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Old 11-05-2012, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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brembo blank vs centric plain cryo?

After overheating the stock brakes on some back roads and coming close to rear ending someone because if it I think it's time for a brake upgrade. My plan is 4 new rotors, stoptech pads, and ate super blue fluid.

Only thing is I can't decide between the brembo blanks or centric plain 125 cryo treated rotors for the front. From what I read the cryo treatment makes it last longer along with the pads as well. Is that true? Or are the brembo's just as good or better?


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Old 11-05-2012, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Rotors are not really as important as picking the correct pad compound, having fresh fluid, and brake ducts. I would just buy cheap rotors and put the extra cash into a brake duct system (built or bought).

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i think a good set of pads and some braded brake lines would be what you need... i dont know how much the rotors help you if they are not an upgraded size
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i think a good set of pads and some braded brake lines would be what you need... i dont know how much the rotors help you if they are not an upgraded size
Lines won't help at all with fade.
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The intent of braided stainless steel brake lines is to improve brake system effectiveness and longevity as compared to an equivalent system fitted with flexible rubber hoses through near-elimination of hose expansion.
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The intent of braided stainless steel brake lines is to improve brake system effectiveness and longevity as compared to an equivalent system fitted with flexible rubber hoses through near-elimination of hose expansion.
I know first hand what they do. The problem we are working with is the overheating issue the OP has had, not lack of feel.

If you are bleeding from your arm do you take antacids?

Yes he should get stainless braided lines, but that won't fix the problem he has brought to us.

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dude.... we basically said the same thing to him.. i just added lines.... wtf is the problem?
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dude.... we basically said the same thing to him.. i just added lines.... wtf is the problem?
No worries bro. We just have different ideas on how to stop brake fade I guess.
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Focus on tires too, then pads, then rotors/lines then ducts.

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Yes, you're having brake fade and overheating problems with your brakes? Add super sticky tires to help get those brakes hotter even faster. Oh, and make sure to add brake ducts to the last spot on your upgrade list while you are at it.

You guys who hard park should not be suggesting stuff to this guy.
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Cryo rotors are going to last longer then rotors that aren't cryo treated. Typically we will sell Cryo rotors to people who do a lot of city driving or really aggressive and frequent runs. We also will sell them to customers with heavier vehicles such as trucks and suvs. With that being said, if you fit in one of those categories, cryo treated rotors might not be a bad idea. But blank rotors are just OEM replacements and are not going to give you any added performance. The cryo rotor is just going to last longer. The difference between the brands of blank rotors are typically just in the finishing of the product and machining. Stoptech (centric) make a phenomenal product and you cannot go wrong with them.

We offer packages for the 8thcivic community. Each package includes four Stoptech Rotors and all four Stoptech Street Performance Pads. If you want to add our XLR8 SS Brake Lines to the package, it'll be an additional $90 for all four. Brake lines will come in handy during repeated braking as the brake fluid will heat up and make the stock lines expand, whereas the SS lines will not, keeping the pedal firm.

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Slotted - $400 plus shipping
Drilled/slotted - $430 plus shipping
Premium Blank - $269 plus shipping

R18:
Slotted - $380 plus shipping
Drilled/slotted- $390 plus shipping
Premium Blank - $240 plus shipping

If you would like a price for the Cryo rotors, feel free to PM me.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. My rotors are old and warped which is why I'm replacing them. I know there's no performance upgrade with these rotors but wondered if any of you had experience with them. I decided to go with Brembo's since I can get them sooner and they are cheaper.

I believe the pads on them now are stock so stoptechs should be a good improvement. I don't think it was the fluid getting hot that was the problem, I just passed the stock pads heat range and steamed up everywhere. Pedal feel was fine until all of a sudden I put my foot to the floor and there was nothing. I'm still going to upgrade to DOT4 fluid for the heck of it and hold off on the braided lines.

I have dunlop z1 ss sticky tires which is another reason why I over cooked the brakes. Stickier tires = more work for the brakes. Is there any cooling benefit to removing the dust shields?
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