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Which brake rotors are the best?

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    Which brake rotors are the best?

    I have a 02 CETA that does a lot of sitting in the garage. Unfortunately, the factory brake rotors look terrible with all the orange rust after a prolong sit. Imagine showing the Collector Edition Yellow paint with Factory Black and polished wheels and all you see from a distance is orange thorugh the wheels. I have heard of some drilled/slotted rotors out there that resist corrosion/rusting. Are they worth a darn? Not really looking for performance, as I never reach high enough speeds to use them. It's a cruiser, not a racer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02TRANS View Post
    I have a 02 CETA that does a lot of sitting in the garage. Unfortunately, the factory brake rotors look terrible with all the orange rust after a prolong sit. Imagine showing the Collector Edition Yellow paint with Factory Black and polished wheels and all you see from a distance is orange thorugh the wheels. I have heard of some drilled/slotted rotors out there that resist corrosion/rusting. Are they worth a darn? Not really looking for performance, as I never reach high enough speeds to use them. It's a cruiser, not a racer!
    when you say rust..are you talking about the rotor itself (the area that the brakes contact) or the hat .....if you are talking about the rotor part itself...when you go in motion and use your brakes...it will clean that surface rust right off.

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    Agreed with Shady. If it is the hat portion or the OD of the rotor, you could always powder coat them along with your calipers. Problem solved indefinitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk93ta View Post
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    you must have a very empty house and a lot of parts missing in your car

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    you must have a very empty house and a lot of parts missing in your car
    I'm only talking about rotors, that's the topic right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk93ta View Post
    I'm only talking about rotors, that's the topic right?
    yeah..just busting your balls a little....you are correct though..i herd the steel they use is really sub-par and causes warpage and wear issues

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    In a forified area, alarmed & armed... it's Detroit! What did you expect? LOL.
    02 CETA Vert 13,333mi. Automatic - all original. Brakes don't need anything... except I am talking about the rotor area and the hat. Motion and even extreme braking doesn't eliminate "all" the rust off the brakes (rotors) therefore look like crap when seen through those hyper black polished wheels. I have heard some stuff on BAER brakes, but am not sure whether they live up to the HYPE.

    Also, I have been looking into some "modular" tile snap together flooring companies and have gotten prices, nothing too exciting. Anyone, have any comments on that as well? SwisTrax & Race Deck. I just want to help minimize moisture from the ground hitting her underside. I have a "well insulated" garage and it's heated, however due to the economy I am unable to keep it as "warm" as I would like. The cold ground and warmer air could spell some distaterous consequences.

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    I ordered Royalty drilled/slotted rotors for my ceta from www.rockauto.com
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    Then again I don't show but I do drag race. Slowing down from 108+ is tough on the front rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I will be getting Brembo blanks for my car.
    Jordan said they are worthless and wear down too fast. He's gonna try out the WS6 store rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird0230 View Post
    Jordan said they are worthless and wear down too fast. He's gonna try out the WS6 store rotors.
    Brembo's?
    I will have to talk to him about that next time I see him.


    They have to be better than the stockers...which I am STILL running. Car stops without issue from 120MPH at the drag strip. On stock parts...with lower vacuum than stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Brembo's?
    I will have to talk to him about that next time I see him.


    They have to be better than the stockers...which I am STILL running. Car stops without issue from 120MPH at the drag strip. On stock parts...with lower vacuum than stock.
    It was either brembo or baer.
    Mine shakes pretty bad if I go slightly harder than normal pressure,I think I'll have to get them turned but i figure I'll just change em out if I gotta do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02TRANS View Post
    In a forified area, alarmed & armed... it's Detroit! What did you expect? LOL.
    02 CETA Vert 13,333mi. Automatic - all original. Brakes don't need anything... except I am talking about the rotor area and the hat. Motion and even extreme braking doesn't eliminate "all" the rust off the brakes (rotors) therefore look like crap when seen through those hyper black polished wheels. I have heard some stuff on BAER brakes, but am not sure whether they live up to the HYPE.

    Also, I have been looking into some "modular" tile snap together flooring companies and have gotten prices, nothing too exciting. Anyone, have any comments on that as well? SwisTrax & Race Deck. I just want to help minimize moisture from the ground hitting her underside. I have a "well insulated" garage and it's heated, however due to the economy I am unable to keep it as "warm" as I would like. The cold ground and warmer air could spell some distaterous consequences.

    My vanity is my User Name...
    Use coal. Don't laugh either...it works. Old school way of keeping moisture from underneath your car. It absorbs it.

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