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Old 08-08-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
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When you apply the brakes gases get traped between the pad and rotor. The slotts let the gases escape and the pads make better contact with the rotor.
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i like slotted rotors because they are typically stronger..less likely to warp, and there aint no brake fade with them and good pads, pads bite alot better on them...to me anyway.
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The only thing with them is they will wear out the pads a bit faster. Thats the reason I won't get them.
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Very easy. Just take the calipers off and the rotor slides off and replace the pads. The hardest part is that you have to use a c-clamp to compress the calipers so the new pads fit. Just take the cap off the resivor before you compress them.
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So, compared to installing the Toytech coilovers, 5100's all around and an AAL, how complicated is it to replace the rotors if you've never touched a brake system before?
really easy.....basically, pulling the pads and caliper bracket, and taking stock rotors off, putting new ones on, and then putting the bracket,caliper and pads back on.

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The only thing with them is they will wear out the pads a bit faster. Thats the reason I won't get them.
i dont think they wear the pads out faster honestly, they do keep them alot cleaner tho.
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The biggest downside and the reason most that off-road frequently is small rocks can get wedged in them. On a sportscar that may have heavy braking at high speeds I can see the benefit......not on a 4x4.

As far the the pre-runner people and their speeds I can see a need for increased performance, but the chances of getting small rocks caught in them is high. I never had them on my Jeep and don't see the need on my truck now.
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i dont think they wear the pads out faster honestly, they do keep them alot cleaner tho.
Well you know better than me, I have no experience with them.
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My brakes pulse. I've read on TW that it is because the rotors were over heated and warped. Would slotted rotors prevent this ? Curious George
Yes but you can still warp slotted rotors if you use the brakes aggressively enough.
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Yes but you can still warp slotted rotors if you use the brakes aggressively enough.
Thanks, but what would be my best bet ? I'm no hot shot aggressive driver and my brakes pulse.
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Thanks, but what would be my best bet ? I'm no hot shot aggressive driver and my brakes pulse.
go for a set of slotteds man. try http://raceshopper.com/ they have the best prices and customer service i have ever seen.
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go for a set of slotteds man. try http://raceshopper.com/ they have the best prices and customer service i have ever seen.
Thanks. I've read that B 4 but get confused when people post that slotted warp too. I was thinking of going raceshopper and Hawk LT but still undecided about the slotted.
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Thanks. I've read that B 4 but get confused when people post that slotted warp too. I was thinking of going raceshopper and Hawk LT but still undecided about the slotted.
Just saying that they can if you really abuse them but they will put up a lot more hard braking over stock.
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