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Old 06-13-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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So I've been looking into buying some new rotors and brake pads for my 97' Z/28 and I've been wondering what everyone thinks is the best option on rotors? Drilled and slotted? Or just drilled/just slotted? Advantages and/or disadvantages? Also, for brake pads. Are carbon ceramic brake pads worth the money? Or will just regular brake pads do the same or close to it for cheaper?
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with the ceramic pads you get less dust turning your wheels black
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Hahahaha I'm not too worried about that, I wash it quite a bit! 😊
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The main advantage to ceramic pads is they don't fade under intense braking like traditional pads do. I would never put regular brake pads on a sports car. If your going to spend the money for rotors go drilled and slotted.
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I got the brakemotive ceramic pads and rotors off eBay they are cheap and they work well.
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Drilled and slotted will only gain you a badass look. But hey.. I think it's worth it lol. Checkout rotorsonline and brakemotive (ls1tech offers deals)
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Don't drilled and slotted rotors wear the brake pads faster? I daily drive mine, so I'd like performance but economy as well...
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Don't drilled and slotted rotors wear the brake pads faster? I daily drive mine, so I'd like performance but economy as well...
Not if you get the chamfered drilled holes
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I went just with slotted. So that the pads slowly get "shaved." I want to prevent any glazing from happening. I didn't go with drilled because I have seen heat cracks form around the holes on friends cars.
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I went just with slotted. So that the pads slowly get "shaved." I want to prevent any glazing from happening. I didn't go with drilled because I have seen heat cracks form around the holes on friends cars.
That being said, I have had one set RotorsOnline rotors on my car for several years and do fairly aggressive driving, with regular mountain/canyon runs and the occasional drag racing & autocross-type event. No cracks on my RotorsOnline drilled/slotted rotors.
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