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Napa carries them eh.... interesting.
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Plain rotors have more surface area, modern pads/shoes there is very little gas created compared to older pads, less prone to cracking and are cheaper, do the slotted and drilled pads cost more, wear out more quickly and cost more. I guess what I am asking is, "what is the advantage of slotted and drilled over regular rotors when it come to day to day driving other than the bling factor"?
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Raybestos makes some drilled rotors for the 4th Gens,, Seperate part numbers for left and right,,,

Will probably opt for some ceramic pads after the OEMs wear out,,, Not sure about rotors though,,,
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im going to go with the ebc rotors and green stuff pads have seen only good stuff about them
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Horrible waste of money. Pure marketing BS.

These are HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING rotors. Never mind you can't turn em, and you'll never even see the heat needed to actually use the holes in them.


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I have 14" Stoptech slotted rotors (front only) with matching 4 piston calipers and S/S brakelines and it feels like your face is being ripped off when I stomp on the brakes but I guess it is just marketing bs and I wasted my money.
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Plain rotors have more surface area, modern pads/shoes there is very little gas created compared to older pads, less prone to cracking and are cheaper, do the slotted and drilled pads cost more, wear out more quickly and cost more. I guess what I am asking is, "what is the advantage of slotted and drilled over regular rotors when it come to day to day driving other than the bling factor"?
Faster stopping, lower distance to stop, less prone to warping, longer rotor life (depending on how aggressive of a pad), just an over all better pedal feel and over all better braking.
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Plain rotors have more surface area, modern pads/shoes there is very little gas created compared to older pads, less prone to cracking and are cheaper, do the slotted and drilled pads cost more, wear out more quickly and cost more. I guess what I am asking is, "what is the advantage of slotted and drilled over regular rotors when it come to day to day driving other than the bling factor"?
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Faster stopping, lower distance to stop, less prone to warping, longer rotor life (depending on how aggressive of a pad), just an over all better pedal feel and over all better braking.
What turbo said. They basically dissapate heat better.
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I can honestly say that there is a difference in brake pads and that I can feel the difference . I still run the standard ole fashioned brake rotors and haven't had much of a complaint from them . One of these days I'll try a set of crossdrilled and slotted rotors . One thing that I am also gonna go with is a set of stainless steel brake hoses . I have friends that have had them installed and say that there is a noticeable difference .
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I used to have a 350z, so brakes sort of had more of an importance, if you can call it that, as on track days brakes could either make or break you. For the most part, you get what you pay for, but you can also get some good rotors and pads for cheap. If I just wanted a set of rotors for a day or two at the track, the Napa Ultra Premium slotted rotors stepped up just fine. The slots allow for more bite, and vent extra heat off the rotor. I'm not sure why, but for some reason Hawk pads never got the job done for anyone in the 350z world; for the price you paid they didn't have much bite and faded quite fast.

Clearly these trucks aren't track cars like a 350z, so they won't have as much of an importance (again, if I can even say that because brakes are one of the most important part of a vehicle, but you get what i'm saying), so you really shouldnt have much need for slotted/drilled/dimpled rotors. Blank rotors are also cheaper for the most part, and the gains you would get from drilled/slotted/dimpeld rotors in day to day city driving would be negligible.

For changing the brakes, you would only need rotors and pads, unless you let the pads get so low that the calipers starting biting into the rotors, and if you did let the brakes get that low it would raise the question of whether or not you should own a vehicle (no, but really). If you got a BBK (big brake kit) you would need new rotors, pads, and calipers, and since you were doing all that might as well get the SS brake lines too.
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