Who makes Volvo's Rotors and Brake Pads?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jethro Jackson, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Does anyone know who makes Volvo's Rotors and Brake Pads?

    I have a 2000 S80 T6 and can't see paying the sky high prices the
    dealer wants for ones that come in a Volvo box, if they're actually
    the same exact ones that could be purchased cheaper elsewhere. Thank

    Jethro Jackson, Dec 17, 2003
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    Bill Bradley Guest

    Not sure who the OEM is for the 2000 S80s, but you can hardly go wrong
    with either Brembo or ATE [both were OEM on older Volvos]

    Bill Bradley, Dec 17, 2003
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    Ourfamily Guest

    How much is the dealer charging you. I just bought pads from my dealer for
    my 98 xc and there not expensive at all. About $40
    How many miles on a 2000 that you need rotors already? Mine are looking
    very rough.
    Ourfamily, Dec 17, 2003
  4. Dealer quoted me $114.00 for each front rotor ($228.00 total). This
    is for Rotors only, no labor. Front pads were $82.00...again no
    labor. Prices don't include tax.

    My S80 T-6 has 44000 miles and they're not quite ready to be replaced
    yet. Probably around 50,000 and they'll be ready. I do a lot of stop
    and go on the freeway here in Southern California.

    Jethro Jackson, Dec 18, 2003
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    Tim.. Guest

    I think ATE make the brake components on the S80.

    Tim.., Dec 18, 2003
  6. Dear Volvo friends,

    Changing the front rotors and brake pads cost here in the Netherlands
    $ 405 labor and tax included for a V70-2000, this is a fixed price.

    Robert J. Veldkamp, Dec 18, 2003
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    JohanE Guest

    Recommend these http://www.ebcbrakes.com/

    Have put them on my s80 2,9 front wheels. half price of volvo original and
    better brake performance. Less dust on the rims too.
    Stockholm Sweden
    JohanE, Dec 18, 2003
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    Spanky Guest

    That doesn't seem like a lot. Have you held the rotors in your hand? They
    are very nice rotors. I guess they should be to stop a 3600 lb. car from 155
    mph with so much confidence. You cannot expect the rotors from such a
    high-performance car to cost the same as a Camry!
    Two things that can make your brakes last a lot longer.

    1) Anticipate slowdowns ahead so you don't accelerate to such a high speed
    to begin with. More coasting saves gas and brakes.

    2) Don't keep a messy car/trunk filled with all kinds of emergency junk. The
    extra weight really impacts brake life and economy in stop and go traffic.
    Spanky, Dec 23, 2003

  9. Jethro:

    I don't think it is necessarily true that the Volvo OEM parts cost
    more; it is possible that the dealer markup is more than an
    independent shop would charge.

    When I replaced the front rotors and pads on my 1997 960 sedan (at
    78,000 miles), my shop recommended OEM Volvo parts and ordered them
    direct from a distributor. My cost was $93 for each rotor and $68 for
    the pads.

    I don't use dealers' shops once my cars are out of warrantee.

    ricochet rabbit, Dec 24, 2003
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    TWC Guest

    is your price include the labour charge?

    ricochet, rabbit ¼g¤J¡G
    TWC, Dec 25, 2003
  11. No, the labor charge was $195. All figures are in $US.
    ricochet rabbit, Dec 25, 2003
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    Ray Guest

    I got a pair of Mintex pads and love them! IPD sells them, however I used
    Goggle and found them for $29 plus $6 for shipping. I believe that the
    company that supplies you pads would have rotors too. My Mintex pads have
    6k on them and still have over 12mm thickness. The wheels have less dust
    than the rear wheels. Life is good.
    Ray, Dec 30, 2003
  13. A store nearby me here in Norway, claims to sell original parts only,
    have listed Brembo rotors on all Volvos I've looked up in their
    catalogue (including S80 T-6).

    ATE is probably a good choice, but I would not recommend buying to cheap
    brake rotors. Some of them have a tendency to overheat and cause
    vibrations, and thereby cause more damage to it self and pads.

    Hope you find a suiting and reasonable solution.

    Leiv Magne Faane, Norway
    Leiv Magne Faane, Jan 5, 2004
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