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This is a discussion on Brakes?!?!?! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I want to replace my stock brakes on my SS with slotted drilled rotors and a good pad with no ...

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    Brakes?!?!?!

    I want to replace my stock brakes on my SS with slotted drilled rotors and a good pad with no dust. I see MILLIONS of options and no Idea what to get. any suggestions?

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    I am in the process of installing Baer Decela rotors and pads right now on my SS. They are slotted and drilled. Probably not the best brakes, but I was on a budget and had a warped rotor up front already.

    I found the best deal at autoanything
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    i thought a lot of dust was typically a sign of good pads.

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    I am a poor college student. I got slotted and drilled rotors with ceramic pads from summit, all summit brand. Looks nice......no complaints here.

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    Beleive it or not I have had GREAT success with the AutoZone Gold brand. I even have a set on my Z06. Dusting is minimal and I have noticed no brake fade out of them at all.

    I am running the cheap slotted / drilled rotors that the ws6store sells ont he Trans am. Combined with the AutoZone Gold pads this is the first brake change in the history of the car that my wife has not warped the rotors in 6 months. Also the pads are lifetime warranty.


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    Avoid drilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Avoid drilled.
    I agree, dimpled is probly a better choice.

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    What are the downsides to drilled? I heard they warp easier, but they must have some advantages too considering nearly all sports cars/exotics come with drilled rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSport346 View Post
    What are the downsides to drilled? I heard they warp easier, but they must have some advantages too considering nearly all sports cars/exotics come with drilled rotors.
    Drilled rotors are prone to cracking, hence why some people have made reference to dimpled instead. Also, if the drilled rotors have small chamfers on the leading edges of the holes, this helps them from cracking as well.

    IMO a good combo is Brembo blank rotors with Hawk pads.

    A lot of people have had good success with drilled and slotted though.

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    I have Baer "Eradaspeed" rotors with Hawk "HPS" pads, and Russell "SS" braided brake hoses, with stock calipers, it has been a great setup for me.

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    contact R1 concepts on ebay and see what kinda deal they can give you. You can haggle with them some on the price. I run their slotted/drilled on both my cars and know 4 other cars that are running those rotors with zero issues. When I bought mine I paid $180ish shipped for all 4 rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    contact R1 concepts on ebay and see what kinda deal they can give you. You can haggle with them some on the price. I run their slotted/drilled on both my cars and know 4 other cars that are running those rotors with zero issues. When I bought mine I paid $180ish shipped for all 4 rotors.
    That is who I have recently been in contact with. A buddy of mine sent me to them. He is looking at their stuff for his Jeep SRT8.

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    If you are on a budget try SSBC's kit.

    They run for $400 for all 4 corners if you shop around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSport346 View Post
    What are the downsides to drilled? I heard they warp easier, but they must have some advantages too considering nearly all sports cars/exotics come with drilled rotors.
    For looks... Porsche has even admitted that. its what buyers expect.

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    I have the baer on my car and they seem good. I did have power stops on my tahoe. They were the only rotors that wouldnt warp in a year or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8MUSCLE View Post
    i thought a lot of dust was typically a sign of good pads.
    opposite that

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