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What are the best disc rotors to use?

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    What are the best disc rotors to use?

    Hello,
    I have a 1998 Camaro SS with only 37,000 miles & it's time to replace the rotors. The stock rotors have been known to warp & I have had them cut 2 times already. I plan on using new oem brake pads ,but what will be the best available rotor to buy? Someone suggested Brembo. I would like to either get the slotted and or cross drilled. I don't want to spend more than $200 for each.

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    I bought aftermarket drilled and slotted rotors and the pads they came with. They don't stop as good as the stock rotors. After 1 run down the strip they will start to fade. If I were to replace them again I would get stock replacements from a NAPA Store. Hey them D & S rotors might look cool but if they can't stop the car as good as stock the hell with them!

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    Thanks for the advise. I wonder how much the stock rotors cost?

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    get some blanks, I have heard they have the best stopping power, just like stock anyway, less fade. slotted and cross drilled will warp faster i have heard, I plan on getting blanks when i replace mine, just my .02$. I believe brembo makes a blank. but not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I run AutoZone stock rotors. About $30 a piece.
    There you go. If them stock rotors can stop EDs ride they must be pretty good. $30s alot better than $42.99 at the NAPA. Save your money for other mods. I wish someone had warned me about the D & S before I bought mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFM View Post
    There you go. If them stock rotors can stop EDs ride they must be pretty good. $30s alot better than $42.99 at the NAPA. Save your money for other mods. I wish someone had warned me about the D & S before I bought mine.
    They are decent. My current set has not warped yet.

    I just can't see spending all that money for drilled and slotted rotors. For $30 or so, I can change them out once a year and never spend that much.

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    I bought front and rear cross with pads for less than $300. Never had any problems out of them fading or warping. Hell my stock rotors hadn't even warped and it had over 80K on them. I jsut replaced them cause it needed pads and I wanted different rotors.

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    Here is a brake rotor that is a great brake rotor. http://www.nationalfleetparts.com/diamond.htm

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    I got a set of crossdrilled/slotted off ebay from a company called gripforce brakes with a set of AZ ceramic pads. So far they have been on the car 3 years and no problems whatsoever compared to warping a stock set in like 3 months with the type of driving I do. Took them off the otherday to check on condition when I did the rear swap and I still got over half the pads left and that is with 70+k miles easy probably closer to 90.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEB View Post
    Here is a brake rotor that is a great brake rotor. http://www.nationalfleetparts.com/diamond.htm
    How much are those?- that's a cool look

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    When I bought my car it had drilled/vented rotors on the front, and I've been happy with their performance. I've never had any noticeable brake fade, even after 80-0 MPH stops coming off the highway. They also have had no issues with warping.

    Not sure what pads are on there, since I haven't done the brakes yet. Pads have a red backing though, so they must not be stock AC Delcos.

    I've heard Hawk pads are very good, I might get those when I have to do the brakes.

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    I hate dust, so I stayed with stock pads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I hate dust, so I stayed with stock pads
    OEM are great for not dusting bad.

    Raybestos "Quiet Stops" are a great alternative with low dust & a great price.

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    brembo blanks w/ hawk pads,

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    I went with Baer Eradaspeed rotors and Hawk HPS pads, the trick is to replace the stock rubber brake hoses with the Russell SS braided hose kit, it gives you all 5 hoses, and you really can feel the difference in a braking situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    I went with Baer Eradaspeed rotors and Hawk HPS pads, the trick is to replace the stock rubber brake hoses with the Russell SS braided hose kit, it gives you all 5 hoses, and you really can feel the difference in a braking situation.

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    What is the 5th hose for? Do you have the kit # or where to find?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSTODD View Post
    What is the 5th hose for? Do you have the kit # or where to find?
    02z28ls1 is correct, I believe Jeg's or Summit, Thunder Racing or TyBurne carries them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC View Post
    02z28ls1 is correct, I believe Jeg's or Summit, Thunder Racing or TyBurne carries them.

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    Thank you, Great info.

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