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This is a discussion on brake rotors within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So I put new rotors on and I didn't re alize that they had to be on a specific side ...

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    brake rotors

    So I put new rotors on and I didn't re
    alize that they had to be on a specific side until after I was done. Yes I know I'm a idiot. My question is does it really make a difference and if so how do I know which one goes on which side

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    are they slotted?

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    slotted and drilled

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    I may be wrong but I believe that it doesn’t matter unless the fan type vents in them are slanted to catch and disperse more air. If they are just straight I don’t think it matters which way you put em on.

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    Im not sure. you should as the manufacture of the rotors. I have slotted/drilled with a fan style pattern and the boxes were mark in which side the rotors go. If in doubt spend the extra time and have peace of mind.

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    My drilled/slotted did not have sides so I just made sure all were facing the same direction, as stated above it is the vanes inside that would make them directional and not the slots or holes on the face.

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    Yes this is a hairy topic. I too was flipping out at first after I installed some.

    From all my research there are very few that are specific and they will clearly mark them as left/right driver/passenger like said above.


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    I got a few miles on them and no problems yet so.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1wallen View Post
    I got a few miles on them and no problems yet so we'll see what happens when an emergency pops up
    That's the spirit

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    My Baer Eradaspeed rotors were side specific and had "L" & "R" stickers on each rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    That's the spirit
    thats not cool. that happen to me in my s10. my break lines busted and shot fluided all over the road. i ended up hitting one of those stupid chevy aveos. it did more damage to my truck then the car lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1wallen View Post
    thats not cool. that happen to me in my s10. my break lines busted and shot fluided all over the road. i ended up hitting one of those stupid chevy aveos. it did more damage to my truck then the car lol
    If an aveo beat up your pick-up there's something wrong
    Did you call the company and ask them if the rotors you bought are side specific? It's potentially a lot less work than going through all the work to take the calipers back off.

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