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Centrics Or Brembo Rotors?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by WATacoRider, Dec 30, 2012.

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Which?

  1. Brembo

    25 vote(s)
    69.4%
  2. Centric

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  3. Other

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Dec 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    WATacoRider

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    The Brembos are a little bit more, but not much. Which is the better quality rotor? Hell, should I throw OEM in there? But I have no idea what they cost.

    Both rotors are now made in China. Brembo appears to be a bigger name, but that doesn't mean it's better.... or does it? :cool:
     
  2. Dec 31, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    aw113sgte

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    Go with OEM, not worth the risk of the aftermarket.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    Kelson

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    wat. o_O?
     
  4. Dec 31, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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    Sandman614

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    Because Toyota has already done the research and put the BEST products on our trucks and nothing new/better has come out in the last 7 years (My trucks is 2006)

    Sarcasm
     
  5. Dec 31, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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    diesel30

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    brembos are about as good as it gets. I had them on a civic si back in the day and got over 80k out of a set with no warping. Stick to factory brake pads or you'll risk the possibility of having squeaky brakes. aftermarket pads ( napa, autozone, etc.) are so hard they will have a grinding feel and tend to squeal a bit and are not good for a high quality rotor.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    ;) I have the opinion that the aftermarket makes a better brake rotor.The O.E. has limitations concerning weight from the factory. Toyota makes every item on the truck as light as possible to save weight for the gas mileage. This is done by all the manufators to meet the EPA standards, and if you examine brake rotors from 10years ago to the present and you would see the weight and thickness of the brake rotors now are thinner and lighter.
    The aftermarket has no restrictions on weight, so the aftermarket brake rotor is thicker and stronger. The Brembo brake rotor is a known company with a large research and developement dept., so the items they sell are a good quality.GoodLuck.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2012 at 7:31 AM
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    Guess Op needs to ask himself if they care about weight/what use his truck has, i.e. mall crawling, street cruising, rock crawling. How much armor/sliders/bigger tires/tools, he has on it.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2013 at 6:20 AM
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    Brembo is not the best just because it has the name Brembo. Our rotors work great and there are few instances of issues. Seems like a clear cut case of don't try to fix what's not broken.
    Rotors are more than what you can see visually, even if they are thicker, is the material of the same or better quality? Are they more or less prone to warping? Are they turned to the same tolerance?
    Ask yourself what is the weakness of the factory rotors and do you have any evidence the aftermarket ones can improve on this?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    If Brembo is made in China now I wouldn't touch them with a 10 ft. pole. BUT I wonder, since China is so apt to rip off ANYTHING, if these rotors are not sanctioned by BrBo.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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    I put Brembo cross drilled rotors on my Tahoe. Nothing special. I got them for a cheap price.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    Who says? Brembo? Fanboys? Frankly I have never once warped a factory rotor and I have owned many cars for 32 years. Brembo may be an adequate brake but there is no supporting studies that show them to be the best. Being made in China alone would show evidence they are not the best by a long shot.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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    Being made in China is a weak excuse on reasoning to buy from X or Y just because of where it was made. China has the space to put the big production factories in a cost effiecent way(for the company).

    The truth is, Metal processing is not what it used to be, and with the supply and demand of "today" it's difficult to meet the demand with the processing time it takes to make a quality part.

    In order to stay ahead, lots of companies do their work over there because they can make it in larger quanties fast.

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    I have Brembo blanks on my DD and they still look new 3 years and 40k miles later.

    I bet if you poked around your truck, you'd find a ton of it with labels saying "Made in China."
     
  13. Sep 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    My factory rotors had warped after 40k didnt want to get them resurfaced or turned i think they are called. Just went ahead and got Brembo blanks without thinking much. Now my truck has 80k on it, no warping no problems... never looked back..
    :)
     
  14. Sep 10, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    OEM is not always the best. My OEM rotors warped at 25k miles.

    The Brembo blanks I have are made in Brazil. I don't know how much better or worse than the Chinese ones.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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    I like brembos, haven't had any problems with them
     
  16. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    Where did you get this info?

    And FYI brake rotors on street cars/trucks don't warp, its due to uneven pad deposits on the brake rotor.

    Here is a very good article that all of you should read: http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/-warped-brake-disc-and-other-myths
     
  17. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    No reason to waste money on brembos, you are just paying for the name.
     
  18. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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    Brembo is a name brand, but they don't actually "produce" anything anymore.

    One of the most popular brake rotor selections in the STi world is the NAPA rotor, interestingly enough.

    If I was buying a Brembo rotor, I'd buy it from a reputable source (ie Tire Rack).

    As far as upgrades, don't forget as long as you can engage ABS, actually upgrading your system isn't necessary unless you're hard enough on the brakes to have fade issues.
     
  19. Oct 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Centric has a performance brand called "Stoptech". You may have heard of it.

    Brembo OE replacement rotors are just that, nothing special. In some cases they actually rust more easily than OEM in the hat area.
     
  20. Oct 23, 2013 at 6:15 AM
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