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  • Drilled and Slotted is the best way to go!

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Slotted vs. Drilled & Slotted (Poll)

This is a discussion on Slotted vs. Drilled & Slotted (Poll) within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am looking at brakes (either Baer or EBC). I originally had my mind set on Drilled and Slotted brakes, ...

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    Exclamation Slotted vs. Drilled & Slotted (Poll)

    I am looking at brakes (either Baer or EBC). I originally had my mind set on Drilled and Slotted brakes, but I have heard some horror stories on those cracking under pressure when you need them. What do you guys think? Have you have experience of either kind? Do you have pics of the brakes installed in your car? Which one has more "bite"? Which one is virtually better? Let me know what you guys think and what is your experience with them.
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    I have cross drilled and slotted rotors on my Camaro and they work amazing. They stop the car great and have never cracked or even came close to cracking. I am stationed in Germany also so I drive at very excessive speeds on a daily basis especially on the autobahn where there is no speed limit. Hopefully this bit of my experience with them will help you out.

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    Cool. What brand are they?

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    i've got the Baer 6 pistons W/slotted. I had the slotted/drilled baer before and they ended up cracking at the drill holes. The slotted only rotors work great. %200 better than stock, like night and day. As long as the brakes get warmed up, the grab like crazy! I would let you drive my car to try them out, but theres no engine in my car right now so that would be kinda hard.
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    i will try and get some pics up later today

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    I will be getting Brembo blanks for mine.

    Screw that drilled and slotted crap. I want the most surface area contact stopping my car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    i've got the Baer 6 pistons W/slotted. I had the slotted/drilled baer before and they ended up cracking at the drill holes. The slotted only rotors work great. %200 better than stock, like night and day. As long as the brakes get warmed up, the grab like crazy! I would let you drive my car to try them out, but theres no engine in my car right now so that would be kinda hard.
    LOL thanks for the offer.

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    The funny thing is there is a couple people that had chosen stocks. Funny. But c'mon. I know there is more people that want to talk about brakes.

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    You have a v-6 what do you need brakes for?
    In all seriousness I have been trying to get info on c6 brakes but no luck.
    As for you slotted is great drilled rotors were initially to prevent fade back in the day but they cause cracks- so good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    You have a v-6 what do you need brakes for?
    In all seriousness I have been trying to get info on c6 brakes but no luck.
    As for you slotted is great drilled rotors were initially to prevent fade back in the day but they cause cracks- so good luck.
    Haha funny. The way I drive i need the best brakes. Burning rubber at the light and driving fast when you see a hot chick needs some stopping power. Yea though I think I am leaning more and more towards slotted brakes. What pads do you guys use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ManLA View Post
    Haha funny. The way I drive i need the best brakes. Burning rubber at the light and driving fast when you see a hot chick needs some stopping power. Yea though I think I am leaning more and more towards slotted brakes. What pads do you guys use?
    Hawk pads all the way, never had an issue

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    I have S/D rotors from Rotor Works. They work great. I like to drive around corners as fast and hard as I can. It's not a D/D, but I do put it to the test when I'm in it.(Isn't that why we have our cars)

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ManLA View Post
    The funny thing is there is a couple people that had chosen stocks. Funny. But c'mon. I know there is more people that want to talk about brakes.
    I sure did.

    I don't like cracked rotors and I like the most contact area when it comes to the pad on rotor.
    So maybe stock style....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportIntimidator View Post
    Hawk pads all the way, never had an issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImportIntimidator View Post
    Hawk pads all the way, never had an issue
    Ok I'll check them out

    Quote Originally Posted by blk99ws6ta View Post
    I have S/D rotors from Rotor Works. They work great. I like to drive around corners as fast and hard as I can. It's not a D/D, but I do put it to the test when I'm in it.(Isn't that why we have our cars)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I sure did.

    I don't like cracked rotors and I like the most contact area when it comes to the pad on rotor.
    So maybe stock style....
    Hmmmm.

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    i agree with luos . . . dont get me wrong drilled and slotted look sweet, but the only reason i would get the drilled and slotted is for aesthetics. the functionality is not neccessary on a daily driver and the risk of the drilled cracking is too great. ive heard very good things about the brembo blanks. ive also been lookin into these:
    http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brake...ar=&perfCode=S

    if your gonna go with slotted. . . id probably go with the brembo sport slotted.
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    the nice thing with the slotted is they allow the gases to be released which increases stoping power. under normal street conditions it shouldnt make a difference, but i figured if i was gunna spend 2k on brakes i wanted the most stopping power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-ManLA View Post
    Haha funny. The way I drive i need the best brakes. Burning rubber at the light and driving fast when you see a hot chick needs some stopping power. Yea though I think I am leaning more and more towards slotted brakes. What pads do you guys use?
    if the hot chicks are impressed they need to get out more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    if the hot chicks are impressed they need to get out more.




    sorry thats just too funny!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dklowrider View Post
    if the hot chicks are impressed they need to get out more.
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