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Brake Rotor Question

Postby jimmys5600 [OP] » Nov 05 2019, 10:31pm

Hi All, I see ads from different suppliers regards to their "upgraded" rotors. They state that they offer improved stopping.
If you rotors are above discard with no runout I don't understand how a higher end rotor would make a difference.
What say you?
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Re: Brake Rotor Question

Postby ricka182 » Nov 05 2019, 10:56pm

Usually an upgraded rotor would mean it's been slotted, drilled, or both. That will help dissipate the heat that builds up, and in turn, perform better when stopping. How noticeable? That depends on how you drive. I have Powerstop rotors and pads, and I definitely felt a difference in stopping, and that was just after a lift went on, it needed the extra stopping, and it was better than stock for sure.
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Re: Brake Rotor Question

Postby Den69RS96 » Nov 07 2019, 3:31pm

Most of it is marketing bs. Sure new rotors and pads will be an improvement over the worn out ones that your replacing. Unless you increased the rotor size or use drilled and slotted rotors for extreme braking, not much braking improvement will happen by installing replacement rotors. Drilled/slotted are great in racing applications because they vent away the gas and dust generated when the brakes are applied. They also cool a bit better. The downside is they are prone to cracking.

The best upgrades you could make would either be using a more aggressive pad compound or installing a larger rotor/caliper set up.
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Re: Brake Rotor Question

Postby Tatsngats » Nov 07 2019, 3:52pm

I have Powerstops but just the non- slotted ones. They work great and are all in need. I do tow my 5000 lb trailer occasionally and I have zero braking issues.
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