Originally Posted by toastedoats
On the slotted rotor idea... slotted rotors on our cars are useless except for show purposes. any brake fade that you may notice ios not from overheating parts. it is created when the brake fluid gets too hot and any inpurities in the fluid expands under heat strain and makes a less functional compression in the caliper... the impurities will compress before the fluid will push the piston out..
(i am not talking out of my A$$ here, i learned all of this in a BAER brake training/certification course i took)
I and others that do have the slotted rotors have to disagree with you , with BAER training or not. We are talking from hands on driving experience.
Maybe Will can chime in on this one too.
I laugh all the time when someone says they know about it cause they were told about it at a course or something. I used to get tech calls from people that are "certified" for computer stuff and they had the "training" and you know what they needed the most help of all.
And talking about brake fade. I had the regular rotors on the car and when I was a bit hard on it I could barely stop, once I switched over to the slotted rotors, it was night and day. Actually that isn't even a big enough difference to describe it. No fluid was changed, no fluid was added, it just worked better, plain and simple. Of course this is on my Malibu that I put a ton of mileage on, driving for hours a day in the city, on the HWY, you name it.