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Question Rotors and Suspension Mod Questions

One of my front rotors are warped, so I need to get a set of new ones for the front. Some people have recommended drilled, slotted, or both to me for my car. As an aggressive braker, and someone who lives in LA (lots of stop-and-go traffic), is it worth the extra cost to get drilled/slotted rotors, or will solid discs hold me out fine?

Also wanting to improve handling and cornering on my trep. Read up on suspension systems and want to get some sport springs, shocks, and maybe a strut bar. Any good brands I should look up? I'm a college student, so I am trying to maintain a conservative budget.

Essentially I am looking to the INTREPID community to give me some advice on modding these systems. Thanks guys!
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slotted/drilled rotors well definitley help with heat reduction and wetness. you can catch your brakes on fire and those rotors will still be fine. depends with price though, if they are durasticly more i would stay with the regular. as far as the handling goes i dunno, i mean if its getting sloppy check your ball joints tie rods and all that.
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It's not a question of my suspension having a problem, I just want to improve my setup over the stock one.
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It's not a question of my suspension having a problem, I just want to improve my setup over the stock one.
All 98-2004 Intrepids(all LHs in fact) have a front strut brace from the factory. It's a stamped black metal unit look at the top of your struts - you can't miss it.
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If you really want to improve you handling and don't mind spending the money, get 300M Special struts/springs/sway bars. As said before, all second gen LH cars have a strut brace.
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R One Concepts Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors for a 2002 300M PHP. I have them on my 1G and they work excellent. Before I had simple R1 drilled slotted rotors for 4 years without any warpage and I drive pretty hard as well as autocross.
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Thanks! Does anyone know about shocks and coils? All I've found for a 00 Intrepid is Monroe brand. Are they good? I think I like thier Quick-Strut assembly that comes with both the coil and the strut
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Iv been very happy with my www.brakeperformance.com/ Drilled and slotted rotors.
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Wow, those are some great prices! Thanks!
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If you decide to buy from them pic up ah cheap set of pads to break them in with that's what i did.
They zinc plate the entire rotor not just the parts that don't come in contact with the pads.
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Thanks! Does anyone know about shocks and coils? All I've found for a 00 Intrepid is Monroe brand. Are they good? I think I like thier Quick-Strut assembly that comes with both the coil and the strut
If you want better handling go with the 300M Special stuff, like I said. However you can only get those via a mopar parts dealer.
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If you decide to buy from them pic up ah cheap set of pads to break them in with that's what i did.
They zinc plate the entire rotor not just the parts that don't come in contact with the pads.
Is the concern here that the first pads will get contaminated with plating? Is that a valid concern?
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Is the concern here that the first pads will get contaminated with plating? Is that a valid concern?
Yeah that's what if figured would be the case and i didn't want to possibly ruin my ceramic pads doing it.

Im not positive they would have but i didn't want to risk it.
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I've done the plated rotors thing a number of times, and never had a problem with them contaminating the pads. Just do the standard "take it easy" on the new pads & rotors for a while, and all should be fine.

I've never warped a cross-drilled & slotted rotor on any car ... and I've been trying hard for the ~15-16 years since I started using them.

I also like R1concepts.com for rotors. Great prices; lots of choices (including stock rotors, if you decide to stick with those); great quality.
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R1Concepts has some really good prices!!
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