is only £325 ($400) and the parts fit loads of cars so it's not Jaguar specific. As Corbeliere says, it's a very easy DIY job. You need a retracting tool but they're pretty cheap it's the easiest DIY job in the world and the parts are only £70 or so.
    You don't need a retracting tool on the X260, just put the EPB into service mode and it winds it back automatically for you. Using a wind back tool can actually ruin it.
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    I'd doubt you'd notice any difference on the rear brakes because most of the braking is done on the front axle. I'm also pretty sure that non OEM braking parts must conform to a certain standard too.
    Occasionally fitting non OEM brake discs or pads can cause braking squeal but it depends on the parts.

    If I was you, I'd buy the genuine parts and then either fit them myself or find a place to fit them at a reasonable cost.

    If you do go for aftermarket items, EBC have a good reputation.
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    That is absolutely ridiculous, I got replacements for less than £100.
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