Originally Posted by ju015dd
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.
Originally Posted by 03_Turbo7.3
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..
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.