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Damaged Rotor #4556834
10/28/17 03:16 AM
10/28/17 03:16 AM
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West Chester, PA
artbuc Offline OP
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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.

Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc] #4556843
10/28/17 04:03 AM
10/28/17 04:03 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
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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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Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc] #4556859
10/28/17 05:57 AM
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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.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: Rolla07] #4556867
10/28/17 06:35 AM
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artbuc Offline OP
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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.

Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc] #4556964
10/28/17 09:28 AM
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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.

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

Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc] #4557064
10/28/17 10:49 AM
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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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Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: artbuc] #4557372
10/28/17 03:12 PM
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Photos ?


Wyr
God bless
Re: Damaged Rotor [Re: WyrTwister] #4557407
10/28/17 03:52 PM
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West Chester, PA
artbuc Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: WyrTwister
Photos ?


Didnít take any.

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

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