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Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? #4710693
03/29/18 04:10 PM
03/29/18 04:10 PM
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Munich, Germany
ChristianReske Offline OP
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A simple question, i am shopping for caliper seal kits and found parts from CENTRIC.

To me, living in Germany, this company is unknown.

How is the quality of these parts?

Could some BITOG members from the USA tell me their opinion about these parts?

Thanks!

Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710696
03/29/18 04:15 PM
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I like their brake pads and rotors, have the pads on my Civic.


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710697
03/29/18 04:18 PM
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Trav Offline
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The seal kits are okay, I have used them without any problems.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710701
03/29/18 04:23 PM
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Like most brake manufacturers without OEM business, they have products made to "their specs" by manufacturers in Asia. I would say their quality is no better or worse than anyone else. Their premium rotors and calipers are decent, their pads are a hit/miss, and I do not have experience with their seal kits.


2011 Toyota Prius - 173k - Various 0W-20 (Brew)
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 131K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710710
03/29/18 04:42 PM
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Not a fan of their pads. I've had luck with their softgoods, their calipers are OK - they corrode fast.

Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710719
03/29/18 04:50 PM
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Centric is a reputable brand, which also manufactures Stoptech brakes.


2009 Acura CSX - PUP 0w20 / Fram XG7317 / Maxlife ATF
2018 Kawasaki Z650 - Motul 4T 5100 10w40 / OEM Oil Filter
Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710736
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I purchased their seal kit for my Honda S2000's front calipers. I ended up re-using one of my original seals and both original dust boots. I'm a very capable guy and I was unable to get the dust boots to fit, in the end, my original seals looked better than the Centric ones.

Conclusion: Their Honda S2000 seals and boots are poor quality.


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Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: Cujet] #4710759
03/29/18 05:51 PM
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ChristianReske Offline OP
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Thanks, i just bought a Honda S 2000.

Honda germanys price tag is 80,- Euro / 95,-US $ for -ONE- (1) seal kit.... The Spare part prices for japanese cars in germany are just completly insane.

I will try to order OEM somewhere else.

Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: nthach] #4710785
03/29/18 06:22 PM
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willbur Offline
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"their calipers are OK - they corrode fast."

+1
In my experience, their reman calipers start rusting right away. Work well,otherwise. Their Cryo treated rotors are great.

Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710787
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dgunay Offline
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Originally Posted By: ChristianReske
Thanks, i just bought a Honda S 2000.

Honda germanys price tag is 80,- Euro / 95,-US $ for -ONE- (1) seal kit.... The Spare part prices for japanese cars in germany are just completly insane.

I will try to order OEM somewhere else.


Any chance you can get it from UK? Japanese parts should be cheaper there. Assuming you won't pay any customs since they are still in EU.


2009 Acura CSX - PUP 0w20 / Fram XG7317 / Maxlife ATF
2018 Kawasaki Z650 - Motul 4T 5100 10w40 / OEM Oil Filter
Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: ChristianReske] #4710843
03/29/18 07:47 PM
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For some applications…

Centric is really the only option left.

I purchased this one to install on a large industrial forklift at work,
Specifications are for a ‘59-‘60 Dodge truck ....
I guarantee you that nobody in United States
is going to “tool up” to make a run of these anymore -
So the only option anymore is Taiwan, period.
Which, in my book is good!
Taiwan makes better product than the Chinese do.



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Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: Linctex] #4710856
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Originally Posted By: willbur
"their calipers are OK - they corrode fast."

+1
In my experience, their reman calipers start rusting right away. Work well,otherwise. Their Cryo treated rotors are great.


The best calipers to get are Napa Eclipse and Cardone Ultra. They are coated to stop the rust. The Napa Eclipse is the same as Cardone Ultra, but the coating is black instead of silver. Either will serve you well.

Re: Quality of CENTRIC brake parts? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4711126
03/30/18 04:57 AM
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ChristianReske Offline OP
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@ dgunay:

No, the only dealer i found in the U.K. is LINGS and the prices are almost identical to Germany:

https://www.lingshondaparts.com/

@ linctex: You are right. Taiwanese products are usally good quality.


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