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post #1 of 17 Old 09-24-2016, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Rotors: Pep Boys or Carquest?

Anyone use the Pep Boys ProStop or AdvanceAuto Carquest Wearever rotors? Is there a difference really or is one better than the other? I plan to install with Akebono brake pads. Thanks!

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I basically only use Wearever rotors since there's an Advance Auto right down the road and haven't had any issues.

I'm currently running Akebono pads on my Infiniti and love them.



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Do not use any of the two you mentioned.

Use Centric rotors.
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stuman74 check out heeltoeauto.com they have great prices and superb customer service. They are dedicated to Hondas & Acuras.

I agree with t-rd about Centric. They have excellent Posi-quiet ceramic brake pads as well.
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Thanks for the comments. I have seen those Centrics as favored here as well, but if I'm getting upgraded brakes in the Akebonos, why do I need to spend the extra as well on the rotors? Are they really that much better? On my Accord, after factoring in discount codes, tax, shipping etc to make all things equal, rotors all around from Advance (Carquest) would be $95 and from Rock Auto (Centric) would be $140.

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Cheap rotors warp easier....buy the cheap ones and you'll replace them every year.
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Never cheap out on anything to do with brakes or tires. A crash is more expensive than the cost of a good brake set up and tire set up.
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Never cheap out on anything to do with brakes or tires. A crash is more expensive than the cost of a good brake set up and tire set up.
The above. Saved my life when the 16 yo. blew through the stop sign 60 mph., being able to bring the car to a full stop in the shortest distance, inches count. Cheap rotors warp & don't cool as fast, also they may wear down more uneven (making ridges) less pad contact. Only $45 difference, don't make safety a low priority. Akebono pads are really good & long lasting, just put some on my car.
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Which centric rotors did you gents buy?

Is it this one?


What about the brake pads, which ones do you recommend? I read that ceramic are longer lasting than semi-metal but slightly longer braking distance. I don't care about the brake dust, haha.

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Which centric rotors did you gents buy?

Is it this one?


What about the brake pads, which ones do you recommend? I read that ceramic are longer lasting than semi-metal but slightly longer braking distance. I don't care about the brake dust, haha.
You may want to look at brake pads that street racers use such as Hawk.
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You may want to look at brake pads that street racers use such as Hawk.
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I don't drive like a mad man. I just want to avoid the stock Honda OEM rotor issues (early wear) and such because the dealership charges so much for the rotor resurfacing but the next one will be a rotor and pad replacement that I will do myself.

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I don't drive like a mad man. I just want to avoid the stock Honda OEM rotor issues (early wear) and such because the dealership charges so much for the rotor resurfacing but the next one will be a rotor and pad replacement that I will do myself.
Keep in mind that the more aggressive the pad material is the harder (wear) it is on the rotor. I change rotors with every pad change when I used the Hawks, etc. Some say resurfacing the rotor can cause warping & poor heat dissipation.

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Lowniss37 I recently upgraded to the acura bbk and changed the rear rotors/pads too and in my shopping I noticed dba. They're really expensive so I went with ebc usr slotted rotors instead to keep the overall price down but I was wondering why are they so expensive? Are they worth it?

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