Does brand of brake rotor matter?

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Does brand of brake rotor matter?

The quality of the metal from which a rotor is cast has a major impact on rotor life and performance. The better the metallurgy in the rotor, the better it will perform on the vehicle. Economy rotors are typically made from the cheapest scrap iron.

Are Brembo rotors good?

Brembo rotors are always a great product. I run nothing else on my cars (track and daily drivers). The Brembo boxes were a little damaged from shipping but product was unharmed so I only wish they were packed a little better.

Are OEM rotors better?

For example, some aftermarket rotors are as much as 15% lighter than OEM rotors. OEM rotors, on the other hand, cost slightly more because they’re better built and with better quality materials. But, you’ll get better braking performance, without any worry about problems caused by cheap components.

Is there a difference between cheap and expensive rotors?

Basically the difference is the quality of the metal. I would like to say that the $35 one is cheap Chinese junk, but really almost all rotors are made in China, or Brazil, or someplace far away anyway. The $90 one might resist rust better, but there is always the chance that they are the same thing in a different box.

Why are Brembo brakes better?

The size of Brembo brakes is another reason they’re so much better than other types of brakes. Brembo’s brakes are slightly larger which means more clamping force, which means more braking torque. The result is that as soon as you step on the brake pedal, your car will start slowing.

Are OEM brakes better than aftermarket?

A: OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer,” so OEM brake pads are the same as those that came with the vehicle. Brand-name aftermarket pads are just as good — and sometimes better — than OEM.

What makes the R1 GeoMet brake rotors so good?

The R1 GEOMET ® Carbon Series is first and foremost about performance. Durability and reliability need to come standard on brake rotors designed for the track. The R1 GEOMET ® Carbon Series is slotted for a shorter stopping distance,with reduced heat even in high-performance driving.

Can a GeoMet rotor be replaced by an OEM rotor?

Replacement Geomet rotors are not drilled or slotted, but offer equal quality as your OEM rotors but at an affordable price. Diamond Slot Technology (™) rotors remove brake and road debris and prevent pad glazing, extending the life of the pad and the rotor.The diamond tipped ends provide an indicatorfor rotor replacement.

How is GeoMet 360 applied to brake rotors?

The brake rotors are sprayed with GEOMET® 360 at the finishing line in order to protect it until it is installed on the vehicle. After the coating cures, it ends up as a thin, dry film (approximately 8 micrometers thick) and gives the rotor a metallic/silver look.

What kind of coating is used on brake rotors?

GEOMET® (or more specifically GEOMET® 360) is a water based chemical coating that is applied to brake rotors to help prevent corrosion.

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