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Old 05-04-2012, 07:54 PM
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I'd say that cdnoil hit a hommer with that one.
But I'd like to state for the record that I abuse both of the pedals daily, and I have found that Raybestos pads and factory rotors have yet to (knocking on wood) disapoint me. When I say abuse, I mean it. I also tow boats around town frequently.
My only complaint is the semi-metalic squeak that comes after about 8,000miles of changing pads and turning the rotors, but that only lasts for a couple of days.
I have 98,000miles on my factory rotors.... the key is finding a good machine shop that will pay attention to what they do while truing your rotors, and take pride in their work.
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^^That's always a problem, too many shops just put the rotors on an auto lathe and walk away. They won't do a triple pass followed by a honing pass, it's 2 passes when true and done.

I run the EBC sport rotors, they are slotted and dimpled, because when I was young and stupid I still believed that they made a performance difference, but I did know enough to stay away from cross-drilled rotors, so I guess there was hope for me. One thing I do like about them is they have been thoroughly abused, left to sit and rust for weeks at a time then pounded on, and they are still true after 2yrs and 40,000kms with only a very minor vibration when braking that could be from any of the combinations of my suspension, brakes, tires, and wheels.
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I have had drilled/slotted rotors on nearly every nice vehicle I have owned (my 96 cavalier and other daily beaters, I just didnt give a shat).

I respectfully disagree with Cdnoilram. While they may not be any need for de-gassing any more, Drilled and slotted rotors have made a direct impact on stopping distance and pad grip on EVERY car I have had them on. We use them in the military on larger trucks, i find it difficult to believe if they didnt work, the US government wouldn't waste the money on them in military applications.

The reason why (I think) people don't think the rotors make a difference, is because USUALLY, Cross-drilled rotors are installed as part of a BBK, which will dramatically increase braking performance anyway.

That said, cars are lighter than trucks. The weight may or may not have a direct impact on how much of the increase is felt, but in my experiences, the changes have been too dramatic to chalk it up to imagination. My 06 civic for example, when I slammed on the brakes just short of lock-up, would nose dive so hard that my front lip would scrape the pavement.

My results will be seen shortly, My PowerStop Evolution rotors and pads are at the house right now, waiting for me to install. I will post up my results when I get them installed. I can honestly say though, I fully expect shorter stopping distances.
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