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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2003, 07:49 PM
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Brake rotor recommendations?

hello everybody. Its time for me to change my rotors. I am killing my OEMs running on 35s so I am debating if I should go with other brands/types.

Should I go with slotted or vented rotors? Does anyone have a good combination of rotors/pads that gives you better braking performance compared to the OEMS? If you do, I would greatly appreciate any recommendation you can give me.

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Re: Brake rotor recommendations?

I wouldn't waste the money. I am very happy with the premium rotors from NAPA and I run 37's.
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Re: Brake rotor recommendations?

The stock Ford rotors are actually a good quality rotor, just overly marked up (expensive). I went with Raybestos (div. of Dana/spicer), just under$70ea., for their PG Plus heavy duty rotors. You could try the slotted/vented, I just don't like how rocks and mud can jam up in these. For pads, any premium pad, as mentioned NAPA stuff, or bendix, Raybestos sells a "brute stop" pad that is semi-mettalic carbon enhanced. These seem to be lasting ok. I seem to get about 40-50k out of pads. And, no issues with stopping 35's.
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Re: Brake rotor recommendations?

Crossdrilled & slotted rotors are WORSE at stopping than plain flat center-finned ones. The slots were useful with asbestos pads and drilling reduces unsprung weight for racing, but nowadays, they're cosmetic. That's according to Wilwood's FAQ.
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