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|3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.|
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| Originally posted by ClarenceT@Aug 19 2004, 01:14 AM |
For the past 15 years, they've been making performance pads that exhibit nearly no outgassing, which is what cross-drilling aims to fix. Slots and holes both decrese surface area, and actually hurt braking, if outgassing isn't in the equation. If you're using shitty pads, they'll help. If you're using good quality pads, there is no reason or justification for going cross drilled today. You'd notice more of a difference using directionally vented rotors rather then radially vented ones, if anything. If you feel you MUST get something that looks fancy, go slotted. Cross drilled tend to develop cracks and eat up pads like a Rosie O'Donnel at a candy shop.
Read a bit more about it first, let me see if I can dig up a link or two for you...
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