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Unread 05-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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looking to buy brakes

i need some new brakes for my Patriot. im wanting to get either slotted or drilled rotors and pads and calipers. what im really saying is a whole new brake kit any ideas on a good brand that i can buy? i live in Vancouver canada and looking for a good price. obviously not so cheap cuz you get what you pay for. ive looked around but since ive beengetting so much help here i thought id check here

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Unread 05-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Skip the whole slotted and/or drilled junk.You will gain no braking performance and generally will loose some.They are just for looks on the street and weight savings on the track.Almost all major racing leagues do not use slotted/drilled rotors.

Just use quaility blanks(solid rotors) like the Centric premiums and a high quality pads like Naps Adaptive Ones or similar.If there is nothing wrong with your calipers why change them? Only stock remaned replacements are out there for your vehicle anyways.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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i thought the drilled and slotted brakes were better for heavy braking so the rotors dont overheat?
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Unread 05-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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i thought the drilled and slotted brakes were better for heavy braking so the rotors dont overheat?
Less metal = less heat disapation.They are also prone to heat cracking at the drilled holes.The drilled holes have zero effect on cooling,only wieght reduction and why they came around in some racing circuits where every ounce counts.The street scene thought they looked cool and that is how they came available to the public.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #5
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excellent thanks for the info now just to find the cheapest place to buy them
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Unread 05-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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excellent thanks for the info now just to find the cheapest place to buy them
Don't go cheap on brakes,shopping around is okay but going for the cheapest is just wrong as so many count on your brakes working right.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 05:36 PM   #7
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yeah i met it as good deal gor good brakes
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Unread 05-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #8
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FWIW, I always heard that slotted/drilled rotors do help with heat dissipation, but they're only good for racing, where you are pushing your brakes to the limit, so there is no notable difference on the street. Also, would slotted/drilled rotors help get mud out of your brakes?
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Unread 05-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #9
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Unread 05-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #10
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tkjk is absolutely right. Drilled rotors are one of the biggest wastes of money for street cars, duping people into purchase because they look cool. As I guy who races, I can assure you the drilled rotors are far more likely to develop heat stress cracks than a solid rotor. They are about weight savings, pure and simple. If you really want to read some tech about them, click here: http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/suspe...dissolved.html

Good quality 'blanks' to avoid warpage coupled with the best quality pads you can find/afford will do everything you'll need of brakes on the street. Don't try to out-engineer the engineers with a few bolt-on bits foisted by people who want your money.
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Unread 05-10-2012, 12:55 AM   #11
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thanks for all the help i went with a ultra performance solid rotor with top quality brake pads. spent 675 for front and back
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Unread 05-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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