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Kodiak SS Brakes - price ??

Old 02-11-2019, 05:58 PM
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Default Kodiak SS Brakes - price ??

I am buying a trailer - wanted to upgrade to Kodiak SS brakes. Company quoted me an extra $ 2,000 for the upgrade (2 axles / 4 brakes).
Is that fair ??
Thanks a lot for your help and advise !!
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:07 PM
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Well, that is a massive markup considering you can buy the parts for $1380 retail. They are getting you for $620 plus the difference between wholesale and retail. All for doing nothing because they were putting some kind of brakes on it anyway. They are quoting you an UPGRADE, so the markup is even more because they are already charging you for brakes before this upgrade.

Kodiak Disc Brake Kit 12 in Rotor, 6 on 5-1/2 in, All Stainless Steel (SS) 5,200 lb to 6,000 lb
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:27 PM
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Plus the $2000 is an UPGRADE price which is over what they are already charging for the non-SS brakes.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
Well, that is a massive markup considering you can buy the parts for $1380 retail. They are getting you for $620 plus the difference between wholesale and retail. All for doing nothing because they were putting some kind of brakes on it anyway. They are quoting you an UPGRADE, so the markup is even more because they are already charging you for brakes before this upgrade.

Kodiak Disc Brake Kit 12 in Rotor, 6 on 5-1/2 in, All Stainless Steel (SS) 5,200 lb to 6,000 lb
That's a two wheel set, he needs a four...
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Originally Posted by commuter boats View Post
That's a two wheel set, he needs a four...
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The linked product costs $689 per pair of rotors, brackets and calipers. A pair does one axle (obviously) so he needs two pair or the $1380 price stated.
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Replacing these is a 2 hour job at most. I'd get the cheaper ones and then replace them yourself a year later or whenever they show signs of wear.
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Originally Posted by commuter boats View Post
That's a two wheel set, he needs a four...
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I know, I multiplied by 2 to get $1380. Read what I wrote.
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Originally Posted by commuter boats View Post
That's a two wheel set, he needs a four...
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Apparently no one read anything, just looked at the link. That link is for 1 axle, multiply by 2 to get 2 axle which is exactly what I wrote.
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Originally Posted by toemandooug View Post
The linked product costs $689 per pair of rotors, brackets and calipers. A pair does one axle (obviously) so he needs two pair or the $1380 price stated.

Open your eyes, exactly what I wrote. Multiply by 2 and you get the correct cost......exactly what I wrote.
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Originally Posted by mikkelv View Post
I am buying a trailer - wanted to upgrade to Kodiak SS brakes. Company quoted me an extra $ 2,000 for the upgrade (2 axles / 4 brakes).
Is that fair ??
Thanks a lot for your help and advise !!
No... over priced.

Do get integrated hub and rotors... make sure they're individual pieces.
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Which manufacture are you dealing with? It sounds like that is a F u price and we don't really want to go outside the norm of what there standard is.
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Originally Posted by DavenFla View Post
No... over priced.

Do get integrated hub and rotors... make sure they're individual pieces.

I think you meant do NOT get integrated hub and rotors.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
Open your eyes, exactly what I wrote. Multiply by 2 and you get the correct cost......exactly what I wrote.

My eyes are ALREADY open............I was explaining YOUR post to Gerald........Think about my reply in the context of the post I quoted.......
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:14 AM
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Back in 2007, a set of S/S Kodiak rotors and calipers was $300 per wheel so x4=$1,200, just for the parts.

Prices have gone up since then but no matter what, the increase in price for the entire S/S disc brake package, along with S/S backed brake pads is worth the money.

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Agreed for sure worth the $$. If you use the slip on rotors, be sure to put marine grease or marine anti seize on the face of the hub and inner face of the rotor, so that they will actually come off when you need to change the rotors, or else you may lose the advantage of the slip on rotors, lol! You will want either galvanized or stainless hubs in this case. Just like galvanized rims can get corroded on, so can the rotors...
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