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Old 08-11-2006, 10:02 PM
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X-Drilled Rotors....installed !

Hey guys finally got around to replacing the front rotors on the Excusion. The stock rotors, after 18xK miles were typically warped, and getting worse. Actually only one of the rotors had a problem, the other seemed more or less OK. I was half way expecting the pads to have significant wear as well, but they did not, replaced them anyway since I had already bought new ones, figure why not start fresh

So far, so good, the new rotors are cross drilled and slotted, and the pads are ceramic, pedal is very firm and predictable. Hard to tell just yet if there will be a REAL difference in stoppimg ability, it's too early to tell, I want to let everything ease into place then I'll start stomping on them But so far, I'm lovin' it. SS braided lines are next on the list.

The whole set up was less than $200.00 and only about 45 mins. worth of work.

I also did the same thing to my dads 93 F150 yeah...I know, but it will be the last set of pads and rotors he will need, the ones that were on his truck were original, and WAY past replacement time, those big rotors on his old beater looked AWESOME, but hey he's happy, and so am I.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:08 PM
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whered you get that for $200?
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I did the cyro'd powerslots and Hawks LTS pads on my truck and I love the way it stops now. I agree $200 seems way to cheap, the stock rotors are more than that. Many people had cracking problems with drilled rotors on the SD's, if you bought RotoPros they claim they have corrected this issue???
I also did the SS wrapped in Kevlar brake lines, it made a big difference in pedal feel.I wouldn't wait to long to really get on them, most of the new pads require this be done right away to properly bed the pads. Did you receive the bedding in procedure for your pads?
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No instructions on bedding the pads, actually I can't ever remeber seeing instructoins on bedding any brake pads I have ever bought. But when I bought my first set of Stillen/Brembo about 6 years ago, I called the the manufactuer to ask some questions about fitment, we had put larger calipers on the car at the time, but in the course of our conversation they suggested that I go easy just normal driving for the first 500 miles or so to give the pads and the rotors an opputunity to go through several heating and cooling cycles, and to avoid very hard braking if at all possible. That advise worked well, the pads lasted forever, they were still on the car 3 years later when I sold it. So now it's just a habit I follow.

Powerslot makes a good product, and the Hawk pads have an excellent reputation as well, deffinately a solid combo. ..and yeah the SS brake lines are a must have. I would think on our big heavy trucks, the difference would be very noticable.

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