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      11-02-2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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Those with the ECS 2-Piece Lightweight Front Brake Rotors (360x30); how do you compare them with OEM? I should replace my front OEM rotors sometime soon and the ECS ones look like an alternative. Please share your thoughts.

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      11-02-2017, 02:17 PM   #2
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I just bought new OEM fronts from autohausaz for $225 each free shipping. The ECS rotors save negligible weight. Calling them lightweight is wrong. Maybe some of the other 2 piece rotors like PFC save more weight, at least if stock diameter? They also cost more than the ECS rotors. I did not see the any reason to pay the premium for the ECS rotors.
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Never pay a premium for Chinese parts. Never.

Get OEM.
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I just bought new OEM fronts from autohausaz for $225 each free shipping. The ECS rotors save negligible weight. Calling them lightweight is wrong. Maybe some of the other 2 piece rotors like PFC save more weight, at least if stock diameter? They also cost more than the ECS rotors. I did not see the any reason to pay the premium for the ECS rotors.
This. They are something like 0.7 pounds less weight. Not lightweight by any stretch. Bullshit marketing.
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All good points here. I am staying with OEM. Thank you much guys.

Off topic, but related: what about brake pads? I really like OEM but don't like the dust much. Not really a big issue though, but would like to hear what you guys think about it. I seldom run out of brakes, almost never.

Thanks again.
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All good points here. I am staying with OEM. Thank you much guys.

Off topic, but related: what about brake pads? I really like OEM but don't like the dust much. Not really a big issue though, but would like to hear what you guys think about it. I seldom run out of brakes, almost never.

Thanks again.
I've run Stoptech pads on the street and they're quite nice.

Currently running PFC Z-Rated Carbon Metallic pads and I definitely recommend them.
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I've run Stoptech pads on the street and they're quite nice.

Currently running PFC Z-Rated Carbon Metallic pads and I definitely recommend them.
Are these rotor friendly? Thanks.
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Are these rotor friendly? Thanks.
Both are yup!
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PFCs look attractive. Looks like it has that back clip on it. Nice reviews.
Quiet?
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Pfc has been said to be good stuff. I don't have any experience with their rotors.

I'd be looking into a slotted disc. Not slotted and drilled- just slotted. I believe stop tech makes an oem equivalent disc that is slotted. They will make a little more noise, but the feel is great.
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StopTech show AeroRotors, slotted at a very decent price, but I have no idea how good they are (they also have a zinc coated version).
PFC also have them, but they are more money and I just can't find a reason to justify the purchase. Perhaps the OEM rotors with PFC pads should be a good combination.

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I run the stoptech street pads. Reasonably priced. Have not tried the pfc z rated.
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How do you compare them with OEM pads?
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PFC Z-rated are about same as OE with regard to dust, noise and general stopping characteristics. I personally found initial cold bite to be a bit lacking compared to OEM, though.
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I'd say the stoptech are also on par with oem. I never faded my stock brakes but would guess the stoptech or pfc z would have more fade resistance. It's rare to get any more initial bite than oem. You probably cannot have both more initial bite and better fade resistance. The best you will do is about the same initial bite and more fade resistance. The more fade resistance the worse the initial bite when cold.
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StopTech show AeroRotors, slotted at a very decent price, but I have no idea how good they are (they also have a zinc coated version).
PFC also have them, but they are more money and I just can't find a reason to justify the purchase. Perhaps the OEM rotors with PFC pads should be a good combination.

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what is your goal with the car? street only with spirited driving, or do you track on occasion?
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PFC Z-rated are about same as OE with regard to dust, noise and general stopping characteristics. I personally found initial cold bite to be a bit lacking compared to OEM, though.
The PFC z-rated compound is a hybrid street-track compound. Cold initial bite isn't very good. It does require a little heat in the pad before it starts to have good initial bite. However, it does outperform the OEM pad in all other performance categories.
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The PFC z-rated compound is a hybrid street-track compound. Cold initial bite isn't very good. It does require a little heat in the pad before it starts to have good initial bite. However, it does outperform the OEM pad in all other performance categories.
No doubt about this. It's along the lines of DS2500 although that pad bites better when cold but can be a little squeaky. I'm reasonably confident that neither compound will hold up very well on track for anything more than beginner use, though. Serviceable but completely suboptimal.
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No doubt about this. It's along the lines of DS2500 although that pad bites better when cold but can be a little squeaky. I'm reasonably confident that neither compound will hold up very well on track for anything more than beginner use, though. Serviceable but completely suboptimal.
I agree - at best, it's a beginner track pad. PFC race pads are for the track
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How is the cold bite of an HP+ compared to the PFC-Z or DS2500?
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what is your goal with the car? street only with spirited driving, or do you track on occasion?
I don't track this car at all. I do drive it aggressively from time to time. That is pretty much it.
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I agree - at best, it's a beginner track pad. PFC race pads are for the track
So I guess OEM is my thing.

Thanks guys.
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