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Brake Discrotor upgrade worth it ?
#1
Is there any gain in stopping Power upgrading to slotted/drilles rotors with better pads than stock ?
Will the difference be obvious ?


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#2
Pads can make a big difference on stock rotors. Slotting and drilling reduces the surface area, but improves cooling if you do a lot of hard braking.



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#3
I'm no expert, but did alot of reading on this subject, and from what I've gathered, the slotting actually decreases stopping power in general type driving. The slots are used to dissipate heat during constant braking E.g. during racing.

I also read that slotted disks wear out pads faster because of the way the pad is constantly going over the edges formed by the slots instead of a nice flat surface.

I am interested what others have to say about this.

73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

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(01-27-2018, 09:06 AM)Don C Wrote: Pads can make a big difference on stock rotors. Slotting and drilling reduces the surface area, but improves cooling if you do a lot of hard braking.

Not really that hard braking, its a Daily driver.

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#5
A good surface on your rotors and good quality pads will noticeably improve your braking. Any run-out or deviations in the rotor surface reduces braking performance.



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#6
I didn’t notice any difference in braking one way or another. But they sure do look cool!!!

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1971 Mach 1
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8.8" Rear w/3.73's
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(01-27-2018, 11:25 AM)turtle5353 Wrote: But they sure do look cool!!!



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73 ragtop, 1999 Mustang Bright Atlantic Blue Paint, Phoenix Engine 302-335HP,  Edelbrock Carb & Performer manifold; c4 with 2000 stall and shiftkit; 3:55 auburn limited slip differential, Hedman shorties; Car Chemistry Exhaust

Classic Air; Tilt Steering Wheel; 1999 Chrysler Sebring bucket Seats ; power windows;
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#8
It really looks cool. What brand is it ?


Regards Rob

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#9
Not sure of brand. Nothing fancy just off eBay.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

[Image: 28ivsix.png]




                                                                                             
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#10
With today's brake compounds the slot are not needed for a street car and I think drilled rotors are just asking for hairline cracks everywhere. A good set of aggressive, yet streetable, pads will help with initial bite and feel. If you want to significantly improve braking get better tires, delay lock-up. I've used Performance Friction and Hawk pads with good results on the street, they will dust more than a "ceramic" pad. Chuck
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