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post #1 of 36 Old 07-01-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Recommended Brake Rotors & Pads?

I’m looking to improve braking performance via replacement pads & rotors (don’t want to go to the expense of a Vanco system). Based on earlier posts, it seems Centric Premium rotors and EBC Greenstuff pads are the way to go.

I’m seeing two “EBC Greenstuff” pad sets – any recommendations on which to get?

EBC Greenstuff #DP61255, $69- http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...35DP61255.html

EBC Greenstuff #E35DP71255 ($98-) http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...35DP71255.html

Here’s the rotors – Centric Premium, $65, http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/se...eep%20Wrangler

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EBC yellowstuff pads are reported as even better than the greenstuff pads. ( I have greenstuff pads on a stock brake set up and they work outstanding)

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I went with the ones in the 2nd link (7000 series) based off of mr.blaine's recomendations.

My brakes work very well now, but I cannot say that the pads did it for me. At the same time I put on new rotors, drums, calipers, rear shoes, wheel cylinders, braided lines, and a long overdue fluid flush.
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I just called AutoPartsWarehouse (http://www.autopartswarehouse.com) to order the 7000 series Greenstuff pads and Centric Premium rotors. The rep was very insistent that they were having problmes with the Centric pads and recommended I chose something else. He recommended the $92- Brembo, but said to get anything other than the Centric rotors.

Here are the rotors he is recommending:
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...3-1612667.html

Any opinions on the Centric Premium rotors? Any other suggestions?
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Expensive rotors. I'm getting Summit Racing's cross drilled for $59 each.

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I'm running the Brembo rotors and the greenstuff pads. Rotors were 40 each and the pads were 65ish. The setup works really well.
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Expensive rotors. I'm getting Summit Racing's cross drilled for $59 each.
Why cross drilled? With all the info about how they actually dont work as well in normal driving conditions on a jeep as a "regular" rotor(non-racing and not super heated)

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I just called AutoPartsWarehouse (http://www.autopartswarehouse.com) to order the 7000 series Greenstuff pads and Centric Premium rotors. The rep was very insistent that they were having problmes with the Centric pads and recommended I chose something else. He recommended the $92- Brembo, but said to get anything other than the Centric rotors.

Here are the rotors he is recommending:
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/de...3-1612667.html

Any opinions on the Centric Premium rotors? Any other suggestions?
I'd like to know what issues they are having. I've never seen a single fault in hundreds of Centric Premium Rotors.

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We use centric parts at work and I am running centric rotors on the rear and I am having no problems.

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The sales rep at AutoPartsWarehouse.com called me back, saying there no longer was an issue with the Centric rotors, and was very insistent on me ordering them right away. I have no idea what the original "issue" was. But I didn't like the way this was handled, don't like the high pressure from the sales rep, and don't like them "returning" a call I placed from a restricted number.

Is there a place in So. Calif. that carries EBC pads and Centric rotors? Most of the ususal places (Pep Boys, Kragen, AutoZone, NAPA...) don't carry them.
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Id be pissed................I wouldnt expect pressure selling tactics when im ordering auto parts.

Summit racing has the pads not sure about the rotors though

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I am wanting to do the ebc yellowstuff upgrade my self. Please, list where you purchased the pads and rotors. Even better a link to them. Thanx.
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I just called AutoPartsWarehouse (http://www.autopartswarehouse.com) to order the 7000 series Greenstuff pads and Centric Premium rotors. The rep was very insistent that they were having problmes with the Centric pads and recommended I chose something else. He recommended the $92- Brembo, but said to get anything other than the Centric rotors.
You were probably talking with a kid who runs around town with a "Type R" ricer Mitsubishi or Honda and who only knows what his fellow ricer buddies tell him. Centric rotors are excellent quality that work well with the TJ, and the EBC pads, especially EBC Yellow pads, are the best that have been found so far. It'd be real hard to beat either.

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Jerry - sounds good. Do you know of local places that carry them? I'd kind of like to take my old rotors in for comparison when I pick them up.
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