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This is a discussion on Brake Rotors within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am needing help finding a place to go online for brake rotors. Also, do you guys prefer drilled/slotted or ...

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    I am needing help finding a place to go online for brake rotors. Also, do you guys prefer drilled/slotted or just drilled rotors? I don't like the looks of just slotted rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amysboxers View Post
    I am needing help finding a place to go online for brake rotors. Also, do you guys prefer drilled/slotted or just drilled rotors? I don't like the looks of just slotted rotors.
    Get the WS6store rotors. Theyre like 200 bucks for the whole set and they give you the choice to slot or drill or both like I did. I love em.

    Some people will tell you slotted over drilled because the drilled tend to crack after extensive use. Mine have been on for 6k miles, theyre fine. I'm not arguing that they crack but I did mine for looks.

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    I've been running those on my vehicles for 6 or 7 years never cracked 300 all 4 rotors and brakes delivered to your door I just oredered some for my car and SUV they are zink coted so no rust and take the low dust brake pads they work good

    I had them on my Durango for 40 000 miles and they didn';t warp or crack great quality for price

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    I bought mine from eBay. $120 shipped for all. Slotted only

    I would say get slotted only.
    I have seen pictures of drilled rotors. They get cracked after a while
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    Thanks for your help. Now I need to decide if I want the rotors to have three or four holes plus the slot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amysboxers View Post
    Thanks for your help. Now I need to decide if I want the rotors to have three or four holes plus the slot.
    Are you doing it for performance or looks?

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    I use R1Concepts, did the drill/slotted on 3 cars and haven't had any issues with any of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawk2000 View Post
    Are you doing it for performance or looks?
    I guess I want both, most important is performance because I want the car to stop. On the other hand of course I want it to look good. I don't like seeing the rust on the stock rotors at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I use R1Concepts, did the drill/slotted on 3 cars and haven't had any issues with any of them.
    This is what I decided to order and now to find pads that don't leave black dust behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amysboxers View Post
    This is what I decided to order and now to find pads that don't leave black dust behind.
    Prett much all pads leave dust. I got hawk pads and they leave behind their evidence but they're sick ass brakes

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    can anyone link me to exactly what i need to buy from R1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amysboxers View Post
    This is what I decided to order and now to find pads that don't leave black dust behind.
    If you don't like dust, you need to stick to ceramic pads. They are little to no dust, and are sold at R1Concepts. You can get them as a package deal with the rotors much cheaper than piece mealing it out.

    I use their Ceramic pads on both 4th gens, and I'm happy to say I never get any brake dust on the wheels at all. Even the calipers are staying pretty clean. I'm pretty easy on brakes anyway.

    I get more Arizona dust on the wheels than anything else

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    Well, they are not recommended for any type of road racing. They are more of a driver pad which is exactly what I do with them.

    Ceramic pads were used from the factory, they generate heat quickly so you get stopping power almost as soon as you touch the brakes, no waiting for the pads to heat up before they work, (like a metallic pad does).
    That's why all the OEM manufactures use Ceramic for most applicatons.

    I use them primarily for their low brake dust benefit. Some are better than others in that department, but the pads I got from R1Concepts aren't leaving anything on the wheels at all.

    If you do alot of aggressive driving with the brakes, I wouldn't go with Ceramic. A good Semi metallic would be better suited for that, and you would just have to live with more brake dust.

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    I'd have to look back at receipts to see which ceramic pad I used on my wifes camaro. Those things aren't leaving any brake dust at all.

    Since recently I did drilled/slotted rotors and pads on my blazer from R1Concepts as well, I went with ceramic pads on that one too,,,,but they are more of a performance oriented ceramic pad (since the blazer is big and heavy). They cost a little more too.
    When I got them in, I found they are actually made by Bendix. Now these ceramic pads are actually leaving a film of brake dust on the front wheels after about 3-4 days of driving.
    That's something the ceramic pads on my wifes camaro just aren't doing. But again, I used a different brand of ceramic from R1Conepts on her car.

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    Get ebc pads.
    I bought duralast ceramics. The rims have so much dust since I put them on.

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    Ceramics shouldn't be that way unless they are performance oriented.

    I'm using both versions, and there is a huge difference in brake dust,,,from nothing to enough dust to make you think I stuck semi metallics on there.

    There are so many versions of pads made now it'll make your head spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Ceramics shouldn't be that way unless they are performance oriented.

    I'm using both versions, and there is a huge difference in brake dust,,,from nothing to enough dust to make you think I stuck semi metallics on there.

    There are so many versions of pads made now it'll make your head spin.
    Tell me about it!! I searched for rotors for a week. It looks like I could look for a year on the pads. Do you guys think any of these pads from a parts house [advance auto, napa, etc] are any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amysboxers View Post
    Tell me about it!! I searched for rotors for a week. It looks like I could look for a year on the pads. Do you guys think any of these pads from a parts house [advance auto, napa, etc] are any good?
    The pads from R1 are great I use them on all my vehicles buy the kit you'll be happy!

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