Welcome to the new post-COVID world of suppliers. You can order the same part # multiple times and receive friction from different suppliers.HOWEVER:
The rear brakes(Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic) came in CoF of GH ...are they kidding me?
Thanks but I can't take that chance on installing them.
I can't install GH brake pads on my car. I won't be able to stop without building up a lot of heat.
If I open the seal & install them, I can't return them. Even is I just open the shrink wrap.
I can return them for a full refund unfortunately, returning them is at my own shipping cost. So, I'll end up with 1/2 my money back.
Sadly RA isn't the place for me to buy auto parts any longer as they have no customer service. Everything is online only and no one to speak with. Everything else in my order is fine and what I expect. I didn't expect GH - CoF pads.
Nope. I contacted Centric and was told in my email from customer service that are’t allowed certain specs of their brake products.can you at least take some pictures of the parts before sending them back?
Even though you'll have to pay return shipping, you will get Rock Auto's high-volume shipping rate if you get the label from them.
Also, if you really cared about the CoF that much, you could've always contacted the mfr beforehand. Centric would probably be glad to tell you they're GH, and if they didn't want to tell you, then that would be a sign to not do business with them.
The front brakes do 90% of the stopping anyway
I still have no idea where you're getting this information from.Thank you Mike, what I mean by STOP, is that higher CoF(higher letter designation) pads require more pedal pressure for my driving style, climate & area where I live. Especially in the cold months.
It's almost meaningless. It's the equivalent of shopping for tires using the UTQG ratings.Nope! Multipal vehicles, multiple brands over many years(of our own vehicles) before I understood what the CoF meant and how it’s understandable to me.
The link I had that explained it best, is now a “page not found 404”
Nope. I contacted Centric and was told in my email from customer service that are’t allowed certain specs of their brake products.
As a few Members have mentioned, I may just slap them on and keep them but we’ll see.
Return email from CENTRIC:
Good morning *****(CB).
I do apologize for the confusion but we do not keep co-efficient of friction specs here in the tech support office, our engineering dept considers it protected data and we are not given access to it. All of our data is focused on vehicle fitment data, and general product specifications. The 105 series pads are meant to be a OEM+ equivalent, low dust, low noise, very long life brake pad. Top of the line in Centric's product portfolio. We do offer more a more aggressive, sporty pad compound on the StopTech products. Part number 308.09050 should be fine for an aggressive daily driver, or we also offer 309.09050 which is a light duty racing trackpad. Either of these pads will produce more brake dust and more noise than the 105 series however.
Thanks for your on my above longish post/reply.I put Element 3 on her 15 Altima. From rock auto
Off topic, did you ever do a uoa on the Altima? I believe it was you had commented on my uoa post I did on her car and you said you had I believe around 80K miles on the car