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Cross-drilled and slotted - $99.00/PR 2 18.18%
Cross drilled - $107.00/PR 0 0%
Slotted - $93.00/PR 3 27.27%
OEM - $59.00/PR 2 18.18%
WAGNER Part # BD125507, $25.80 4 36.36%
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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So, I have already destroyed what Advanced Auto Parts calls "Rotors". Been less than a year and the fronts are already warped and spider cracked. Looking to go through R1 concepts for replacements because I have heard nothing but great things about their products. What should I get to replace the front rotors on my 1999 Buick Regal GS?

Cross-drilled and slotted - $99.00/PR
Cross drilled - $107.00/PR
Slotted - $93.00/PR
OEM - $59.00/PR
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I'd go with WAGNER Part # BD125507, 25.80 each at Rock Auto. Wagner is a solid, safe and predictable as they come. I have never had a issue with Wagner, and run them on all my GMs. Not the flashiest brand, but it is the "money in the bank" sure thing brand.
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Money in the bank is always a very good thing. They rust much?
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I always thought cross drilled and slotted rotors cost more than just cross drilled??
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That would make sense right?! Not according to R1'* webpage. I double checked to be sure they were both parts from the same what they brand E-line.
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Well, I guess the science has always proved things, so I say go with the slotted and crossed. They will cool and dry faster!! Next, you need to upgrade to cross drilled brake lines.

Cross Drilled Brake Lines - $72.95 : KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts.
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No warp, no issues whatsever. I run them on the Bravada, Bonneville and S10. I have not noticed any unexpected rusting issues. The Bravada sits for six months a year (it is a winter vehicle) and the rotors are always fine. I put the Wagners on the Bravada in 2008, still going great.
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Interesting. I was thinking more along the lines of the good ol steel braided lines.
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No warp, no issues whatsever. I run them on the Bravada, Bonneville and S10. I have not noticed any unexpected rusting issues. The Bravada sits for six months a year (it is a winter vehicle) and the rotors are always fine. I put the Wagners on the Bravada in 2008, still going great.
Thank you for that review I will definitly consider those. The price is a huge plus for me.
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Well, I guess the science has always proved things, so I say go with the slotted and crossed. They will cool and dry faster!! Next, you need to upgrade to cross drilled brake lines.

Cross Drilled Brake Lines - $72.95 : KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts.
Those cooled brake lines are interesting. Not sure what impact they would really make. If brake fluid temperature is a concern, I would upgrade to brake fluid spec DOT 5.1 .
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