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Old 11-22-2002, 09:27 PM   #1
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Ok, I have my new brake rotors. Got 'em through Ty, and he'* trying them out too. Mine are going on the car tomorrow. Here'* the poop on them:

The rotors are hardened, much harder than stock rotors. Carbon fiber pads are not recommended, but ceramics are, if they're rated for stock rotors. There are only 6 slots as opposed to 8 on the powerslots, but they're wider (and chamfered).

From an email from Ty:
"I will confirm the exact wording from the makers. I just know they get their blanks from the same source as power slot, but this quality is that of the newer harder stock gm units. The older gm product is inferior. "

"I anticipate they will be perfect. They are made from the same slugs that powerslot uses but they are made buy a racing company and they sell them cheaper because of the lack of overhead. No warehouses. Powerslot has to pay all the people down the line. "

The price? $193.99 a pair. These things look GREAT. Ty and I are both set to abuse these things, and if they hold up, he'll have them available on his website. I have Raybestos Quiet Stop Ceramics ready to go on with them. My calipers look like ****, anybody think it would look stupid to paint them red behind ghetto gold rims? Not much would be visible. Anyway, we'll keep you posted on how they perform. I'm not due to get any rain until early next week, so that will be the real test for me. Here'* a pic of them:
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These are not better than powerslot per say but they do have more surface area and the rotors I am offering are not specifically offered by powerslot. Especially the 87-91 h body cars. There is no product for the 87-91 h body from powerslot. The 92-95 Rotors are cheaper than other stores offer them at. This is my offering for the person who doesnít want to pay the customary 200+ Dollars and wants a quality product. Currently there is a 6-12 day shipping time depending on if ití* a special order or not. I make my rotor orders on Mondays and they are made on Tuesday. If you want for extra money I can have them arrive on that Friday Afternoon. Otherwise it will be the next Monday or Tuesday before they arrive.

The price of $193.99 includes shipping.

I will be offering pads and other goodies too but I am working out a deal on those parts so I can offer them as cheap as possible.

Right now I am taking paypal payments directly at [email protected].

Link to Bonneville portion of the store
http://domesticperformance.com/shop/...e3be29fbea7e0c At this location you can set up to pay by money order or check. I still have to get the rest of my product loaded then I will provide a credit card option.

Once again if you have a need for a product that does not exist I can usually make it happen. I enjoy a challenge.

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Sounds great guys, behind you 100% I love my Powerslots but if you can offer a same quality and solution for a better price that'* great for everybody. By the way Willwren, Powerslot gets it'* blanks from Brembo. Let us know how it turn out. I hope other people will see why Slotted is better for our cars rather than drilled and slotted since more surface area is what you want.


I am using the Performance Fricition Ceramic Brakes on my car, have never faded even from a 100-0 stop on the freeway offramps around here. Let us know which ones you use.

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Thanks, Hector. Good to see everyone that knows brakes on the same page. Drilled rotors are bad news, except for the guy who wants to change them often! I already have the Raybestos Ceramics. That'* what'* going on in the morning. The pads I have on my stock rotors like to fade, but I have to nail them hard. I have a good feeling for it from my recent high speed runs! After break-in, these rotors and pads are going to get a serious workout. From what I've heard, most people have had the same experience with ceramics as you have. I just hope the hardening of these rotors will hold up to the ceramics. It sounds as if they're a good match!

Ty. How fast are you with brakes? Race you to the road test. Which pads are you gonna use on yours?
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Lets see I have changed my rotors 3 times this year. LOL Iím fast.

They say AC Delco pads are there choice even though they dust up alot. I ate alot of pads too. I am sure the rotors are excellent but under severe abuse I am sure I can hurt them. How bad well that depends. I figure once seasoned the rotors will hold up much better than stock but even bremo (mostly drilled) has had rotors blow up. So extra abuse is all good but be careful because at 140 odd MPH you could get in some trouble. I figure after 150mph you are on your own. Ill ask my guys what speeds they say is the limit. I donít really know about these limits so I will consult the guys. Now a real test would be to reach 100 with your foot on the brakes just enough to make them rub. Actually skip using pads and use steel blocks. LOL

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Maybe I can do a lab test. Spin these suckers up with a motor on the bench, and heat them up with a Laser. Shoot some vid and watch to see which rotor blows first.

I wonder what hp would think of the holes in the wall?
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So i'm braking and the whole front end wobbles , I look for brakes , ask around BUY DRILLED AND SLOTTED ! And a month later you guys start to talk about how bad they are ! I'm gonna start crying !
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I got 75000 mile on the original brakes,but am eating up the replacement rotors. Went with raybestos pads and lifetime rotors from advance and they've grooved up and brake like crap. I'll talk to TY about the new rotors tommorrow.
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I got the brakes done. Haven't had any time to really heat 'em up, though. That'* tomorrow. I'll break in the rotors, then do some 100mph-0 runs and post my impressions. Here'* how they LOOK, since I don't know how they WORK yet!




Got the heated seat done, too. Comfy, but it was a major PITA. Hopefully worth the trouble! Oh, both jobs combined were only 5 beers. Air tools make it easier. The 5-beer job is why I haven't tested the brakes yet.
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Will They look really cool, I like the red calipers but you really need to get some new wheels to show off those rotors.
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