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Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? #4446744
07/01/17 01:25 PM
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How good are these? If they aren't recommended is there a brand that you would recommend ?


2014 dodge dart GT
1995 Dodge ram 1500


Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446747
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out there
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Which vehicle in your sig do you want pads for?


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Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446758
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That's O'Reillys economy brand.Many of those are in the $20 bracket.I wouldn't call that Raybestos/Centric/Delco quality.

Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446768
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The 14 dart gt. They were $51 a piece


2014 dodge dart GT
1995 Dodge ram 1500


Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446775
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The store brand? At one time they were made by Bosch and I used them a couple times. Pretty good.


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Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446819
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Wagner E-shield (part number ending with E), or Centric Premium (part number starting with 120)

Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446841
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780995RGS
This is the part number


2014 dodge dart GT
1995 Dodge ram 1500


Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446894
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The rotors on a 3 yr old car need changing? Is this normal? TIA


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Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: andyd] #4446905
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Originally Posted By: andyd
The rotors on a 3 yr old car need changing? Is this normal? TIA


I had a vibration like warped rotors I went to replace the pads and turn the rotors and the local part store messed them up turning them so I bought a new set . Rotors can be ten minutes old if the driver rides the brakes they'll warp. They were slightly warped when I bought the car.


2014 dodge dart GT
1995 Dodge ram 1500


Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446942
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Originally Posted By: ram_man
780995RGS
This is the part number


Get one of these instead:
Centric 120.63080
or
Wagner BD180551E
or
EBC RK1762

along with one of these pads:
Akebono ACT1647
Bendix CFC1640K1
Wagner QC1640
EBC UD1640

Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446949
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Rotors don't really warp, the most common cause of vibration by far is uneven pad deposits on the rotor.

That's assuming the hub and wheel flange are actually flat and the hardware is in good condition and torqued correctly, which could cause it too.


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Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446952
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http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/dodge,2014,dart,1.4l+l4+turbocharged,3306001,brake+&+wheel+hub

C-tek standard rotors are $27.97

Akebono pads for $51

https://www.amazon.com/Akebono-ACT1647-Ultra-Premium-Brake/dp/B01N8RTZMI/

Last edited by spasm3; 07/01/17 06:14 PM.

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Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446979
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I have come to find that anything labeled "best" usually doesn't come close.

Edit: unless it's a Korean BBQ place.

Last edited by rooflessVW; 07/01/17 06:52 PM.

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Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: spasm3] #4446989
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/dodge,2014,dart,1.4l+l4+turbocharged,3306001,brake+&+wheel+hub

C-tek standard rotors are $27.97

Akebono pads for $51

https://www.amazon.com/Akebono-ACT1647-Ultra-Premium-Brake/dp/B01N8RTZMI/


The Akebono pads are cheaper on Rock Auto, even with shipping factored in smile

Also, the C-Tek rotors don't have the coating, so they will rust overnight. It's worth stepping up to the Premium rotors

Re: Are brake best brake rotors decent quality? [Re: ram_man] #4446999
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Sorry, I don't know anything about "brake best." You seem to be shopping on price. I had to look it up, 3 years ago I got away with cheap front rotors for my Dakota, Raybestos Professional Grade, they had a runout guarantee and I checked up on them- they beat OEM and their own guaranteed specs. No problems yet. So, that would be my low-price recommendation.

Which brings up my favorite brake topic, unless you're checking parallelism off vehicle and runout on vehicle, you're flying blind and may ruin quality rotors, or spend too much when you could be buying cheaper rotors. Parallelism check is really easy. Just measure 8 more-or-less equidistant spots around the rotor with a common micrometer. Results should be the same all the way around.

Runout should be less then whatever the Factory Service Manual says it should be. A runout check looks like this (on my Honda, I also did do one on my Dodge):


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