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Transit - Genius G-Coated Brakes / Rotors

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never heard of this brand & it looks cheap.

what year/model of car do you have? You can likely find higher quality for around the same price on Rockauto.com
quick90 wrote: Hi everyone, has anyone purchased these rotors? I'm debating putting them on my car - they are affordable.

https://transitinc.com/en/genius-coated ... nd-rotors/

Thanks!
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I like my Raybestos Element3 coated rotors. They still look like new after 2 years.
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Buy a set of Centric coated rotors and stay away from the chinesium garbage.
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Yeah ummm....don't uh, don't buy this stuff.
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I bought them last year a full set for my Nissan along with Wagner pads. Rotors have help up really well and barely ANY rust on them after one winter. I would buy them again. They also came really nicely boxed.
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mxthor3 wrote: Buy a set of Centric coated rotors and stay away from the chinesium garbage.
this. centric for me too
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MOBB416 wrote: I bought them last year a full set for my Nissan along with Wagner pads. Rotors have help up really well and barely ANY rust on them after one winter. I would buy them again. They also came really nicely boxed.
Are you referring to Genius G-Coated rotors?
And how are they holding up?

An auto parts store said these are their better rotors, I think as compared to the non coated ones. I can't find any reviews online.

I did try to listen to the people on this thread about not buying made in China rotors, but on looking at Amazon, all of the rotors available for my car are made in China. Wagner, ACDelco, Power Stop, Max Brakes, Raybestos and Centric, all made in China.
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Bobberts wrote: I did try to listen to the people on this thread about not buying made in China rotors, but on looking at Amazon, all of the rotors available for my car are made in China. Wagner, ACDelco, Power Stop, Max Brakes, Raybestos and Centric, all made in China.
They are, but many of those are better than "Transit Genius" brake rotors, lol. Many of these companies are tried/true names in brakes; ask yourself when you ever heard of "Transit" brakes outside the TTC LOL. Also stay away from "Max Brakes". Most of the other companies do have coated rotors in their premium lines, stick with something like that.

Powerstop with the Geomet are good; as are Raybestos Element3.
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Never heard of this brand so I'd stay away.

Installed a set of Powerstop pads and rotors on my wife's car and a set of Stoptech pads and rotors on my car last month. Both have performed excellent, as good if not better stopping power and brake feel as OE. Centric is the affordable version of Stoptech and is priced along the lines of Powerstop.
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"Transit" is an auto parts distributor like NAPA

"Genius" is the brand of brake rotor at Transit
similar to "Adaptive One" is the brand of brake rotor at NAPA

The Transit rotors are likely made under private label contract by one of the big brake companies
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I replaced warped OEM front rotors of '17 MDX with these. Used them for 1.5 years and holding up fine. No issues with vibration, stops well, and just starting to see bits of rust around vent holes. It survived mountain driving from Calgary and Vancouver and back a couple of times. Would I buy them again? You bet. I got them through Partsavatar for $120/pair.
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l69norm wrote: "Transit" is an auto parts distributor like NAPA

"Genius" is the brand of brake rotor at Transit
similar to "Adaptive One" is the brand of brake rotor at NAPA

The Transit rotors are likely made under private label contract by one of the big brake companies
Thanks for posting real info here on the brand /product instead of others just blindly calling Chinesium garbage

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