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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ManWitaBigStick24, Mar 16, 2010.
What would you prefer and why.
what are they going on?
Cross-drilled rotors aren't very useful now that pads aren't as bad about outgassing while they get hot; and slotted rotors are very useful…on a race track when you're braking hard enough in turns to glaze your pads and you need to scrub the bad material off to get to good brake material.
Since you didn't say anything about racing, I don't think either of them are very useful for street/daily driver applications.
What vehicle, what driving style, standard or automatic, pad compound, etc? HH
slotted if youre racing. drilled just chew pads up and either are a bad idea for the street
Slots are supposed to be more durable as cracks can form between cross-drilled holes. Drilled holes are lighter, but have less contact area as well, don't know if it would be noticeable. I have Baer slotted/drilled rotors on my mustang, the only problem is finding someone that will turn them when its time for service.
Street car/weekend warrior: blanks
Drilled better air flow
they would be going on a 99 camaro ss 6 speed
I drive the crap out of the car. I would definitely say a step or two above spirited driver
theres a big difference between aggressive street driving and track use. your best bet is to get oe blanks and an aggressive pad compound. something like hawk, or pfb. both companies have different levels of stopping power, dust, and noise. find what will be a good medium for you.
Get OEM blanks with good pads. Take the extra money you would have spent on Brembos and buy better tires.
This advice can be taken to the bank. HH
I think im going to go with the slotted and some hawk ceramic pads. The car does see road track time at least twice a year also drag strip every now and then.
then why the hell did you ask the forum
you did not listen to any advise given
The factory blank rotors are your best bet.
Get some good pads, stainless steel lines and high-temp fluid, and you will be set brakes wise.
Remember... cross drilled ones are prone to warping... and slotted ones do not last as long as OEM... they also have Cross drilled+Slotted rotors...
After you burn through $1000 worth of brakes finding out they are mostly hype...
I suggest getting some quality OEM rotors... better calipers and bigger better pads...
Unless you can afford to swap rotors at the track like my buddy does on his race car...
Oh yeah and what the FLGlockdude above me said also^^^^
If you buy a Brembo or other big brake kit along with multi piston calipers use the drilled rotors that come with the kit and replace the rotors with drilled units.
For replacing the stock rotors already on your car use the slotted ones.
FYI, For big brake kits when you need new pads and rotors, a brake job is very expensive.
These are the Brembos on my car and they look great with a good wheel.
GM actually makes a slotted OE rotor availible from the dealer for the 4th gen F bodies.
I'd go with those