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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:46 pm 
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i'm thinking of replacing the standard brake rotors on my ef with slotted ones - my brakes don't seem to work efficently when its raining & I'm wondering if slotted ones would make a difference

 

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:09 pm 
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we at my work shop we put the slotted ones on alot of people cars they have never complained just dont putt slotted and drill they are just to much money and no real gain

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:19 pm 
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from word of mouth ive heard that it inproves braking and lower temp idk if its true but hell they look good
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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:20 pm 
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we put slotted on one of our ef fairmonts and they double the braking feel....great quality brakes.....but after about 4-5000k's one already had hot spots......and aparently this is common.......so ill be putting the dba 4000series slotted on my el to see how they run.....but otherwise great braking

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:49 pm 
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worth doing for sure,,my eb was lil scary when braking in the rain so i put dba discs and ebc greenstuff pads and its alot better

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:02 pm 
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Put DBAs on-slotted only,and perhaps braided lines,with RBT pads,and the difference will have you wishing you had done it earlier!!

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:05 pm 
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S R T pads from Hightek brakes-one of our sponsors !

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:39 pm 
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Will slotted help stop the brakes from getting warped so damn often?
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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:49 pm 
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Private9 wrote:
Will slotted help stop the brakes from getting warped so damn often?

Yes, they last about twice as long as standard.

Has anyone else has as low as 30,000km's from standard ones?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:54 pm 
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all e series needs these brakes
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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:04 am 
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psupernak wrote:
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wow...fills the gaps nicely ;).

back on topic...I only have slotted rotors on the rear. My front discs are warped so all my braking system is pretty much a dud. Going to need to upgrade soon.

Nothing wrong with going slotted...but they do last longer and may be cooler.

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Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:13 am 
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some people wont machine them if they warp, which they will, i got slotted drilled dba's on my daily driver Ed and they keep warping.
PS wit my big brakes i can only fit 18",

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:18 am 
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psupernak wrote:
some people wont machine them if they warp, which they will, i got slotted drilled dba's on my daily driver Ed and they keep warping.
PS wit my big brakes i can only fit 18",


Are you saying that slotted ones will warp more often than standard rotors?

By the way, what kind of brake setup is that you've got?
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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:28 am 
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ba calipers with 330mmm elgt rotors

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:42 pm 
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^ i know you run a mod business, emuch for the 330's?

imhoo, on topic...

slotted rotors were a great upgrade over the stock brakes, and when i upgraded i had freshly done stock brakes (previous owner).

on a side note, i get ~20k before they needed mechining.
and dont go for dba "golds" or crossdrills they DO crack, a good freind of mine cracked both fronts after ~10k and there was no differance in brakeing between my car and his, needless to say he's now running slotteds.

 

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