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    Rotor question

    I know, I know, it's been asked a million times, but I can't seem to find an answer that's very definite. I need new pads/rotors. I wanna do the ceramic pads, I've learned that much searching, but I need help choosing rotors. I want some decent ones, and I don't have that great of a budget for them right now. My current rotors are warped (just oem ones) and are needing replaced.
    So on the "thinking cheaper" lines.. what should I be looking at?
    I've seen Summit rotors suggested.. are these good/bad? http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

    I've seen good things about the irotors, but they're also a little more expensive. Hell, I may end up having to go with something more expensive, but figured I'd ask first.

    I've also seen rotors by R1 Concepts on ebay that are cheaper, but I'm too afraid to just buy them without hearing feedback from you guys.

    So if I'm looking at good stuff or bad stuff let me know, and also, let me know of any good sites that offer good rotors for less money. ..If they exist.

    Thanks for the help.

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    i got my ceramic pads from autozone....90.00 for all four and my rotors from the ws6 store 169.00 for all four drill & slotted.....i.ve had them on for 6 months atleast and love them

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    whats the link to the "ws6 store"?
    I need to get new front pads and rotors over the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astyles View Post
    i got my ceramic pads from autozone....90.00 for all four and my rotors from the ws6 store 169.00 for all four drill & slotted.....i.ve had them on for 6 months atleast and love them
    I should look into those.. do you have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjz99z28 View Post
    I should look into those.. do you have a link?
    Nevermind.. I found it. http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...1868f8d7b53d5b

    How long have you had yours? I'm kind of afraid of them, there are some reviews saying the drilled rotors were cracking.

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    Look at rockauto.com, I got rybestos brakes from them and have been pretty happy with them from the OEM. They are pretty good prices also.
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    I'll have to look there too

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    You don't want the drilled and slotted just the slotted rotors. Sorry looks like they went out of business. They use to be a sponcer on LS1Tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFM View Post
    Try Wholesale Direct in Cal.You don't want the drilled and slotted just the slotted rotors. Thats where mine came from.
    Do you have a link?

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    Brembo full faced (non drilled and slotted) is the best. All rotors are made with a flat surface then someone else buys those and drills or slots them to sell to the public. That's why they're susceptable to cracks and fatigue but that's really under race conditions rather than normal street driving. Brake pad technology of today doesn't require the use of drilled and slotted as that was the preferred method of years ago. Having a full faced rotor like oem acts as a better heat sink because of the higher metal mass.

    If you want to go for looks with drilled and or slotted then it shouldn't be a problem for street use. Prolly get ones at your local autozone so if there is a problem you can just take them right back versus dealing with the manufacturer.

    That's my .02 worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntimid8r View Post
    Brembo full faced (non drilled and slotted) is the best. All rotors are made with a flat surface then someone else buys those and drills or slots them to sell to the public. That's why they're susceptable to cracks and fatigue but that's really under race conditions rather than normal street driving. Brake pad technology of today doesn't require the use of drilled and slotted as that was the preferred method of years ago. Having a full faced rotor like oem acts as a better heat sink because of the higher metal mass.

    If you want to go for looks with drilled and or slotted then it shouldn't be a problem for street use. Prolly get ones at your local autozone so if there is a problem you can just take them right back versus dealing with the manufacturer.

    That's my .02 worth.
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