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Centric Slotted/Drilled Front Brake review.

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by ColoradoTJ, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Feb 28, 2016 at 7:50 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    My 12 Tundra was at 65K miles, brake pads still had good service life to most likely 70K miles easy. This is the first truck I have ever owned (work truck that tows) that brakes lasted this long with the level of brake performance that is very good. However, I had a trip planned to Southern California and not sure if we were pulling my car hauler out and back. Instead of risking brake failure or anyone's life, the decision was made to just not be a cheap ass and get new rotors and brakes (rotors if needed).

    At first, I checked the service life of the factory rotors. They were fine to use again, and that was my plan at first. I ordered some brake pads through 4 Wheel Parts in Colorado Springs. I knew better, but hey, maybe they have changed. I ordered some Hawk pads for 79.00 or so. Toyota wanted 100.00 for factory pads, and they were available.[​IMG]

    Nope, I was given the wrong brake pads. At that point, I went to Autoanything and seen what was offered in the Centric brake line.
    http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/centric-c-tek-drilled-slotted-brake-rotors

    Four days later I had my rotors and pads. The Centric ceramic brand pads were ordered.

    165.00 to my door vs 79.00 for the wrong pads sounded good to me.

    [​IMG]

    Bedding in the pads took a bit. I followed the directions, but had to partially do it again. No big deal.

    Opinions:

    As stated earlier, I was totally happy with the factory brake performance. I did not have the brake issues that the 07- early 12' Tundras without the updated backing plates. Mine has the updated plates. Quality in parts and performance has never been in question with Toyota's in my long line of ownership. The factory brakes were a little grabby, maybe for a lack of term.

    New setup brake hard with less effort, the brakes feel the same even after heavy used...every time.

    Did the slotted/drilled rotors help? Simply put, yep. I knew they would on past experiences on some of my cars. So for a relatively cheap upgrade these work great.
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2016 at 12:41 PM
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    Nor7

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    Thanks for the review, I'm at 100k with my original rotors and thinking about replacing them.
     
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  3. Feb 28, 2016 at 5:38 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    Your rotors are probably still good too.

    I needed to do some mods. I start looking at other vehicles around 3 years of ownership. Usually some new wheels or tires do the trick.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2016 at 8:55 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    I boight some Centric rotors and Hawk pads from AutoAnything and installed them on my mother's vehicle, they were great.

    Oh course she traded in it a few months later..

    I plan to go with the Centric drilled/slotted rotors on my Tundra when it is time...
     
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  5. Feb 28, 2016 at 10:23 PM
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    csuviper

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    @ColoradoTJ Thanks for the review. I am going to move this to the review section. Maybe add the brake name your reviewing to the title?
     
  6. Feb 29, 2016 at 7:35 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ [OP] I'm a boob guy.

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    I changed it, and thanks
     
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