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    Thumbs up Brakes and rotors done!!!!

    Thanks to everyone that helped me find the rotors from R1 concepts!! Wanted to post some pics to show'em off. If the pic loaded up this is my first attempt at uploading pics.<a href="http://s642.photobucket.com/albums/uu149/clow76/?action=view&current=DSC00052.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu149/clow76/DSC00052.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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    Ugh.....drilled.

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    drilled bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8MUSCLE View Post
    drilled bad?
    Drilled tend to crack.


    Personally...I will go with Brembo blanks. No slots, no drilling.
    Leaves the most surface area for the pads to come in contact with when braking.

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    i thought slotted or drilled were supposed to stop better. somethin to do with "gasses" from the pads. any truth in this, or is this just a conspiracy from the brake companies to sell an extra $100 worth of nothin to us suckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8MUSCLE View Post
    i thought slotted or drilled were supposed to stop better. somethin to do with "gasses" from the pads. any truth in this, or is this just a conspiracy from the brake companies to sell an extra $100 worth of nothin to us suckers.
    Maybe on non-vented rotors.
    Ours are vented from the factory, and should cool just fine unless under EXTREME conditions which most of us (including myself) will never see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8MUSCLE View Post
    i thought slotted or drilled were supposed to stop better. somethin to do with "gasses" from the pads. any truth in this, or is this just a conspiracy from the brake companies to sell an extra $100 worth of nothin to us suckers.
    The gasses escaping is when the pads were made of an entirely different compound back in the day-So now it's just a looks thing. Slotted helps to "clean" the pad does not weaken the rotors like drilling does but will wear down on the pads life significantly under harsh conditions. Nothing to worry about most likely, most of us never road race our cars anyways.

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    for some reason my computer does not show the pic?

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    post temper drilling is bad aka cheepos pre temper are good.... ill tell u what mr luos send me one of ur used rotors and i bet ill find a crack.... its kinda what i do for a living ill mag and ut them and see if ur right and the worst thing u can do to a rotor is slow down quick and stop at a red light with ur foot on the break keeps the heat in and starts cracking as soon as cool air hits em btw i have a crack in my power slots after 45k and 3 sets of hp+ hawk pads

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    Never used a drilled rotor on my car.
    But even my stockers (which will be replaced somewhat soon) have a few very minor cracks.

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    Those rotor's look awesome!

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    why can everybody see the pics but me, there my damn pics!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clow76 View Post
    Thanks to everyone that helped me find the rotors from R1 concepts!! Wanted to post some pics to show'em off. If the pic loaded up this is my first attempt at uploading pics.

    Fixed. You needed the image quotes. Look at Luos post count. He can get around miinor nuisances. Tiny pics

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    I have crossed drill slotted rotors from R1 Concepts on my Durango for 2 years and I tow a 7500lbs travel trailer they are amazing and never cracked or warped for that matter they are amazing with great brakes and for the price you can replace them 3 times over for the price of Brembo are they better probably but for my budget R1 Concepts and they don't rust even in our Canadian weather with salt on the roads in the winter great choice don't doubt your choice for a minute I highly recommend them

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    Image quotes? I see the pics on your reply but not on my message like everybody elses

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    he miff'd the code, just copy/paste the html

    from what I hear, the holes/slots must be formed into the rotor so as to prevent early fatique. manipulating the rotor after the formation will lead to cracks.

    I have had great experience with the stock rotors and hawk pads though-for $99 its done me well on the autoX
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    Look at Luos post count. He can get around miinor nuisances

    I want my AAG posts not to count.


    I just copy'd and pasted.

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    nice work man!

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    R1concept ....... ROCKS
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    Is that better?

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