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MattsGTS2000
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Jul 21, 10:05pm - #228905 
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!

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Jul 21, 10:14pm - #228906 
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

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Jul 21, 10:17pm - #228907 
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.

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Jul 21, 10:53pm - #228908 
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...

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MattsGTS2000
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Jul 22, 8:16am - #228909 
thanks for the info people!

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Jul 22, 5:16pm - #228910 
no problem!

glad we could help thumbsup

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Jul 22, 6:13pm - #228911 
get slotted thumbsup

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Jul 22, 7:56pm - #228912 
get Brembo OEM

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