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#3228393 - 12/26/13 03:00 PM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: NMBurb02]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
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Loc: Texas
I've had great personal results with Raybestos Advanced Technology and their Professional grade. Actually, the AC Delco Durastops are Raybestos Professionals. I have also had great luck with the Duralast rotors from autozone. Probably installed upwards of 20 sets of Duralast for people and no complaints yet.

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#3228783 - 12/26/13 11:07 PM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: NMBurb02]
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Registered: 05/18/12
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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And this is why you should buy new rotors locally. I still have the original rotors on my 1995 Escort at ~218K miles. No real reason to change them.

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#3228994 - 12/27/13 08:43 AM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: zzyzzx]
Char Baby Offline


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Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
Obligatory:


And this is why you should buy new rotors locally. I still have the original rotors on my 1995 Escort at ~218K miles. No real reason to change them.


This is a great picture! I and others have posted this same pic in other threads. It's always worth repeating laugh
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#3229108 - 12/27/13 12:05 PM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: NMBurb02]
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I've had very good luck with advance auto parts house brand rotors. Don't forget your online discount coupon code.
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#3229124 - 12/27/13 12:26 PM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: zzyzzx]
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Originally Posted By: zzyzzx


And this is why you should buy new rotors locally. I still have the original rotors on my 1995 Escort at ~218K miles. No real reason to change them.



What local rotors are you speaking of? Do you mean OEM from the dealer?
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#3229739 - 12/28/13 06:36 AM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 10/10/08
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Originally Posted By: Silverado12
I've had very good luck with advance auto parts house brand rotors. Don't forget your online discount coupon code.


When I buy rotors locally I simply spend about two minutes with my measuring tools and I can tell you if I want it.

Many times I simply go to R1 Concepts. Cheap and very high quality with a real warranty as well...
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#3229747 - 12/28/13 06:50 AM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: Silverado12]
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Registered: 06/17/13
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Originally Posted By: Silverado12
I've had very good luck with advance auto parts house brand rotors. Don't forget your online discount coupon code.



Your not talking about Wearever Rotors are you?

I have them and I just wish they would of used the black heatresistant paid on the end of the ROTOR b/c when you have RIMS it looks terrible when they RUST.

I had Wagner Rotors and they had a black stripe and it looked great.

Matter of fact Im thinking about getting the Wagner rotor TURNED or RESURFACED Whatever you want to call it.

The wearevers RUST so fast.

Rear brake rotor are Wagner and when it rains the front AAP Wearever just cover with rust, Its no big deal b.c you drive and 1 stop and its gone.

Also Im not to happy with the AAP Wearever Platinum Ceramic Pads, the top of the LINE Wearever.

Im thinking about putting my Wagner ThermoQuiets back on.

The only reason I bought the rotors and pads was b.c its was part of a combo deal and i had a online discount code and a credit.

I dunno why they call the Wearever Plats Clean Wheel Technology.... they dust up fast.

However I will say its a lil more easy to clean then other dust.. Perhaps thats what they mean when they say Clean wheel tech.

Anways.. is the Wearever the AAP House Brand your talking about?

Also A/C Delco is not Raybestes, they are Akebono at least the brake pad.

I have had several GM techs tell me that and even people whom work at the Tech Center in Michigan in Warren Michigan.
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#3229756 - 12/28/13 07:09 AM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: NMBurb02]
SteveSRT8 Offline


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Good gosh, another brake commercial!
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#3230892 - 12/29/13 01:08 PM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: David1]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 6757
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: David1
Originally Posted By: Silverado12
I've had very good luck with advance auto parts house brand rotors. Don't forget your online discount coupon code.



Your not talking about Wearever Rotors are you?

I have them and I just wish they would of used the black heatresistant paid on the end of the ROTOR b/c when you have RIMS it looks terrible when they RUST.

I had Wagner Rotors and they had a black stripe and it looked great.

Matter of fact Im thinking about getting the Wagner rotor TURNED or RESURFACED Whatever you want to call it.

The wearevers RUST so fast.

Rear brake rotor are Wagner and when it rains the front AAP Wearever just cover with rust, Its no big deal b.c you drive and 1 stop and its gone.

Also Im not to happy with the AAP Wearever Platinum Ceramic Pads, the top of the LINE Wearever.

Im thinking about putting my Wagner ThermoQuiets back on.

The only reason I bought the rotors and pads was b.c its was part of a combo deal and i had a online discount code and a credit.

I dunno why they call the Wearever Plats Clean Wheel Technology.... they dust up fast.

However I will say its a lil more easy to clean then other dust.. Perhaps thats what they mean when they say Clean wheel tech.

Anways.. is the Wearever the AAP House Brand your talking about?

Also A/C Delco is not Raybestes, they are Akebono at least the brake pad.

I have had several GM techs tell me that and even people whom work at the Tech Center in Michigan in Warren Michigan.




Akebono is correct for our brake pads but the AC Delco Durastops are Raybestos. I am a GM engineer and spend lots of time in Warren smile

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#3230962 - 12/29/13 02:33 PM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 351
Loc: McLean, Va.
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Centric rotors are the way to go. They are mil spec balanced and also contain the Black e coating on the entire non friction surface so they are going to withstand corrosion from the snow and salt much better. I'm probably going to pick up a set myself soon to go with my Wearever Platinum ceramic pads for my Buick.


Living in Northern Kentucky shouldn't you go by the Akeebono factory in Elizabethtown, KY. and pick up a set hot off the press.
We actually use Akeebono Pro Act pads at work almost 100% and they have been the best pads we have used by far. Centric and Raybestos premium pads are a good choice for rotors.

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#3232353 - 12/30/13 10:12 PM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: 901Memphis]
zzyzzx Offline


Registered: 05/18/12
Posts: 2228
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx


And this is why you should buy new rotors locally. I still have the original rotors on my 1995 Escort at ~218K miles. No real reason to change them.



What local rotors are you speaking of? Do you mean OEM from the dealer?


I bought the car new and yes the car has the original rotors on it.

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#3232495 - 12/31/13 05:05 AM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: NMBurb02]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 15961
Loc: Sunny Florida
^^^That is a bit scary. Those are the BRAKES, man! few things more important. When's the last time you checked the thickness spec?

And thanks to the mods, that callahan guy was starting to use this place as a free ad dump!
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#3232601 - 12/31/13 09:02 AM Re: Brake Rotor Choices [Re: Char Baby]
KrisZ Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4594
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
Obligatory:


And this is why you should buy new rotors locally. I still have the original rotors on my 1995 Escort at ~218K miles. No real reason to change them.


This is a great picture! I and others have posted this same pic in other threads. It's always worth repeating laugh


I'm not sure I agree with the above. I think it's application dependant and IMO, heavy vehicles would benefit more from thicker rotors than lighter vehicles would.
For example in my Mazda 3 I used cheap brake rotors that when compared to the OEM ones, looked exactly like the picture above. However, unlike OEM rotors, these are doing great. I have no brake pulsation, which the OEMs started to exhibit at this mileage and there is less of a lip at the edge from pad wear.
I changed the OEM rotors, along with pads at around 60k miles and they needed to be changed. These cheap ones will no doubt need to be changed as well, but at roughly 50k miles they are doing better as far as brake performance goes at third of the price.
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