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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:57 am 
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Had similar issues, was told to try Repco Thermo Quiet and very happy with the result.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:08 am 
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SWC wrote:
Had similar issues, was told to try Repco Thermo Quiet and very happy with the result.


Thermo Quiets are a great everyday pad, but I wouldn't put them up against Bendix Ultimates or QFM's. And I work for Repco!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:00 pm 
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So I am due for new front rotors and pads due to warping from a lot of neglect on my behalf.

I used to run DBA slotted with Bendix Ultimate pads. They make a great combination and I have had no issues with them. With financial constraints now, DBA and Bendix Ultimates are out of my budget and would like to replace with something semi decent at a more reasonable price.

I don't drive as hard as I used, but I still want the stopping power. I have found a big difference between slotted and standard, so I was hoping to stay with slotted, however slotted is pricier and so I need to go down in quality and was searching for potential brands.

I had a look at RDA, however they seem to be pretty pricey now, so looked at other alternatives which included this one I found on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PAIR-VMAX-SL ... SwH71XOYly

Seems too cheap and so I am a bit iffy on it. Anyone heard of Vmax or run them themselves? If these are worse than DBA/RDA standard, than I might as well go standard with higher quality.

BTW, Burson sells DBA slotted rotors at $180 a corner. If I can get decent slotted rotors for $250 a pair that would be ideal.

Anyone have other ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:58 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-FORD-Falco ... SwDk5TsiB3

I have used these and found them quite good. You can get slotted and drilled for $180 if you want.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:18 pm 
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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-FORD-Falcon-EF-EL-ABS-SLOTTED-FRONT-Disc-Rotors-with-Brake-Pads-/251968898244?hash=item3aaa8444c4:g:5~EAAOSwDk5TsiB3

I have used these and found them quite good. You can get slotted and drilled for $180 if you want.


That's pretty cheap and I have heard of ADB, I used to get them confused with DBA thinking they were the same company.

How long have you been running them and I assume no warping? Do you drive highway a lot or mix?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Found them quite good. Mainly city type driving, stop start etc :( .

Pads were alos very good.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:53 pm 
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Found them quite good. Mainly city type driving, stop start etc :( .

Pads were alos very good.


Thank you. I might just order these, I am sure they will be better than warped discs caused by binding brake pads :?. Have ordered new boots/pins for the caliper sliders to avoid this happening again.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:27 am 
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See my post halfway down : post1431570.html

I remember the front discs were sprayed in silver - masking must've been too much of an effort - the inside bearing shells were painted too :shock:

Be careful with the ADB pads - they gave me a lot of grief. They sent me a replacement set for free, but they went the same way, even after the discs were machined. I ended up using QFM pads like I do on my other cars, no problem after that. IIRC the rear pads were okay.

So if you're using ADB rotors and pads, if you experience shudder, etc within the first 100kms or so, get the pads out ASAP, so a different make shouldn't need any disc machining.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:57 am 
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See my post halfway down : post1431570.html

I remember the front discs were sprayed in silver - masking must've been too much of an effort - the inside bearing shells were painted too :shock:

Be careful with the ADB pads - they gave me a lot of grief. They sent me a replacement set for free, but they went the same way, even after the discs were machined. I ended up using QFM pads like I do on my other cars, no problem after that. IIRC the rear pads were okay.

So if you're using ADB rotors and pads, if you experience shudder, etc within the first 100kms or so, get the pads out ASAP, so a different make shouldn't need any disc machining.


Thanks for the heads up. Haven't ordered them yet and might hold out till next year. Plenty of pad left, so I will just deal with the shudder for a bit longer. Might check out other pads while I do my browsing.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:50 am 
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Well if your existing pads still have enough material, and you were happy with the feel, roughen them up with some 120GR paper on the ground and reuse. Get your new rotors, regrease the sliders, inspect/regrease front bearings, bleed the system (because that's probably not been done in a while), and you won't believe the difference.
Then you can take your time shopping for new pads.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Cross-Drilled and Slotted Disc Rotors
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:23 am 
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Well if your existing pads still have enough material, and you were happy with the feel, roughen them up with some 120GR paper on the ground and reuse. Get your new rotors, regrease the sliders, inspect/regrease front bearings, bleed the system (because that's probably not been done in a while), and you won't believe the difference.
Then you can take your time shopping for new pads.


That sounds like a great idea. Will keep that in mind when everything arrives and I get some free time to give it some TLC.

 

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