Replacement Rotors

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:33
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I am about to replace the rotors on my Disc brakes . They have done over 100K and they getting to the minimum thickness recommended. Is there a problem with the wear of the rotors that have holes drilled in them ore slots machined through them . Do they wear the pads or do the slot's and holes block up
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Terry
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:42

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:42
Hi Terry,
If you are wealthy and can afford to drive on your brakes without any thought of fuel consumption they probably make sense, otherwise who needs them? At least thats my opinion,
cheers,
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:50

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:50
Hi Terry,
If you are wealthy and can afford to drive on your brakes without any thought of fuel consumption they probably make sense, otherwise who needs them? At least thats my opinion,
cheers,
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:53

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:53
Hi Terry,
If you are wealthy and can afford to drive on your brakes without any thought of fuel consumption they probably make sense, otherwise who needs them? At least thats my opinion,
cheers,
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:54

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 15:54
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 16:58

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 16:58
You don't' need slotted or cross drilled disc rotors. Slotted/cross drilled rotors were originally developed for racing/competition vehicles that really hammered and heated the brakes. The theory is that the drilling's or slots release/prevent a build up of superheated gas between the rotor and the pad and so maintain friction.

Boy racers and wankers might specifically specify them, you and I don't need them. However! If they are offered at a more competitive price than a standard rotor I would be happy to fit them, but no way would I pay a premium.


Ian
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Reply By: Member - 120scruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:14

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 21:14
I just fitted cross drilled rotors to my 80 for the main reason that Ian W stated. "To get rid of the gas build up between the pad and rotor." I will do anything to attempt to get rid of that terrible DTV or brake shudder.
I have a link on my website I wrote about brake shudder which makes interesting reading for those whom may be interested.
DBA rotors are quite competitively priced these days. They were considerably more expensive a few years back and companys like Protex, RDA etc were heaps cheaper so DBA came into line. They do make a better product in my opinion.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 22:26

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 22:26
The primary reason for slotted rotors is to clean the pad, the elimination of gas build up is secondary ..... SEE HERE
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