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#4556834 - 10/28/17 03:16 AM Damaged Rotor
artbuc Offline


Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: West Chester, PA
Just got a set of Centric Premium rotors from RA. Have bought Centric Premiums many times and never had a problem. One rotor had a mark on it. Looked like someone used a Phillips screwdriver for a punch and gave it a good whack with a hammer. Must have been there when the rotor was coated because after machining, the indentation was filled with black coating. Even filled with coating, the indentation caught your fingernail.

I returned the rotor although it probably would have been ok. My concern was the defect could be a stress concentrator which would cause the rotor to crack, sImilar to a chipped windshield.

Would you guys have used or returned this rotor? Thanks.

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#4556843 - 10/28/17 04:03 AM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc]
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Registered: 05/25/05
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Not seeing what you described it remains to be seen but yes, I would have returned the rotor based on your description. And as long as RA is picking up the shipping cost in both directions.
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#4556859 - 10/28/17 05:57 AM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc]
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Yep id of returned it. However id doubt it would crack because of it. Depends how deep..just fingernail sensing deep, nope.
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#4556867 - 10/28/17 06:35 AM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: Rolla07]
artbuc Offline


Registered: 12/02/05
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Loc: West Chester, PA
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Yep id of returned it. However id doubt it would crack because of it. Depends how deep..just fingernail sensing deep, nope.


It was deeper than fingernail sensing. I could not tell how deep because the indentation was filled with the black coating used on Centric Premiums. From appearance I would say it was significantly deep. I didnít want to waste timepicking/scraping out the coating plus I wanted RA to see it the same way I received it.

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#4556964 - 10/28/17 09:28 AM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc]
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Registered: 08/19/10
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Was the RA return center to which you sent your rotor the one at 210 Industrial Pkwy, Cheektowaga, NY?

Just wondering. I have a list of each and every parts warehouse address which sends me a part. I find it interesting.

I love how you can order a gasket from Advance Auto Parts and you get a Fel-Pro gasket from Fel-Pro HQ in Skokie, Ill.

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#4556990 - 10/28/17 09:52 AM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: Kira]
artbuc Offline


Registered: 12/02/05
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Loc: West Chester, PA
Originally Posted By: Kira
Was the RA return center to which you sent your rotor the one at 210 Industrial Pkwy, Cheektowaga, NY?

Just wondering. I have a list of each and every parts warehouse address which sends me a part. I find it interesting.

I love how you can order a gasket from Advance Auto Parts and you get a Fel-Pro gasket from Fel-Pro HQ in Skokie, Ill.


Bethpage, NY

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#4557064 - 10/28/17 10:49 AM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc]
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I would have sent it back too if this defect recessed well into the contact surface of the rotor. Things like this is why I've always shied away from mail-ordering brake rotors or drums. I've had parts store ones I've had to return because of fitment or quality issues. So much easier to exchange.
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#4557372 - 10/28/17 03:12 PM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc]
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Photos ?
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#4557407 - 10/28/17 03:52 PM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: WyrTwister]
artbuc Offline


Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: West Chester, PA
Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
Photos ?


Didnít take any.

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#4557410 - 10/28/17 03:54 PM Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: JTK]
artbuc Offline


Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 1155
Loc: West Chester, PA
Originally Posted By: JTK
I would have sent it back too if this defect recessed well into the contact surface of the rotor. Things like this is why I've always shied away from mail-ordering brake rotors or drums. I've had parts store ones I've had to return because of fitment or quality issues. So much easier to exchange.


Canít remember the last time I bought an aftermarket part (except batteries) from a parts store...maybe 20-25 years ago. I infrequently buy OEM parts from dealer, but most OEM parts on-line too.


Edited by artbuc (10/28/17 03:58 PM)

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