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Which Brake Rotor? #4608697
12/19/17 08:53 PM
12/19/17 08:53 PM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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I know, this is probably 87th post about brakes. But I have already bought Wagner TQ Ceramic(front) and Centric Posi Ceramic(rear) pads for my 8th Gen Civic.

Debating about rotors, have 3 options. 1- Bosch(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AGCV8Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&psc=1) 2- Centric(http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=2035442&cc=1432623&jsn=1) 3- Wagner (http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4795947&cc=1432623&jsn=3)

Centric is cheapest one, then Bosch and finally Wagner.

Of course, they are still cheaper than OEM(~$100 per rotor).

Which one I should pick or either one a good choice for a regular car(no commute and aggressive driving/braking? Thanks again for your advice fellow BITOGers thumbsup


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608741
12/19/17 09:28 PM
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I'd probably go with the bosch 35 is a decent price and they are coated to help prevent rust.


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Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608756
12/19/17 09:35 PM
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From my many years of experience, I will only buy OEM Toyota rotors. Of course, many other people may have had much different experiences than I. I don't turn rotors either. You can see all my cars are Toyota's. That will give you an idea of the price difference I dealt with.


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Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608761
12/19/17 09:37 PM
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The Midwest
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I's use Bosch. Too bad you already bought pads. My sister had a Camry I put EBC Ultimax2 pads on and they were the best, most transformative pads I've ever installed on a vehicle.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: skyactiv] #4608767
12/19/17 09:42 PM
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EBC certainly transformed my OEM rotors in a year

Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608777
12/19/17 09:51 PM
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#3 Wagner.

Simply because the hat is painted to prevent rust. They will still look good in a month (and for years to come) The others will be COVERED IN RUST and look like they are 10 years old.


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Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: 4WD] #4608785
12/19/17 09:57 PM
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Hahahaha!!! Very funny 4wd. That was AWESOME smile


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Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608791
12/19/17 10:00 PM
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USA
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Centric Premium and Wagner E-coated are both fine choices smile

Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: bbhero] #4608793
12/19/17 10:02 PM
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Somebody else commented about EBC eating rotors in the last two weeks really surprised me since they were so dusty - that had me thinking the pads would wear fast nope, other way around so I tossed the pads while plenty thick still

Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608795
12/19/17 10:03 PM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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I am leaning towards Wagner too now, because it's cheaper than Centric Premium and have coating which would help in terms of rust and all.

Initially, I was going after Bosch, but have read that they outsource stuff, not sure how true/accurate that is though? So Wagner or Centric! Will flip a coin laugh


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608803
12/19/17 10:10 PM
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Looking back on my own experiences and those of my friends and family, there are exactly two brands I would trust for brakes:

1. OE
2. Brembo

Usually in that order.


2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
Mobil Super 5w-20
Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608866
12/19/17 11:28 PM
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Los Gatos, CA
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I have had good results with Centric. I don't remember if they were the Premium grade; but if there was a choice I probably would have bought Premium.

Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608892
12/20/17 12:26 AM
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PR CA, USA
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Any are fine. Coated will look best long term. Can always spend some time and paint the others with bbq grill paint. Not the pad contact area!
I use Bosch products whenever I can when all other things are close to the same. Almost all of their stock dividends are given to charity. Sounds good to me.

Last edited by 2strokeNorthstar; 12/20/17 12:34 AM.
Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608908
12/20/17 01:12 AM
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I personally hate everything Wagner, and refuse to buy their parts. I think I had a really bad experience a long time ago and hate the brand, but I do not recall the specifics. I have had many Centric rotors on all sorts of cars, and never had a problem.

Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs] #4608943
12/20/17 05:31 AM
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Char Baby Offline
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Keep in mind that anything Centric is only 90 day warranty...good stuff/short warranty!


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