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    Slotted/Drilled/Both?

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    What is your budget? What are your plans for the car?

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    Slotted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    What is your budget? What are your plans for the car?
    My budget is to only to spend around 4-500 for the Rotors. I'm going with Hawk Ceramics and as for my plans.... My factory rotors are warped beyond belief at 70k and it scares the Sh** out of me when I've got to get on the brakes at 80+mph. The steering wheel chatters REALLY bad.

    Hence... If I have to replace them I figured I'd upgrade them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    Slotted...
    what's your prejudice on drilled or Both?

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    I have the baer decelarotors and am happy with them. Make sure you clean the face of the hub good and lube up your caliper pins too. Also make sure you torque your lugnuts properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    I have the baer decelarotors and am happy with them. Make sure you clean the face of the hub good and lube up your caliper pins too. Also make sure you torque your lugnuts properly.
    They are slotted and drilled correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH.WS6 View Post
    what's your prejudice on drilled or Both?
    After time, I've seen the drilled holes start getting small cracks around them... I run slotted, and have no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Thanks Y2K

    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    After time, I've seen the drilled holes start getting small cracks around them... I run slotted, and have no issues.
    I see... The article Y2K just posted says the same thing. It seems to be common especially in cheaper rotors. I think If I ended up going with a reputable brand like Baer they should hold up.

    I just feel like if Ferrari and our coveted ZR1 come with drilled rotors, then It shouldn't hurt me if I decide to buy these decelas and they just so happen to be drilled w/the slots

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    yes.
    How many miles have you run on them?

    I've looked at these or the Brembo drilled. The Brembo's for a set of 4 run about $80 cheaper and I'm a little concerned with individuals saying if I go drilled the rotors will crack and fall apart.

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    Ive got 10,000 or 15,000 miles on them. I would like to see a set of quality ones cracked. Not just someone saying they saw them or they know someone who has. I have a set of just drilled on the rear of my car. They have 40,000 miles on them and are fine. I think they were powerstop ordered from jegs or summit years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    Ive got 10,000 or 15,000 miles on them. I would like to see a set of quality ones cracked. Not just someone saying they saw them or they know someone who has. I have a set of just drilled on the rear of my car. They have 40,000 miles on them and are fine. I think they were powerstop ordered from jegs or summit years ago.
    I think I'm going to have to agree with you on this one. I've heard claims, but never seen them backed up. I feel if this was a common problem then companies wouldn't put similar designed products on their $100,000+ cars.

    Pretty much I think I won't go wrong if I get Brembo Drilled Rotors or the Decela. It seems that anyone that has used either has been happy.

    I did email SSBC today though. I just seen their 4 piston Conversion kit. If it fits with my factory 17" rims, then I may go that route. That will depend on how rich I feel. I believe this fit runs $1300 for the powder coated Calipers.

    What do you think?

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    That would be nice too. Not sure they would fit under the 17" wheels. Check out this thread. http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php...ake+conversion

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigrondownhiller View Post
    That would be nice too. Not sure they would fit under the 17" wheels. Check out this thread. http://ls1.com/forums/showthread.php...ake+conversion
    I see your point, but I believe Z06 rotors are 14". The SSBC kit uses a 13" Rotor, so I'm not sure if that will affect the gap or not between the caliper. This guy had to move his wheels out, but he had those Z06 replica wheels.

    Mine are the Speedline WS6 wheels... There's a good degree of unknowns here I admit. That's why I sent SSBC an Email concerning fitment. We shall see if they respond.

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    so costs is going to dictate this one... I'm going with Baer Decela's front and back w/Hawk Ceramics all around. total cost is going to come in at $600.

    The other $400 I alotted to this project I am going to spend on a sway bar kit from UMI and get a STB. The reason I want to go with the suspension mods too is my rear sway bar bushings are shot. They're not holding the bar in place, causing the body to excessively roll.

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    why do you want to go with drilled ? is it appearance? i hope so because you do not gain from drilled rotors anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    why do you want to go with drilled ? is it appearance? i hope so because you do not gain from drilled rotors anymore.
    the decela's are supposed to be both, so it won't be straight drilled.

    I always thought they helped dissipate heat? my stockers are warped all to hell, so I was hoping that heat dissipation would increase the longevity of my rotors. Plus Baer is a reputable company... so I trust their products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH.WS6 View Post
    the decela's are supposed to be both, so it won't be straight drilled.

    I always thought they helped dissipate heat? my stockers are warped all to hell, so I was hoping that heat dissipation would increase the longevity of my rotors. Plus Baer is a reputable company... so I trust their products.
    drilled was used back when brake pad tech was using some old material (cant remember the compounds..i think asbestos) now with new brake pad technology those "gases" can evacuate much better and wear much better with slots. mind you for heat dissipation..more surface area is better than less.

    also to let you know many of the manufactures ..porsche especially comes to mind..has stated they only offer drilled rotors anymore because of user demand(aka the look)

    as for the ferrari fxx and the zr1..their rotors are carbon ceramic...so there might be some differences in evacuation and such than normal rotors.

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    also take a look at the c6.r's rotors


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