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#4608697 - 12/19/17 07:53 PM Which Brake Rotor?
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1768
Loc: VA
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
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#4608741 - 12/19/17 08:28 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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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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#4608756 - 12/19/17 08:35 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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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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#4608761 - 12/19/17 08:37 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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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.
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#4608767 - 12/19/17 08:42 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: skyactiv]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
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EBC certainly transformed my OEM rotors in a year
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#4608777 - 12/19/17 08:51 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5088
Loc: Florida
#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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#4608785 - 12/19/17 08:57 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: 4WD]
bbhero Offline


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Hahahaha!!! Very funny 4wd. That was AWESOME smile
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#4608791 - 12/19/17 09:00 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5867
Loc: USA
Centric Premium and Wagner E-coated are both fine choices smile

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#4608793 - 12/19/17 09:02 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: bbhero]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6053
Loc: Texas/International
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
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#4608795 - 12/19/17 09:03 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1768
Loc: VA
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
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#4608803 - 12/19/17 09:10 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
d00df00d Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 11126
Loc: PA
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.
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#4608866 - 12/19/17 10:28 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
JeffKeryk Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 118
Loc: Los Gatos, CA
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.

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#4608892 - 12/19/17 11:26 PM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
2strokeNorthstar Offline


Registered: 07/19/17
Posts: 231
Loc: PR CA, USA
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.


Edited by 2strokeNorthstar (12/19/17 11:34 PM)

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#4608908 - 12/20/17 12:12 AM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
rubberchicken Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 399
Loc: Maryland USA
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.

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#4608943 - 12/20/17 04:31 AM Re: Which Brake Rotor? [Re: maverickfhs]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 9776
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Keep in mind that anything Centric is only 90 day warranty...good stuff/short warranty!
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