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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.2

2009 Nissan Sentra2.0 SR

Vehicle Miles: 41,661

Location: HATBORO, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 4,000

Pads: StopTech Street Performance Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

October 28, 2013

Installed new brake pads with new centric 120 series rotors. Good stopping power, no fade,low noise, but lots of brake dust @ 4,000mi on pads rotors still look new. I guess the dust is a trade off for saving the rotors.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.2

1999 Toyota Corolla

Vehicle Miles: 147,000

Location: TABB, VA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: Stock

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

September 17, 2013

I purchased a set of these a few years back for my 98 Corolla with very good results.

However the set I bought for my 99 Corolla have been disappointing.
I ve had pedal vibration from day one, even using the reccomended bed-in proceedures.
I m hopeful that the new pads and rotors are still not done blending-in and the brakes start to work smoothly.
I m not sure the country of manufacturer for the first set, but this set was "heeco en chine".
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2003 Ford Focus SVT

Vehicle Miles: 138,000

Location: EASTAMPTON, NJ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 12,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

August 21, 2013

The brakes are smooth and strong with some brake dust but not bad, an occasional squeal
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.8

2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ

Vehicle Miles: 147,000

Location: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 80,000

Pads: Stock

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

August 05, 2013

Installed the Centric rotors on my DD with pads from a local auto parts store. I was expecting a strong performance from these due to the e-coating and description of the manufacturing process used to make them. The e-coated hat and vanes rusted quickly and at least as much as standard uncoated units, so that feature was not so effective. At 80k miles they had very significant warping that created a strong pedal vibration when braking from highway speeds. Along with new pads, I had them turned and they now seem to be back to good working order. No noticeable difference in stopping power or fading with these. Along with a ceramic pad, these exhibited very little dusting and were always quiet.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6

2008 Ford Econoline E150

Vehicle Miles: 66,000

Location: LOS ANGELES, CA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 1,200

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

July 14, 2013

I purchased the centric rotors and akebono pads combo to combat warped front rotors. They definitely work better than stock. The pads have good initial bite and are much more fade resistant. I don t drive like Mario Andretti so this combination works just fine. No more vibrating steering wheel/front end under moderate or heavy braking!
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 QuadCab 4wd

Vehicle Miles: 78,000

Location: PITTSBURGH, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Stock

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

June 18, 2013

Replaced aging rear factory brakes with these and centric rotors. I am pleased with pedal feel even when towing a 35 foot trailer. I have Hawk LT pads on the front but will proably use these ceramic ones next time.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.4

2006 Audi A6 3.2 QuattroBase Model

Vehicle Miles: 85,000

Location: TRUSSVILLE, AL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Stock

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

May 21, 2013

The Centric plain rotors are quiet and are perfectly adequate for street use. I have used a set on my track day car before and found them to be more crack resistant than some big name performance rotors.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

2010 Lincoln Town CarSignature L

Vehicle Miles: 100,000

Location: DES PLAINES, IL

Driving Style: Easy Going

Miles of
product use: 10,999

Pads: Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

March 27, 2013

The car brakes normally, similar to stock. It has a little better stopping and fade resistance with less dust. Great purchase.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT

Vehicle Miles: 60,000

Location: LATHROP, CA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

February 26, 2013

These brake pads and rotors are great. They are the best the car has ever had.
I will definitely purchase these again when I need to and through Tire Rack.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

1999 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8

Vehicle Miles: 41,876

Location: HELOTES, TX

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 41,871

Pads: Akebono Euro Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

January 27, 2013

All components arrive in perfect condition and istallation was not easy but afterwards they worked great.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2003 Ford Focus SVT

Vehicle Miles: 125,000

Location: EASTAMPTON, NJ

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 400

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

November 23, 2012

Pads and rotors look good. I painted the calipers at the same time so they look good and work well.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8

2002 Honda Accord Sedan EX V6

Vehicle Miles: 337,000

Location: Burlington, WI

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

April 13, 2012

I bought these Centric Plain 120 rotors to replace Brembo blanks that had about 148,000 miles on them and started a little steering wheel shake. So far I am very happy with them. They ve worked great right our of the box with Hawk HPS pads. No smells or burning off corrosion coatings and no squealing or squeaking. The cross hashing does make a slight low grown, but to me it is a more confidence building sound that the brakes are really biting in than an annoyance. This rotor and pad set-up brakes smooth, strong and quiet. With so many miles on this car, I didn t want to spend too much, so I didn t go with the cryo treated, but since I drive about 42,000 miles a year, I wanted rotors that were good and well-made enough that I don t have to replace them soon. I will probably try the cryo-treated on my Odyssey minivan when I replace them in the next year or so.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.4

2001 Audi A4 1.8T QuattroSport Package

Vehicle Miles: 208,000

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 3,000

Pads: Centric Posi Quiet Semi Metallic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

March 29, 2012

Switched from Brembo blank rotors and Pagid blue pads, and didn t have the cash at the time to buy a better combination.

Pros: Cost is reasonable. Very little dust. No noise except during first use after a rainstorm. But once the pads scrub the rotors, the noise is eliminated. Also, they were truly an OEM fit. No problems with installation.

Cons: Braking seems weak. It s adequate for daily driving, but clearly diminished from my previous setup. Where the old combination would lock up my tires at will, the new system will not at any speed above 20mph. For this reason, I ll be replacing the pads soon. I like a very grippy pad and these do not inspire confidence to stop now .
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5

2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 112,000

Location: Neenah, WI

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 4,000

Pads: Stock

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

March 08, 2012

Note that these are marketed as "Premium" rotors. Not so.

