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Need Brake Rotor Suggestions

I am looking to get some new rotors for my front brakes and have been trying to research it a little but there are so many options. I am wanting to get the power slotted ones and then when I am home in Aug. I am going to have them cryo treated. Right now the pair I am eyeing are EBC Ultimax Slotted Rotors. Does anyone have any suggestions for rotors? Keep in mind that I can only afford reasonably priced ones. Thanks

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To be honest to you , you CAN NOT GO CHEAP on slotted or drilled rotors. They do not work right and are cheaply made and will get hot and crack or warp. You can either spend the 200 - 300 bucks for some powerslot rotors (reg- cryo) or you can look on ebay and maybe get lucky like I did and get some Brembo rotors for 100 shipped. Brembo is a great brand and good quality stuff.

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Are you saying 200-300 each or as a pair?

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Drilled and slotted are a waste of money.

Do some research on this subject, and you will find I'm right.

Unless you're hitting the track (and I mean road course) constantly, and need to hit the brakes and wear thru a set of pads in 1 race, then they're a waste of money. The purpose of drilled and slotted rotors is to keep the pads cool under EXTREMELY stressful braking situations. Even if you're towing 30k lbs, you'll be better off with standard rotors.

Go down to Autozone and pick up a set of Duralast rotors that come with a lifetime warranty and don't look back.

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Drilled and slotted are a waste of money.

Do some research on this subject, and you will find I'm right.

Unless you're hitting the track (and I mean road course) constantly, and need to hit the brakes and wear thru a set of pads in 1 race, then they're a waste of money. The purpose of drilled and slotted rotors is to keep the pads cool under EXTREMELY stressful braking situations. Even if you're towing 30k lbs, you'll be better off with standard rotors.

Go down to Autozone and pick up a set of Duralast rotors that come with a lifetime warranty and don't look back.
no, drilled and slotted rotors are only junk when you buy cheap ebay knockoff ones. There are some super nice ones out there, baer, brembo, powerslot, ect. But they are not cheap by no means what so ever. I think if you tow often and somewhat heavy getting a nice set of rotors and pads will far outlasts and pay for themselves over some of the cheaper autozone and duralast rotors. Trust me, get on ebay and or the brembo site and find you some of there rotors or powerslots. I paied the same price for my brembo rotors at 100 bucks as some crap at advanced auto........

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Drilled and slotted are a waste of money.

Do some research on this subject, and you will find I'm right.

Unless you're hitting the track (and I mean road course) constantly, and need to hit the brakes and wear thru a set of pads in 1 race, then they're a waste of money
. The purpose of drilled and slotted rotors is to keep the pads cool under EXTREMELY stressful braking situations. Even if you're towing 30k lbs, you'll be better off with standard rotors.

Go down to Autozone and pick up a set of Duralast rotors that come with a lifetime warranty and don't look back.

false..and ill argue with you till the cows come home if you want..

You toss a 10K load behind you every day..use drill and slotted.. they will last 400000000X as long as the " autozone" rotors..there designed to dissipate heat faster to stop " brake fade " and extreme warping. They will last a looong time if taken care of.. Use a good set of pads or even OEM pads..ive never had an issues with ford pads just there rotors..

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no, drilled and slotted rotors are only junk when you buy cheap ebay knockoff ones. There are some super nice ones out there, baer, brembo, powerslot, ect. But they are not cheap by no means what so ever. I think if you tow often and somewhat heavy getting a nice set of rotors and pads will far outlasts and pay for themselves over some of the cheaper autozone and duralast rotors. Trust me, get on ebay and or the brembo site and find you some of there rotors or powerslots. I paied the same price for my brembo rotors at 100 bucks as some crap at advanced auto........
whoa there. I never said anything about being junk or cheap. Really good drilled and slotted rotors perform great, and are not cheap by any means. My argument is simply that you'd be exponentially over-engineering your braking system for normal, daily driving action.

But how can they pay for themselves over the Duralast if I have a Lifetime Warranty? If I wear a set out, I get new ones for FREE

BTW, the OP said he can only afford the reasonably priced ones.


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false..and ill argue with you till the cows come home if you want..

You toss a 10K load behind you every day..use drill and slotted.. they will last 400000000X as long as the " autozone" rotors..there designed to dissipate heat faster to stop " brake fade " and extreme warping. They will last a looong time if taken care of.. Use a good set of pads or even OEM pads..ive never had an issues with ford pads just there rotors..

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So your argument is that they will last longer under extremely stressful situations.

I agree to that.

However, given what's in the OP's post, it doesn't look like he's in for the constant heavy hauling.

If you're not putting your brakes through constant, extremely stressful situations, the Duralast Rotors are just fine. And being that brake work is pretty easy, I'll take my Lifetime Warranty in the unlikely event I wear through my rotors.

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I put powerslot rotors and Hawk pads on all around and I noticed a big diff in stopping also with my old brakes goin down the pass they would get hot and not work right these deff work better I think I paid right around $650 for 4 rotors pads and all new callipers but that was about 3 years ago.

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DJM...do you remember where you found that deal? Rotors, Pads, & Calipers for $650? I need to replace mine bad. I still have plenty of pad left, but the pads are glazed over and squeal like crazy. I want to upgrade to a nice set of slotted rotors...from what I have read, I will have to upgrade my calipers to handle the larger wall thickness of the rotor.

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