Front Brake Rotors - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 07-01-2014, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Front Brake Rotors

Hi All,

I need new rotors for my 97 2WD

Any suggestions ? Im trying to avoid the cheap Chinese junk that I have had horrible luck with (on other vehicles)

My rotors were fine until I had a caliper hang up the other night & it got REAL hot.

They are about .015 over min thickness. I did not drive it afterwards. Tore it all apart after everything cooled down.

They look OK, but I cant imagine they did not warp.

I have never had any luck with cheap rotors (they always warp) & everything I see is Chinese.

Thanks in advance
doublemm is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 07-01-2014, 07:42 PM

351fifty's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
I had good luck with a set I got from auto zone, another buddy got some from napa, paid a little more but worked great for him

2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked

Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3
Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
Originally Posted by JJFLASH
Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
351fifty is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-01-2014, 10:52 PM
Serving Our Country!
JSchuricht's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manor, TX
Posts: 2,975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Powerslot cryo is what I use on both of my trucks.

JSchuricht is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-30-2014, 10:00 AM Fanatic
sputnik801's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've used Powerslots before with great luck. Last set lasted over 80k before vibration! The rotors with JUST the slots, not drilled. Not sure how the drilled ones will do.
I've got them from Brake Performance before at decent price.
Brake Rotors Brake Discs Drilled Slotted Rotors
sputnik801 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-30-2014, 06:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
dirtcrew51m's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Monmouth Junction, NJ
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Almost all rotors are now made by the Chicoms. We sell top of the line Brembo and Reactive slotted rotors which are made in China.
dirtcrew51m is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 07-31-2014, 03:23 AM
the baconator

terryknight's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD 21601
Posts: 12,711
Thanks: 10
Thanked 126 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
i like the powerslots too

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)

Originally Posted by alberta 7.3 View Post
YouTube: Providing idiots everywhere a podium to share their stupidity
terryknight is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome