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Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? #5269596 11/17/19 01:34 AM
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Did not realize that rotors were still being casted in Italy. Italy seems like a very expensive place to be manufacturing commodities. These rotors were only $30-ish each; they are rear rotors for a Mazda 3.

Maybe the box was the only item that was Made in Italy? LOL


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Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269600 11/17/19 01:50 AM
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they might be China castings final machined in Italy. Europe has some funny laws that allow this. there was some french made walther pistols that were made in france , but final marking and finishing allowed them to be marked germany

Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269641 11/17/19 06:27 AM
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whats the track record, do indie shops use the rotors ? what do they say?
too bad there is not a rating system for car parts - good better best

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Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269662 11/17/19 07:18 AM
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Did the rear brakes wear out before the front ones? My sister's did just that (2012 Mazda3 iTouring).

Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269672 11/17/19 07:40 AM
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Is there an E number on the box? THat can give you an idea of where it originally came from. Pilenga is really good quality, but as far as I knew they never came coated so I never bought them unless it was the only option.


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Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269717 11/17/19 08:29 AM
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The company has an ISO 9001 and also UNI ISO 45001 & 14001 also IATF 16949 so it ought to be on the up & up.
They are manufactured in Bergamo (Lombardy) in he north of italy where there is a long tradition of metalworks. FWIW

Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269743 11/17/19 09:05 AM
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I have not used them but they do seem to be worth taking a closer look at. It appears they are 100% made in Italy at the companies own foundry.

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Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269746 11/17/19 09:13 AM
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[quote=The Critic][/quote]
I don't know about rotors, but every few years it is "discovered" that most Made-in-Italy Olive Oil is a.) not made in Italy and b.) not Olive Oil. Reforms are made, the clock is reset and a few years later it happens again.

Nonetheless, it is a big country with some manufacturing capability.


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Originally Posted by HangFire

I don't know about rotors, but every few years it is "discovered" that most Made-in-Italy Olive Oil is a.) not made in Italy and b.) not Olive Oil. Reforms are made, the clock is reset and a few years later it happens again.

Nonetheless, it is a big country with some manufacturing capability.

Olive oil? Come on man, this is a MOTOR oil web site.


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Where did you find them?


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Re: Pilenga Rotors - Made in Italy? [Re: The Critic] #5269799 11/17/19 10:10 AM
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Italy manufactures a lot of stuff that we don't see because we are only thinking about automotive aftermarket parts available in the USA. A lot of agricultural machinery (Fiat owns Case-New Holland), pumps, hydraulic components, industrial machinery...


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Originally Posted by tom slick
Italy manufactures a lot of stuff that we don't see because we are only thinking about automotive aftermarket parts available in the USA. A lot of agricultural machinery (Fiat owns Case-New Holland), pumps, hydraulic components, industrial machinery...

Guns too.


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While reading about Ford's aluminum 4.6 modular engine (installed in swank Mustangs and earlier Lincoln) the Italian factory where the block is made was referred to as the world's largest aluminum fabrication plant.

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Originally Posted by Kira
Did the rear brakes wear out before the front ones? My sister's did just that (2012 Mazda3 iTouring).


It is really common on Mazda.


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Did the rear brakes wear out before the front ones? My sister's did just that (2012 Mazda3 iTouring).


It is really common on Mazda.


My employer has a fleet of about 10 late model F150 trucks and the rear disc brakes are needing replacement before the front ones on these trucks.

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