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Old 01-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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I was thinking to replace my stock rotors with slotted and drilled ones. I have heard the slotted rotors wear down the pads quicker. True?
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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The slots at like a knife edge to clean the pads surface to keep them from glazing. So yes the slots do remove a little pad material but very little. That said I have slotted and drilled rotors and I haven't noticed any horribly increased pad were.
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I have slotted, no noticeably increased wear.
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Pick up a quality brand and you'll be fine.
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I wouldn't run drilled ones if you are going to road course the car; from what I've heard, cracks propagate from the holes.
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I saw some ebay ads for drilled and slotted rotors for the g8's. They are selling a set of 4with pads for under 180 bucks! Its a no-name brand but are custom manufactured and coated from what they claim.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #7
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I saw some ebay ads for drilled and slotted rotors for the g8's. They are selling a set of 4with pads for under 180 bucks! Its a no-name brand but are custom manufactured and coated from what they claim.
To me, that seems to cheap to be quality. Remember you get what you pay for. I wouldn't go too cheap on something like brakes.
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So far I've only had to do my rears and I went with centrics. They are smooth ,no slots and had heard the same about the drilled ones cracking but maybe that's a quality thing. I read that unless your gonna track it to do need slotted ones . Centrics have been good to me so far. Very little if any break dust on my rims and breaks fine. I don't track mine but may do some spirited driving as they say . People like to go hawk and they will cost you more . I'm probably gonna go centric again for my fronts .
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Got a set from iRotors and they are just slotted, love em !
No notice of extra wear...
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I'm running a drilled/slotted DBA setup with Hawk ceramic pads.
No negative issues.
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I'm running a drilled/slotted DBA setup with Hawk ceramic pads.
No negative issues.
Again, quality counts.
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