Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 06:46:45 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: Brake Rotors

"Malcolm William Mason" <mwm1(spam)nospamedu> wrote in message news:l727c159j6h9f8khvl07ra83a4rmlbfl5knospamcom... > I have been told that replacing the original rotors with slotted or > perforated rotors will result in cooler rotors, less warping, if any, > and reduced wear of the pads. > > Is any of this true? > > Can someone give me a solid answer (pun not intended) ? > Yes it's true, however the stock rotors are more than adaquate for average driving. If you go out to the track, tow a trailer, or frequently go over mountain passes then you'll benefit from slotted or drilled rotors. > Is it worthwhile changing the rotors? > See above, also if your rotors are warped or worn past their limit and you have to change them anyway, you may find the cost difference is not huge so it may be worth it if only for the cool factor. > And, oh yes, I was told that just changing the front rotors is about 65 > % of the effect. > Slotted or drilled rear rotors are not common, if you make the switch, the fronts are the only ones worth worrying about, I'd say that 65% is a bit low, more like 80+% of the work is done by the front brakes. > May I have your best opinions please? > > Thank you, > > Malcolm

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