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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-25-2002, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Rotors

I am rebuilding my front end and I need new brakes & rotors. What do y'all use? This is what I have found Autozone $41, JC Whitney $26 and RRO "cross drilled" for $84. Are the cross drilled worth the extra money? Thanks JCC
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Re: Brake Rotors

Cross drilled rotors really do dissipate the heat better, but for a light vehicle like a Sammy, it's probably overkill. UNLESS - you do a lot of mountain driving and someone in your family can not keep from hitting the brakes every few seconds (like my wife). When I replace rotors, I will go for the cross-drilled and ventilated type just for that reason. My wife actually set our pickup brakes on fire once.
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Read what Rocky Road says about their rotors. What they have to say about decreased stopping distances is also true. Your brakes make your vehicle stop by converting kinetic energy into heat energy. If you can do that more efficiently (by getting rid of the excess heat) your system will work better overall.
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Re: Brake Rotors

There are several Suzuki vender that sell the drilled rotor. Trail Tough, RRO, Wheelers, and Spidertrax are just a few. I would think Roadless Gear would sell them too. Go to the venders that provides the best customer service. I have had very good experiences with Trail Tough, Spidertrax and Roadless Gear. You will get little to no help from JC Whitney or Autozone.

One thing that Spidertrax offers that I have not seen elsewhere is their Wildwood rotor upgrade. If you pull a trailer, run heavy loads or use very large tires, that might be a good option. If money is no object, check that setup out.
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