New Centric Premium High Carbon Rotors Offer Improved Performance and Quieter Operation

February 16, 2017

New Centric Premium High Carbon Rotors Offer Improved Performance and Quieter Operation

LAS VEGAS, NEV. - Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and clutch components and systems for everyday cars, work duty vehicles and ultra performance applications, has today unveiled their latest brake system innovation during the annual automotive industry SEMA /AAPEX events - Centric Premium High Carbon Rotors, designed to offer better stopping power and quieter operation.

New Centric Premium High Carbon Rotors Offer Improved Performance and Quieter OperationCentric 125 Series High Carbon Brake Rotors are composed of an advanced metallurgy that greatly improves the driving experience for motorists - especially when using higher friction, European-style brake pad compounds as seen on high-end European sedans and sports cars. European brake systems are designed for the autobahn, where high speeds need to be scrubbed off quickly, even with a cold rotor and pad. This is why European automakers tend to use high friction pad compounds that offer high bite even when cold. But these pads can be quite noisy when coupled with traditional rotor formulations.

High carbon rotors are also known as dampened iron rotors because of their ability to dampen sound. It's a difference you can hear. Striking the rotors with a hammer creates a ping with the traditional formula and a more subdued thunk with the new high carbon formula. The use of Centric's new high carbon formulation is designed to reduce the amount of pad squeal typically seen in these applications, while still offering more aggressive braking performance.

Centric's proprietary carbon, molybdenum and chromium content alloys offer better overall braking performance with shorter stops, more crack resistance and less noise. The "softer" carbon-rich alloy increases the friction couple, working more aggressively with the brake pad to stop the car quicker, and in a more controlled manner. The increased chromium and carbon content, meanwhile, also makes these rotors more resistant to oxidation and crack resistant during high performance use or repeated stopping situations.

Like all Centric Premium Rotors, the new High Carbon Rotors feature:

  • Center split castings that allow more even heat dissipation for increased performance and life
  • Directional vane designs for improved airflow and cooling
  • Black E-Coat anti-corrosive coating that protects the cooling vanes and mounting surfaces from rusting prematurely
  • Double disc ground friction surfaces that virtually eliminate run out and any disc thickness variation issues while providing better rotor and pad break-in
  • Mill balancing for smooth operation at all speeds

Centric Premium High Carbon Rotors are available now for many of the most popular applications, with new applications being added daily. Contact Centric Parts or visit for more information. Click to download this document

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