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05fronty
02-06-2011, 09:13 AM
since i need some new pads and rotors on the front of my truck, will getting those drilled sloted rotors make any difference or should i not waste my cash and just get the regular rotors? just wondering. these are what i am looking at.Performance Drilled Brake Rotors and Ceramic Pads Front - eBay (item 220726670663 end time Feb-16-11 18:16:26 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220726670663&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT)

audioatg
02-06-2011, 09:38 AM
It can improve stopping distance. But buying anything safety related for your vehicle off of ebay is just a bad idea. Thats my .02 cents. And 139.00 just sounds to cheap in price for good quality items.

05fronty
02-06-2011, 09:42 AM
It can improve stopping distance. But buying anything safety related for your vehicle off of ebay is just a bad idea. Thats my .02 cents. And 139.00 just sounds to cheap in price for good quality items.

that is what i was wondering. thanks

05fronty
02-06-2011, 10:50 AM
just a side note the reason i was asking about these is they are around the same price as some from the local places around here. example autotzone.

Jason19
02-06-2011, 11:01 AM
It can improve stopping distance. But buying anything safety related for your vehicle off of ebay is just a bad idea. Thats my .02 cents. And 139.00 just sounds to cheap in price for good quality items.

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audioatg
02-06-2011, 02:11 PM
just a side note the reason i was asking about these is they are around the same price as some from the local places around here. example autotzone.

Same thing. You just have to watch out what you buy. A shop I worked at and well the dealership Im at now, We buy things from Napa. Now Napa has different rotors some are very cheap and some are very expensive. The cheap ones are hit and miss some times. At times we had no problems with them. Other times they would be crap right out of the box. Take the car on a test drive and you would think you never did brakes before. Even more with their line a brake drums. Uggg those things where just horrible.

So just watch out what you buy. Read up on the material that they are made of. My other advice on brake pads. Dont buy ones that say dust free.

Ignatowski
02-09-2011, 08:00 PM
my silverado has over 100K miles on my set of Slotted rotors and pads kid I bought from stainless steel brakes
which cost around 600 bucks for the whole kit.......Ebay **** is junk

whitedragon551
02-09-2011, 08:18 PM
Waste of money. They wear the pads faster and crack at the drills if they arent done right. Look into Hawks Quiet Slot rotors.

SmartAsss
02-10-2011, 07:00 PM
Slotted and/or drilled rotors are no good. they have less surface area and can actually cause your breaking distance to increase, not to mention that is severely weakens the rotor. Unless its a full on race car running at top speeds and braking constantly then they are a bad idea.

Ceramic pads can also increase stopping distance, they are more for durability and less dusting. good for if you have some nice rims to keep them cleaner longer.
The best/quickest stopping pads are the ones that will usually produce the most dust.

Solid "premium" milled rotors will give you the quickest, smoothest, stopping power. They are milled with closer tolerances then a non-premium rotor. Less prone to warping and last longer due to different premium metallurgy.
Im a big fan of raybestos premium rotors and wagner thermoquiet pads on trucks. they have been my favorite setup i've found, lots of mechanics will recommend them too.

CHEMMINS
02-10-2011, 07:04 PM
Look into EBC for your pads/rotors.......they are some of the best in the business. Remember with brake pads you have 2 options.

1. Wear forever, but stop like crap.
2. Wear faster, but stop on a dime.

Your safety of you and your family depends on how much of a cheap azz you are.

daboyfrumdabx
02-10-2011, 08:57 PM
Slotted and/or drilled rotors are no good. they have less surface area and can actually cause your breaking distance to increase, not to mention that is severely weakens the rotor. Unless its a full on race car running at top speeds and braking constantly then they are a bad idea.

Ceramic pads can also increase stopping distance, they are more for durability and less dusting. good for if you have some nice rims to keep them cleaner longer.
The best/quickest stopping pads are the ones that will usually produce the most dust.

Solid "premium" milled rotors will give you the quickest, smoothest, stopping power. They are milled with closer tolerances then a non-premium rotor. Less prone to warping and last longer due to different premium metallurgy.
Im a big fan of raybestos premium rotors and wagner thermoquiet pads on trucks. they have been my favorite setup i've found, lots of mechanics will recommend them too.

This. To add though, most race cars even use use blank rotors. Sometmes they use slotted, never use drilled. Personally I have been running drilled and slotted for a while and never had issues because they're quality. Buy from a good brand and the chances of them cracking are slim. However, I use them for looks, rather than performance. If I wanted performance, I'd get blanks.

BlactimusCrime
02-10-2011, 09:03 PM
Ceramic pads are **** for daily driving apps IMO, they dont work great until they are heated a bit.

05fronty
02-11-2011, 06:46 PM
Ceramic pads are **** for daily driving apps IMO, they dont work great until they are heated a bit.

my factory oem are ceramic

whitedragon551
02-11-2011, 06:49 PM
I always use Hawk HPS Ferro Carbon pads. Ive had nothing but great performance and long life.

05fronty
02-11-2011, 07:34 PM
I always use Hawk HPS Ferro Carbon pads. Ive had nothing but great performance and long life.

yeah my friend told me about those. i will look into them

AudioAnonymous
02-11-2011, 07:54 PM
We use Wagner Thermoquiet pads where I work. They seem to be good. No complaints from customers.

daboyfrumdabx
02-11-2011, 11:20 PM
I always use Hawk HPS Ferro Carbon pads. Ive had nothing but great performance and long life.

I'll second this. I've used them before and was very pleased. With performance comes another trade-off...dust. These will result in lots of break dust, for this reason I use ceramics now, but once again, I go for looks rather than performance.