drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic brakes - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes Here's where you can post all your topics and questions about wheels, tires and brakes.
Sponsored by Discount Tire

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 06-21-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
cwm6809's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic brakes

i am trying to find out about what to do about rotors and brake pads.. i have stock rotors and brakes on it now and i am having a problem with the truck shacking when hitting the brakes... and a guy told me to put the drilled and slotted rotors on and ceramic brakes since i pull heavy loads... just wanting some opinions thanks...

cwm6809 is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 06-21-2012, 08:45 PM
msizemore3's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West Tennessee
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
If you have a brake shake when the brakes are applied then it sounds like you just have warped rotors. Turn them if they are above min. thickness spec and replace your pads. If they are above min. spec after machining, but right at it,then I would replace them anyway. They tend to warp quicker the thinner they get. Good luck.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using AutoGuide.Com Free App

06 F250 KR 4x4, 5R110 w/ Banks Tq. Conv., Turbo Back Magnaflo Ex., SCT w/ ID--Gearhead--Looney Tunes, Retro-Solutions HIDS--Head & Fog, Zoodad Mod, Coolant Filter, High-Idle Mod, 35" Terras, Leveled, Homeade Adj. Track Bar, Rancho Dual St. Stab. Kit, Back-up Lights, PHP Atlas 40, Guages, Back-up Camera, CAT EC-1 Coolant
msizemore3 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-21-2012, 09:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Turbostang500's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dover
Posts: 1,634
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I don't think i would run drilled rotors on my truck especially if you tow.

It seemed to me I read a manufacturers notes one time and they didnt recommend that kind of duty for drilled rotors because of heavy heat causing the rotors to crack between the holes.

If you were to head down a decent grade with a heavy trailer, you can't get off the brakes and let them cool. Slotted rotors might help but a quick call to a good brake company could do you a lot of good and please come back and let us know what they suggest.


2000 F250 PSD SCSB 4X4 418k miles straight pipe gauges 2" leveling kit 315/75r16's
6637 with custom intake pipe. TS Performance 6 position chip!

Please don't confuse my attitude with my personality.. my personality is who I am,my attitude depends on who you are...
Turbostang500 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 06-22-2012, 06:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,706
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
X2...don't use drilled rotors, get sloted...if you are wanting new we Have Powerslots and Hawk pads..
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome