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post #1 of 19 Old 05-10-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Which rotors are better?

I am looking at new rotors for my truck. I can get OE replacements for $60 each but don't like the idea of putting factory rotors back on. I was looking at rotors on www.brakeperformance.com and found cross drilled and slotted rotors for about $20 more each the OE and was wondering if I should go with the fully drilled rotors or the dimpled rotors? Anyone running these rotors? If so, how do you like them? Thanks for the input.

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I have heard good things from the dimpled/slotted rotors. anychance to replace a part is a chance to upgrade!

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I have heard good things from the dimpled/slotted rotors. anychance to replace a part is a chance to upgrade!
That's what I say. I did notice that the slotted and dimpled rotors are more expensive than the slotted and cross drilled. I'm assuming it's because there is more material with the dimpled rotors.

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Just trying to get some feedback before I jump in. Thanks.

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I am also starting to look at breaks and those look nice.
I have heard good things about ART rotors also.

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I don't think you could go wrong either way. I personally like the slotted and drilled ones.

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I think you should give PowerSlot rotors with Hawk pads a try I think you'll be impressed.

I have heard nothing but great things about that rotor and pad combo in every auto forum I have been in. Love them in my Mustang, and they'll be going in my 06 F350 once the OE needs to be replaced.
They are a little pricey but worth it.
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I have had ebc rotors twice on my f150 and they have been horrible. I got napa regular heavy duty rotors now and they are awesome, not one problem.

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slotted and drilled are a waste of money imo. your PSD was built to stop and tow so OEM rotors are going to work just fine. The only way to really improve your stopping power is to get a big brake kit. Other than that, i'm a big fan of Bendix brake pads and OEM rotors. Use those pads on all my cars, they stop great and dont put out a lot of brake dust.

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I run cryo'd Powerslots with Hawk ceramics on all of mine. They stop like a sports car. Been very pleased with their performance.

Oh, and IMO, factory rotors are junk......... Definately DO NOT turn yours and put them back on.

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