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Which one should I go with?
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Unless you are in to profiling the solid rotors work the best and are easier on brake pads.
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Im not a brake expert, but ive heard that slotted wear your pads the fastest, the slots actually shear down the pad. If you want both, some companies make a slotted abd cross-drilled rotor. Im getting new brakes soon, and I think im going to go with just cross-drilled, not because i break hard a lot... but because they look cool!

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Im not a brake expert, but ive heard that slotted wear your pads the fastest, the slots actually shear down the pad. If you want both, some companies make a slotted abd cross-drilled rotor. Im getting new brakes soon, and I think im going to go with just cross-drilled, not because i break hard a lot... but because they look cool!
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I believe it is the opposite. The Cross drilled will wear your pads faster than the slotted. Both will improve braking though.

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Im not a brake expert, but ive heard that slotted wear your pads the fastest, the slots actually shear down the pad. If you want both, some companies make a slotted abd cross-drilled rotor. Im getting new brakes soon, and I think im going to go with just cross-drilled, not because i break hard a lot... but because they look cool!
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I believe it is the opposite. The Cross drilled will wear your pads faster than the slotted. Both will improve braking though.
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I drive daily through areas where I travel around 80-90mph and atleast 45 for most of my travel.

I'm thinking of buying hawk performance HPS brakes front and rear since I cant find any rear bosch brakes.
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A lot of contrversy on this issue but the NASCAR guys use solid rotors and they brake prety hard at Bristol, and Richmond and the PORSCHE cups guys take their cross drilled rotrs off to race. Just a litle food for thought.
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I thought slotted wore it faster than cross drilled??? Although slotted are supposed to disperse heat better. Maybe I have it backwards but thats what I believe i learned a logn time ago. I've never upgraded rotors so i never really put a lot of research time into it.


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slotted rotors and GOOD brake pads depending on how u drive. my friend caught his greenstuff brakepads on fire/(well all we saw was the smoke) even with brembo slotted rotors. when we were doing a heavy breakage canyon run.

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Cross drilled rotors do not help you to stop any quicker they simply disperse heat more efficiently.
 
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So should I go with brembo solid rotors or what is the wear and tear on the brakes significant?
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Slotted rotors take peices of your brake pad off to give it a clean surface everytime you use your brakes. They also help with heat dispersion. But yeah, they do eat your brakes. Cross drilled do the same but to a lesser extent. Although be careful as cross drilled have been known to crack.. I'm going with cross drilled, I dont really need them except for the rare saturday when I rip the piss outta my car, but other than that, they just look nice.
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well how often do drilled crack because then its more cost efficent to have to replace brake pads more often then replacing rotors. Especially since I'm getting 4 rotors. But thinking about it I do pound on my car alot especially since I go from traveling 70-80mph and have to slow down to a stop with in 150 feet and have to be able to deal with stop and go traffic right after.
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if ur braking consitently like autocross go with slotted. if no just stay with solid and get good pads. also if ur doing 70-80 hard braking. i would get some good ss-lines too.

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Thanks for the input I have chosen to order the Brembo slot rotors and hawk performance HPS brakes.

Also is it worth it to buy SSB lines? How difficult is it to replace those.






: Kind of funny that I have 5 years of Automotive mechanical experience. DOing brake and rotor changes to tune ups to tire and rims exchange and balance to V-6 automatic to V-8 manual conversions of cars and I have never changed brake lines.


Story of my car : recently it was crashed by hard time braking and a suden stall jumping the car foward. only asthetic damage hood and nose. The cause needed a tune up and the brake pads were so worn the rivets in the pads cut into the rotors yet they some how past inspection.....
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