I purchased these rotors before a friend warned me his warped within a few weeks. Nevertheless, I put mine on with a similar experience. I don t drive hard, I have an easy, 45MPH drive to and from work, with a couple stops in my neighborhood - and that s about it. There were no hard stops, proper break in per TireRack technical documents on the website. Just driving to/from work on some back, straight roads. After a few weeks, I developed a Steering Wheel vibration during stopping. I left it, because it s pretty small when stopping from 35MPH or so, but a few recent trips on the highway made it unbearable not to fix. So I replaced after 5-6 months of use and about 4000 miles.

On the good side, the rotors LOOK to be much better quality than what I typically find at the local auto parts store. The paint on non machined surfaces held up for 6 months very nicely, and when taking them off to throw away, they looked very good, almost like new. I chucked them up in a lathe and measured the axial runout near the outer edge - the first one was around .001"-.002" (GOOD) and the second was .010"-.012" (BAD).

The way I see this purchase - these rotors are no better (if not worse) than the junk I would buy at the local auto parts chain store. But if those warp - they have a lifetime warranty and they will replace them, plus the pads (if purchased there). Not so here. 30 Day "Customer Satisfaction Warranty". My fault for not getting them on the first week I had them and finding out in time.

If you are looking for an everyday cheap rotor - go local. If you want premium, the Brembo Plain rotors I had on before these were great! Worth the extra money if that s what you want.

I chose not to rate Responsiveness, Stopping Power, Fade Resistance and Dust because I frankly didn t use them enough nor pay enough attention. This isn t for the track...just commuting!

Centric is 0 for 2 in my experience.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2005 Nissan Altima SE-R

Vehicle Miles: 65,000

Location: Fairfax, VA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 500

Pads: StopTech Street Performance Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

February 21, 2012

Stoptech performance street pads - great bite, noticeable difference in braking power even with them being on the rears.

Centric plain 120 series rotor - great rotors, have bought many sets of these for all my vehicles. The black rotor hat eliminates nasty rusty look. Cosmetically they are great and performance they are great.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7

1994 Saturn SL2

Vehicle Miles: 205,000

Location: MANSFIELD, MA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 10,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

January 27, 2012

A great street pad for a daily driver, Minimal wear after 10k miles. Works well cold. Excellent feel, response, and easy to modulate without anti-lock brake system. Much better than stock or Advance Silverline used in the past. Wear rate excellent for normal use.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7

1999 Audi A6 AvantQuattro

Vehicle Miles: 173,000

Location: Southeastern, PA

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 200

Pads: Stock

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

January 02, 2012

I understood that these were NOT "performance brake pads" when I purchased them and I have not been disappointed. Compared to the performance of OE brake pads(made by Ferodo) these don t even come close. Initial bite is adequate, but the excess fade is very noticeable. On a good note, they don t generate nearly the amount of brake dust as OE and they are whisper quiet. The Centric brake rotors are terrific in every way. My Audi wears them on all 4 corners.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2006 Ford Focus ZX4SE

Vehicle Miles: 61,000

Location: Columbus, OH

Driving Style: Average

Miles of
product use: 2,000

Pads: Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

December 31, 2011

I was really concerned about brake noise and this set up is very quiet. The Centric rotors are impressive to look at and appear to be a high quality part. Everything fit perfectly. Brake dust seems to be less than OEM. Stopping power is as good or better then stock.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2005 Infiniti G35 Sedan6-Speed Transmission

Vehicle Miles: 90,000

Location: POTOMAC FALLS, VA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 2,500

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

November 16, 2011

The HPS pads are every bit as solid as the StopTech s these replaced, but MUCH less dust. Break in procedure was followed. Quiet and smooth pedal feel.
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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.8

2003 Nissan 350Z Touring

Vehicle Miles: 60,000

Location: Huntsville, AL

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 1,000

Pads: Hawk HPS Street brake pads

Lines: Stock

Calipers: Stock

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

November 11, 2011

I replaced my stock rotors and OEM pads with the Hawk HPS pads and Centric vented blanks in preparation for driving the Dragon this October. I couldn t be happier. Dust is nearly nonexistent, and while the pads do groan a bit, it s just when easing forward, and not nearly as bad as the OEM squeal. I drove the Dragon four times on this setup, and didn t feel them fade once - they actually got better as they heated up a bit.

When cold, the pads don t have the initial bite of the OEM ones, but this actually is better for a daily driver, as it makes the braking curve smoother and more communicative. In other words, they re not going to throw you through the windshield until you heat them up, and that s when you need better braking anyway. The Centric blanks are smooth and seem quite reliable. They will rust like every other blank, though, so don t expect otherwise.

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Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan

Vehicle Miles: 135,000

Location: CHELMSFORD, MA

Driving Style: Spirited

Miles of
product use: 750

Pads: Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads

Lines: Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

Calipers: Centric Posi Quiet Loaded Caliper

Rotors: Centric Plain 120 Series Rotors

November 11, 2011

After 135,000 miles and numerous pad and rotor replacements, my factory calipers were hanging up no matter how much I tried to clean them up and lubricate them. For the price of the Centric calipers, I figured I d be crazy to re-build my factory calipers myself and possibly see no improvement.

The Centric Premium rotors seem to be high quality. They bedded in very smoothly and braking has been smooth and quite ever since. The pads that come with the loaded calipers are also surprisingly good. I was expecting to have to upgrade to a performance pad like Hawk to improve braking, but the Centric pads have been working perfectly. The re-built rotors are also very nice, with a shiny coating that looks infinitely better than my 9 year old rusty factory calipers.

Everything fit perfectly, and install was uneventful.
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