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Old 09-18-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good set of Drilled/slotted rotors and what type and brand of pad to go with them? 2001 SSEi
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If anything just get slotted unless your sure the Drilled brand is a Really good brand.
Drilled can crack if they arnt done right.

Summit i think has some.

If you dont want to spend that much $. just get some Good Bendix Rotors and Pads (ceramic)
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Thanks, I have seen a few on ebay at $149 for 4 and as low as $199 for 4 rortors and 2 sets of Cereamic pads. Of course They don't really list brands just their own business names so I would never know what was good and what wasn't. I have seen curved drilled and cross drilled, what is the difference?
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Don't worry about the drilled ANYTHING, especially if they are unbranded. If you want the drilled look, you must verify that they have been CAST with the holes, not drilled, the drilled can crack and FAIL. Not only that, but having holes there, significantly lowers the amount of rotor area that the pads have to bite on these already somewhat under braked cars, thats the last thing you want. Stick with slotted or OE, slotted rotors are good, and actually shave away glassed parts of the pad slowly so that your braking always stays in tip top shape.

They have some really excellent rotors at TireRack.com for good prices with excellent pads as well, all the way from street to racing.

I personally recommend sticking with OE Bendix, they're EXCELLENT, paired with CT-3 pads, they provide INSANE stopping power. Much cheaper than slotted anything, but all the performance you're looking for.
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Thanks I will check them out. I am in Canada and need the parts asap so hopefully I can find them here. Has anyone had any experience with KVR pads?
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i have the Baer Decela / Brake Rotors.
got them at autozone when they had a good sale.
3 Year Limited Warranty Against Warping And Cracking.
I put them on two years ago and not a bit of trouble so far.
i have over 35,000 miles on them and no cracks or warping.
they are not cheap but i believe you get what you pay for.

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I also have Bear rotor'* with KVR carbon fiber pads and the difference is huge. Just with bolt on parts.....stopping distance is grteatly improved. If you are in the GTA visit KARBELT speed and custom. The race team, my father and myself have been dealing with them for years......they are the pro'*.
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I don't know about rotors, I just use napa. As for pads I prefer Raybestos Ceramics.
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Ceramic pads arent that good for on demand braking. Because they are so hard it takes them a long time to heat up enough to work. they are great if you dont like doing brake jobs very often as the endurance is more for what they are meant for.
I prefer Carbon fibre pads. They work great without little warm up. They last me about 7-9 months.
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On Demand braking meaning your aggressive on the brake pedal? Aggressive on the gas pedal too then? Not for everyday normal breaking but punishing them with hard stops I take it? I used semi-matallic on the truck and they lasted almost 4 years. Just went to Ceramic on it. I haul a couple thousand pounds from time to time and the truck weights over 7000lbs on its own. They stoppped me nice and quick the other day but I know what you mean. I was going to check out carbon fibre for the Bonnie. Thank * for all the tips. Anyone heard anything bad or good in the way of drilled or drilled/slotted rotors and what brands other that what'* already been offered? I realize the in'* and outs but they must be alright if you see them all over the road on some of the nicer sports cars


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Ceramic pads arent that good for on demand braking. Because they are so hard it takes them a long time to heat up enough to work. they are great if you dont like doing brake jobs very often as the endurance is more for what they are meant for.
I prefer Carbon fibre pads. They work great without little warm up. They last me about 7-9 months.
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