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Old 12-20-2006, 12:50 AM   #1
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Do a set of Disc'* off of a 00-02 SSEI fit onto my 94 SSEI. The reason why I ask is they are on sale right now at Summit Racing and I would like to pick up a pair of Cross drilled rotors for $35 each.

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Alright, very briefly, cross drilled rotors of the same diameter will make your stopping distances LONGER and the rotor will be more prone to cracking.

And I'm not trying to jump all over you here, but how are you running a 2.55 pulley with just a CAI???
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No, they don't fit.

Crossdrilled rotors are BAD news on a street car. You want slotted or smooth, not drilled. Do a search on 'crossdrilled', and you'll find plenty of details.

Irregardless, the rotors are not compatible between those generations. My suggestion is powerslots. I've tested two different front-running slotted rotors, and am very pleased with the powerslots coupled with ceramic pads.
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Drilled rotors are not good. Someone who knows about this will add to that, but from what has been said here, they are bad and can cause failure of braking. Therefore them being extremely dangerous.

If you want performance rotors stick with slotted or regular, they are much safer.

EDIT: *OOPS* I was replying while bill was and got mine in late. It won't let me delete the post.
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They are not the same diameter.
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Thanks for the quick replys, I did not know that X-drilled rotors are bad on the street. I guess I wont be going for those then. Logan all I did was put a 2.55 pully and a CAI on my car I dont understand how you cant do that well cause I did.
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And I'm not trying to jump all over you here, but how are you running a 2.55 pulley with just a CAI???
The same way I did. I had a 2.5 pulley on my 95, with a 3.5" FWI, and it ran just fine, until other issues killed it.

BTW, I go against the proven wisdom on cross-drilled brakes. I was very happy with mine, when I had them on my 95 SSEi. Of course, I was delivering pizza in a city, so brake fade was a bigger issue for me than for most of these guys, so that does follow.
Basically, the only reason to get X-drilled is if you are doing a lot of heavy, repetitive braking, without allowing time in between for the brakes to cool, to the point that you experience brake fade. The cross-drilling ventilates the rotor better, thereby reducing temps and preventing fade. However, it eliminates some braking surface, so you have to use more pressure to achieve the same stopping power. It also makes your pads wear a lot faster, and the rotor can't be turned, so budget is an issue.

These guys are right about everything they say, I just happen to be the happy exception.
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And I'm not trying to jump all over you here, but how are you running a 2.55 pulley with just a CAI???
The same way I did. I had a 2.5 pulley on my 95, with a 3.5" FWI, and it ran just fine, until other issues killed it.
My bad. I was just noticing that Bill is running a 2.1 and he has very extensive mods...
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And I'm not trying to jump all over you here, but how are you running a 2.55 pulley with just a CAI???
The same way I did. I had a 2.5 pulley on my 95, with a 3.5" FWI, and it ran just fine, until other issues killed it.
My bad. I was just noticing that Bill is running a 2.1 and he has very extensive mods...
I'm running a 2.0, but you can't compare that to any car here.
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And I'm not trying to jump all over you here, but how are you running a 2.55 pulley with just a CAI???
The same way I did. I had a 2.5 pulley on my 95, with a 3.5" FWI, and it ran just fine, until other issues killed it.
My bad. I was just noticing that Bill is running a 2.1 and he has very extensive mods...
I'm running a 2.0, but you can't compare that to any car here.
True.

Sorry, back on track here...
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