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My sister has a G6 that out of warranty and need to have the rotor, caliper, and pad replaced for all four wheels. The mechanic quote was ~$700 for the parts. My question is, is there a better choice beside OEM parts in this case? She has a 2007 G6 Sedan V6 not sure if its a GT or not, but its not a GXP for sure.
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ebay's brand Brakemotive...heard good things on this board and other boards about this brand and its relatively cheap. not sure where you'll find the calipers, try pfyc.com or partstrain.com

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Yes...you can upgrade the rotors and pads for around $250 or so and they are easy cheesy to replace. The Caliper has an upgrade in that the 08+ Cobalt SS brembo fits the G6. So far it is the only front upgrade for the caliper that we know of.
You can replace the rear with the rear Cobalt brakes but its about the same as your stock and requires a line change as well.
That being said I am doing the caliper upgrade now....fun fun fun!! lol

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Does the rear of the 07 G6 sedan have drum or disk brakes?
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Yeah, just get the Brakemotive rotors and whatever else pads you wish because anything will be cheaper than $700 for parts.

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So i found these for the rotors http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cross...ht_4646wt_1165
Where should I look for caliper and pads at?
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So i found these for the rotors http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cross...ht_4646wt_1165
Where should I look for caliper and pads at?
There are all kinds of brake pads at your local auto store. Just make sure they are ceramic.

Here is a link to your calipers: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...&parttype=1704

Read up on what RockAuto means by core charge. It will make the total price cheaper in the end.

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There are all kinds of brake pads at your local auto store. Just make sure they are ceramic.

Here is a link to your calipers: http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr...&parttype=1704

Read up on what RockAuto means by core charge. It will make the total price cheaper in the end.
She has the stock 17" 5 spoke non chrome wheels, does these still work?

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calipers don't depend on rim?

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calipers don't depend on rim?
Not sure about the G6 but for my car, some trims have different size and shape rims, such that some aftermarket caliper will fit one trim but not the other.
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Pretty sure the G6 has the same caliper size across all trim sizes and years. The front and rear sizes are different though.

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Great! Thanks guy for all your great help.
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I don't know about the where, but I can't for the life of me think WTH calipers need replaced unless it has been parked on a field for years or someone put something into the fluid they shouldn't have. I doubt either of those happened, so I guess shopping is cool, but it just seems a little odd to need calipers - ever.

All the above are fine sources, but...do you really need them?
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I don't know about the where, but I can't for the life of me think WTH calipers need replaced unless it has been parked on a field for years or someone put something into the fluid they shouldn't have. I doubt either of those happened, so I guess shopping is cool, but it just seems a little odd to need calipers - ever.

All the above are fine sources, but...do you really need them?
I think the mechanic might be trying to rip her off, but since I haven't seen the problem myself I can't be sure of anything. The car was getting random brake judder while braking, I was just think the rotor need to be refinished or replaced at most but the mechanic said otherwise. She will go to a GM certified service center to get it check out too soon.
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