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 Post subject: XR8 X Drilled and slotted discs
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:40 pm 
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Found this:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/504-X-DRILLED-SL ... dZViewItem

Any good??? And do I need the backs as well as the fronts??

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:46 pm 
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I am told that the cross drilled have a tendancy to break.I went with straight slotted and good pads-(check out our sponsor Hightech brakes) and braided lines,and the difference is phenominal.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:59 pm 
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thats right, for street use slotted will do the job & depending how hard you drive.... EBC or BENDIX with the braied lines & it will be a different car......But the EBC green stuff aren't disc friendly meaning that they will chew the s**t out of the rotors, but they will work, more for hard street & track days....
there are other brands of brake pads out there, I use mainly these two brands for genreal use & saloon cars.......
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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:21 pm 
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kwaussiekid wrote:
I am told that the cross drilled have a tendancy to break.I went with straight slotted and good pads-(check out our sponsor Hightech brakes) and braided lines,and the difference is phenominal.
perhaps only depending on how you use the car?

*street
*track
*quayer mile..

ive had my DBA slotted and CROSS DRILLED rotors for nearly a year now with NO probs WHAT-SO-EVER...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:15 am 
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Didn't DBA release a statement that this problem has been reduced with a new design.

I will have to have a look.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 am 
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Macca wrote:
Didn't DBA release a statement that this problem has been reduced with a new design.

I will have to have a look.
perhaps it was just a "bad batch" of cross drilled and slotted rotors' that failed a couple of time giving them a bad name.. "only take a couple of bad stories to drag the disc's down with public being scared to commit to them..

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:14 pm 
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A good option is a relatively new RDA rotor that is slotted & instead of cross drilled they have dimples ( like only the depth of tip of the drill has been used). I forget the part number. They are a gold anodised color.
I am using these with EBC Reds.
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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:10 pm 
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So no go on the ones from e-bay then??

How much for a set of discs?? And would I need to replace both front and back or just the front??

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:56 pm 
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davro_xr6 If you wish to improve your brakes, then do both ends. Funds allowing, braided lines, and SRT pads from Hightec brakes-one of our sponsors.

 

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