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OP, if you are handy at all with a wrench, the brakes are pretty easy on an LR4. Much easier than any Land Cruiser I've owned (which needed brakes more often).

The only hangup is making sure you have a 21mm 12-point socket to remove the caliper bracket. A 6-point socket will not do.

You can buy new OEM rotors and pads, or you can go aftermarket. There's a good thread on this forum about aftermarket options.
 

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What the dealership wants is you to do, which is what most Land Rover owners would do, is just walk over to the new car lot and buy a new one instead of investing $20k in a $20k truck.

They’ll offer you $12k on trade or some crap towards a new $75k vehicle.

And it prob works on most Land Rover clientele. Because let’s be honest… the people posting on forums and in 10 Land Rover Facebook groups, and have a dedicated Instagram account for their Land Rover, are not the typical people they deal with on a daily basis.
 

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Possibly, but don't most dealers create just as much margin from service as from sales? I know that was the case growing up when my Dad worked at a small town dealer.

Maybe times have changed. I have been away from that business for a long time.
 

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To the OP. Probably get by with just pads for $100 :) or $25k at the dealer .
I did notice a little wobble suggesting warped disks occasionally, so picked up EBC pads, rotors and new sensors as recommended by Lucky8.
 

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OP, if you are handy at all with a wrench, the brakes are pretty easy on an LR4. Much easier than any Land Cruiser I've owned (which needed brakes more often).

The only hangup is making sure you have a 21mm 12-point socket to remove the caliper bracket. A 6-point socket will not do.

You can buy new OEM rotors and pads, or you can go aftermarket. There's a good thread on this forum about aftermarket options.
I might do myself, but I'm deep into selling a house, buying a house and building a bathroom along with a promotion at work so I might punt to a trusted shop with parts I've purchased.
 

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