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Problem with 6-month old, Centric Rotors...

I did my brakes, six moths ago (pads, rotors, etc). I used Brembo Sport pads and Centric E-coated (black) rotors:
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brak...el=Accord+Sedan+EX&autoYear=2001&autoModClar=

Bad news, the (front) rotors warped. I had to pay $100 to (on-car) turn $64 (2x$32) worth of rotors...
So much for Centric Premium Rotors.

Am I unreasonable, in thinking that Centric owes me something?

So far, the rotors have not re-warped...
 

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CAN I BUY YOUR REAR LIP??
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Problem with 6-month old, Centric Rotors...

I did my brakes, six moths ago (pads, rotors, etc). I used Brembo Sport pads and Centric E-coated (black) rotors:
http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brak...el=Accord+Sedan+EX&autoYear=2001&autoModClar=

Bad news, the (front) rotors warped. I had to pay $100 to (on-car) turn $64 (2x$32) worth of rotors...
So much for Centric Premium Rotors.

Am I unreasonable, in thinking that Centric owes me something?

So far, the rotors have not re-warped...
I'd imagine there'd be some kind of 1yr factory warranty or something. I'd def look into it if I were you.
 

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+1 on beding them in. I have the regular centric and they are going strong even after autoX the hell out of them. still going strong for 1 year.
 

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I think they will probably not warranty them because they can claim your driving conditions, whether or not you "bedded" them properly to begin with etc could have caused it.
BUT, I don't think you're wrong for thinking that a rotor needed resurfacing after 6 months.

J.

PS, 4ndr3w...we're twins, minus the red calipers.
 

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AC6DN
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I did bead them in.
The warp look like ying/ yang sign (when facing rotor). And it was a low spot, was on both sides, but on opposite positions.
 

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Did you completely clean off the hubs of any and all dirt and rust?

Any rust on the hubs will transfer that runout to the rotors in about 2500-5000 miles.

Since they were turned on the car, this won't happen again as the rotor has now been machined to the runout of the hubs.

I went through this with my gen 7. EBC's website has a very good technical article on this situation. Even 5 microns of dirt/rust on the hubs will transfer into the rotors and depending on how sensitive the car is to shudder. Accords are one of those.
 

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I had no problems for quite a while?
It was not typ. It had a low spot inside inner-center, and outer-center (more near the hub), but not across from each other - Not a high spot on one side, and a low spot on the other...
 

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Guess what...
They are beginning to warp again. Premium, ah, I dont think so - A Premium pain...
:paranoid:
 

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Hi, its back...
Approximately 10K more miles later, and the vibration is back. This time the pads are 2/3 worn? So I'm gonna replace them both, too expensive to turn them...
 

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Maybe it's your driving/braking style?

I have these same rotors 2 years with EBC yellow pads and haven't had an issue. Seems you got a pad set or something with your driving needs some adjustment.
 

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damn bad luck bro. I put 20k on my front rotors and not issue so far. Did you bleed your brake system? I need to bleed my rear. Its not bitting correctly.
 

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The original rotors were OEM, made it to 175K miles, with no problems.
 

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Update:
BrakeTech was no help. But Tire Rack (where I got them from), gave me a notable discount on a new order. I got the Power Slot Alloy Cryo-Treated Rotor (same maker, just not there cheap-line) and Hawk HPS Street brake pads.

I was told that Centric is not a premium brand, but the low-cost line...
 

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Update:
BrakeTech was no help. But Tire Rack (where I got them from), gave me a notable discount on a new order. I got the Power Slot Alloy Cryo-Treated Rotor (same maker, just not there cheap-line) and Hawk HPS Street brake pads.

I was told that Centric is not a premium brand, but the low-cost line...
Yup, That y they cost like 25 bucks for the fronts. The power slot cryo is legit. They heat it up and then cool it down with liquid nitrogen. Gives the metal a more uniform molecular arrange to it.
 
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