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Drilled or Slotted? #228905 Jul 21, 10:05pm Jul 21, 10:05pm
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Drilled or Slotted?
just like the topic says... i'm getting new rotors and pads soon, should i get drilled or slotted? anyone know of any downsides of either of the two? i hear that slotted break under high heat...but that's in intense situations...thanks a lot!

Re: Drilled or Slotted? [Re: MattsGTS2000] #228906 Jul 21, 10:14pm Jul 21, 10:14pm
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drilled helps keep your calipers cooler under constant braking because they allow air to flow through the caliper and therefore it cools more readily...so under high stress braking your calipers are less likely to warp due to heat.

slotted helps grip your pads slightly better...giving you a shorter stopping distance.

it's really up to you..personally you really don't need drilled unless you are heavy on the brakes, drive a lot in traffic, or autox.

however, almost everyone can use a shorter stopping distance...even if it's only a few inches to a foot (depending on your speed) thumbsup

Re: Drilled or Slotted? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #228907 Jul 21, 10:17pm Jul 21, 10:17pm
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it also depends on the type of pads you have. Especially if you go with slotted. Slotted rotors will eat your pads VERY quickly if you don't have the proper pads.

Re: Drilled or Slotted? [Re: FloydianSlip6] #228908 Jul 21, 10:53pm Jul 21, 10:53pm
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go with slotted... I've read recently that cross-drilled rotors actually do not provide the cooling benefits to a great enough extent to offset the danger of cracks forming. You'll be safe with slotted rotors but will have to change your pads more often. It's a choice I've already made - and would again...

Re: Drilled or Slotted? [Re: Sultan] #228909 Jul 22, 8:16am Jul 22, 8:16am
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thanks for the info people!

Re: Drilled or Slotted? [Re: MattsGTS2000] #228910 Jul 22, 5:16pm Jul 22, 5:16pm
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no problem!

glad we could help thumbsup

Re: Drilled or Slotted? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #228911 Jul 22, 6:13pm Jul 22, 6:13pm
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get slotted thumbsup

Re: Drilled or Slotted? [Re: hector] #228912 Jul 22, 7:56pm Jul 22, 7:56pm
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get Brembo OEM

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