View Full Version : How do Brakemotive rotors stand up to winter use?


wes8398
04-02-2012, 10:23 PM
Before I place an order for a set of Brakemotive's rotors and pads, I wondered if anyone could post a few pics or otherwise describe how their Brakemotive rotors have held up to salty, crappy winter conditions. Is there anything to worry about in terms of the drilled rotors corroding due to road salt, etc?

aurora40
04-06-2012, 03:47 PM
Our winter was pretty mild, but I daily my car with Wintersports. We had some salt for sure due to icy conditions (the mild winter made that worse, above freezing during the day, below at night = lots of ice).

They look fine. The hub part and vane parts are all still a nice zincy silver. I think harsh (like E1 A2Z, not like industrial acid harsh) wheel cleaners are more likely to rust them, which I've stopped using.

wes8398
04-06-2012, 10:07 PM
Thanks for the feedback! Good to know.

dre2013
04-08-2012, 03:54 PM
i don't drive my V when there is snow on the road, but it did see salt a few times this year (unintentionally). My rotors and pads still look/perform like they did when i put them on about 4k miles ago back in november. ill buy buying a set of them for my trans am also

MB756
06-26-2012, 09:43 AM
DO NOT buy these rotors. they easily warp and vibrates the heck out of the car. And Brakemotive guys are not very supportive. They have only 120 day warrenty on these while you get lifetime on others. I have 20k miles the rotors and they said they will give me 10% discount on next set.

REALLY, I spent $250 4 months ago and you want me to get the crap again???

one more thing was that sensors were installed wrong on the pads. I should have returned the product that time.

9t8z28
06-26-2012, 09:55 AM
DO NOT buy these rotors. they easily warp and vibrates the heck out of the car. And Brakemotive guys are not very supportive. They have only 120 day warrenty on these while you get lifetime on others. I have 20k miles the rotors and they said they will give me 10% discount on next set.

REALLY, I spent $250 4 months ago and you want me to get the crap again???

one more thing was that sensors were installed wrong on the pads. I should have returned the product that time.

Hmm, you probably didn't break them in correctly or if you attempted to at all. I have installed 3 sets of their rotor/pad combos and they work great. No warpage or anything.

CTSV_510
06-26-2012, 10:05 AM
DO NOT buy these rotors. they easily warp and vibrates the heck out of the car. And Brakemotive guys are not very supportive. They have only 120 day warrenty on these while you get lifetime on others. I have 20k miles the rotors and they said they will give me 10% discount on next set.

REALLY, I spent $250 4 months ago and you want me to get the crap again???

one more thing was that sensors were installed wrong on the pads. I should have returned the product that time.

I haven't seen any other negative comments about these rotors and pads.

You drive 5000 miles a month?

What sensors are you talking about? Our cars don't have brake pad sensors.

Greed4Speed
06-26-2012, 10:08 AM
I'm guessing he meant the wear indicators. You know, the things that start sqeauling when the pads wear low.

Skidmarcx
06-26-2012, 11:13 AM
Apparently it's too hard to inspect brake pads for wear

9t8z28
06-26-2012, 11:44 AM
I drive my car in the winter months. The rotors have held up very well. The zinc coating is still in great shape.

aurora40
06-27-2012, 06:45 PM
Were the wear indicators installed facing out or something? Otherwise, what you mean they were "wrong"?

I don't know that I'd swear off rotors just because the warped one time in 20k miles. Warping is highly dependent on use, maybe these just got unlucky.

But I don't think this has much to do with the OP.

sn95swap
06-28-2012, 06:50 PM
Haven't put these on my V, but I have them on my DD Integra on all 4 corners, and their great.

To the guy who posted about problems, I have a hard time taking advice about car parts when you can't spell or correctly articulate what was wrong with the parts...

EdmundGTP
06-29-2012, 11:22 AM
No snow here of course, but just chiming in to say that mine have been performing perfectly since the day I installed them. Wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.

BudRacing
06-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Haven't put these on my V, but I have them on my DD Integra on all 4 corners, and THEY'RE great.

To the guy who posted about problems, I have a hard time taking advice about car parts when you can't spell or correctly articulate what was wrong with the parts...

Fixed

pharoh
06-29-2012, 11:09 PM
I've been having a peculiar issue with my Brakemotive rotors. I get an unnerving vibe from them but only when braking from speeds in excess of 100MPH. I've tried stops from 90 MPH and they are fine, but for some reason when I'm braking from triple digit speeds I get a severe judder in my steering wheel as if the rotors were warped.

Other than that, for any lower speeds brake feel is fine. Anyone ever had this? Obviously this isn't an immediate concern as I don't normally drive that fast. Its just unnerving that its there at those speeds.