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Old 01-21-2010, 11:22 AM
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New Front Rotors and Pads

well, I hate to say it, but its time for new front rotors and pads. From what I have seen most people seem to like the Hawks LT pads with drilled or slotted rotors. What I wanting to know has anyone tried the summit racing ultimate performance rotors with their ceramic pads. the combo seems to be a good deal, and like most people money is a little tight lately. what do you think???
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I looked them up and noticed they're not cross drilled. I dunno what difference that makes. I'm wanting to replace mine too.
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I need some too but money is tight!!
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I looked them up and noticed they're not cross drilled. I dunno what difference that makes. I'm wanting to replace mine too.
just ventilation, supposed to stop the pads from wearing so fast, keeps brake temps down..
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well i did go with the summit racing rotors and ceramic pads, and it was like night and day for my truck. firm pedal and brake more like an suv instead of a large truck. i think the cost was under $220 and only took 1 1/2 hours to do. suggustion - replace the slide pins when you do the brake job, their not expensive.
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I looked them up and noticed they're not cross drilled. I dunno what difference that makes. I'm wanting to replace mine too.

Just to correct the misinformation about drilled rotors......

The purpose has nothing to do with cooling (that's the job of the "fins" in the center). It just looks that way so people make their assumptions.

The reason for the holes/slots is that under very hard braking, as the surface of the pads heat-up & wear, they produce gases that try to "float" the pads off the rotors surface. This "opposing" force effects braking performance.

So, the holes/slots allow these gases to escape as they go past the pads.

Thing is, you're really unlikely to be in that situation driving your truck AND the holes at least, if done improperly, are a source for cracks to form around their edges. Plus you shouldn't resurface drilled rotors because it removes the chamforing from around those holes

They're not necessarily a bad thing, just a questionable decision you should be aware of....
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:47 AM
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We have Hawks and Powerslots..if you need a quote. Also 5 line SS brake cables DOT rated.
I wouldn't get drilled rotors for a truck..just slotted..
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