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Which Brake Rotors are Best?

My rotors on my truck are shot. Not before I change the rotors I gotta figure out why mine are dragging so bad, but either way I am gonna have to get some new rotors.
Which are the best? Brembo? PowerSlot? Cross Drilled..Slotted? Im lost on which..lol
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I like slotted but not drilled. I don't like no-name ebay brands cause they are rust buckets. Power slot may be your only good choice.
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Stock, full faced rotors with vents from a reputible manufactor (Bendix, Raybestos, Wagner). unless ur racing on the track there is no benefiet to slotted or drilled.
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napa premium rotors with their ceramic pads.
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Stock, full faced rotors with vents from a reputible manufactor (Bendix, Raybestos, Wagner). unless ur racing on the track there is no benefiet to slotted or drilled.


i remember reading somewhere that drilled are prone to cracking also, atleast the ones that would be economical for our application
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i loved my baer decella rotors on my dodge neon. they were slotted and drilled. they were awesome. i recommend those
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different application. heavy trucks need maximium surface area for proper heat disappeation.

use of quality semi metallic or ceramic brake pads and torquing of the wheels properly will ensue in long life and safe braking.
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matt i got some brand new ebc green stuff pads for sale..........
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matt i got some brand new ebc green stuff pads for sale..........

those are good pads for the stock rotors.
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Stock, full faced rotors with vents from a reputible manufactor (Bendix, Raybestos, Wagner). unless ur racing on the track there is no benefiet to slotted or drilled.
I've run all kinds and saw not much difference at all stopping from 120 to 0mph.

The ONLY time I saw a difference was after converting to rear disc's, things were much better then ( no drum lockups from the cold/wet either! ).

No point in wasting the cost difference for drilled or slotted rotors, Keil is right.
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So should I just go up to Napa and get some regular old rotors? I guess nobody will see them anyways..:( haha I was hopin for a better performance and look but I guess they really wont show and if there aint no change in performance there really aint no need in wasting the money

And Steve Ill def. have to talk with ya about the pads soon
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I promise you that the cheaper line of rotors at napa are just as good if not better than the premium ones. They are cheap enough to replace pretty much every time you do a brake job. By the time you figure in time driving somewhere to have them turned, spending 20-40 bucks getting them turned, waiting on them to get turned, and then hoping they are still above minimum thickness....... its worth buying the cheap ones and discarding them every brake job.
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Ya thats def. true. Thanks for the advice I just might have to go get some of those tomorrow Now do ya'll have idea why my front wheels are so hard to turn? I mean they arent like frozen but they are really hard to turn. I know the 4x4 is gonna make it worse but could it have something to do with the fluid in the front diff or could it be a brake prob. or what? I got a bad feeling its killing my gas mileage
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could be dry caliper slides, make sure when you do the brake job, you lube all the slides and contact points on the brackets to ensure proper floating of the pads and calipers
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What do I use? Just waterproof grease or what?
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they have those little packets at the counters of like evey advance and auto zone you ever go to, there are like a dollar a piece, they have them for brakes, sparkplugs everything, you will see what im talking about just go to one and walk up the counter.......
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Alright cool but now the question is where do I lube..the pistons or what?
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I promise you that the cheaper line of rotors at napa are just as good if not better than the premium ones. They are cheap enough to replace pretty much every time you do a brake job. By the time you figure in time driving somewhere to have them turned, spending 20-40 bucks getting them turned, waiting on them to get turned, and then hoping they are still above minimum thickness....... its worth buying the cheap ones and discarding them every brake job.
$20-40 to get a rotor machined!? Good greif new ones dont cost 1/2 that!! We charge $8 per rotor.
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Alright cool but now the question is where do I lube..the pistons or what?
back sides of the pads and the clips......where they will move the most
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$20-40 to get a rotor machined!? Good greif new ones dont cost 1/2 that!! We charge $8 per rotor.

Ok, what is 8 plus 8? thats 4 dollars less than 20 bucks. then like i said, you have drive time, gas, and so forth.... dont be retarded. I can get rotors for somewhere around 20-25 bucks per rotor. You do the math and tell me what makes more sense...

Edit: and by the way, i never said 20 per rotor. "them" is plural.
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Alright cool but now the question is where do I lube..the pistons or what?

The slides are where the calipers bolt to the brackets. Once you take it apart, you will notice where the slides are. Clean them good and lube them with synthetic brake grease, and yes, the pads need some grease on them as well, only where they contact the caliper and the brackets. Make sure you clean the rotors with some break cleaner to get the shipping oils off of them.
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Okay sounds good thanks for the help! So I actually put grease on the backside of the pads? haha never heard of that one..Im sure the slides will be pretty obvious. Im gonna try to take care of this tomorrow
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cheap rotors wear quicker and are more prone to warping. seen it to many times to count. been running Bendix OE replacement rotors on all our vehicles and minimal wear, no warping and this has been 3-5 yrs.
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Well today I bought the Napa premium rotors today and I installed the EBC Green stuff pads and Oh My Gosh let me just say that truck stops. The only thing im worried about is they squeal a little bit...is that normal?
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Slotted or drilled rotors also eat pads faster... I'd say stock or premium full-faced rotors are your best bet.
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