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Old 03-30-2008, 01:48 PM   #11
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The dimples and slots above will reduce your braking surface area and not even allow the pad gasses to escape to the outer edge of the rotor.

Water and pad gasses need a slot that continues all the way to the edge in order to work effectively. The rotor features in your pic above are primarily cosmetic.

This is why it'* best to post your ideas first, before you make a purchase.
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None of the rotors I have are grooved to the edge. With my 95, the braking has improved over the stock set up. With my truck, the pads I originally got with the rotors were Posi-Quiets (simi-metallic). That combo didn't seem any better than stock and since it didn't help with reduced brake dust i decided to try the NAPA ceramic pads. Those pads made a difference right away. No more brake dust and stops much better. Hawks are suppose to be good pads so hopefully this combo works ok in the 02, my wife drive it anyways and she'* not a fast driver
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And the projects start moving forward. 2 more items arived yesterday.

Front brakes, drilled and slotted rotors, ceramic pads, and caliper paint


And a 3" magnaflow cat.
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thats looking better..

that caliper paint is GREAT just make sure you get your calipers good and clean (including getting the surface rust off)
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thats looking better..

that caliper paint is GREAT just make sure you get your calipers good and clean (including getting the surface rust off)
Thanks, I plan to clean them up real good.
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Did the brakes today with a hangover. Over did it a little last night.

Old brakes


Got the new set on


cleaned up the calipers and started painting


Got it all painted up, got a little bit on the clip.


Hows it look?


Tomorrow I paint the rear drums.
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Painting the rear drums will look lame as hell with those open wheels. Paint them black if anything.
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or silver. but not red.


Looking real good Dan
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please take my advice and lose those morse pads ASAP. run a raybestos quiet stop or another better quality ceramic. DO NOT run the morse, they SUCK.

on a side note, thats does look SWEET!
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please take my advice and lose those morse pads ASAP. run a raybestos quiet stop or another better quality ceramic. DO NOT run the morse, they SUCK.

on a side note, thats does look SWEET!
You know its a reall lousy feeling when you have someone tell you you've pissed away your money on something and you shoud go spend more because they have there own opinion (I know, I had it happen to me recently).

If you dont feel they are the best, Don't cut the man down, say "Hey, hope you have good luck with those pads, they wernt that good for me" Or something along those lines.
(After all, its not like the bads will explode and hit car will corrin(sp?) into a wall at 110MPH )


This is NOT a shot at samueljackson more, it my advise to everyone in general, lets try to be alittle more positive when handing out are OPINNION'*
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