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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-23-2011, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Brakes again My Bad

I need to order new rotors and I want to go with cross drilled slotted, I am hoping to hear who has already done this that can point me in the direction of what brand is good and who to avoid!!

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I did this and i enjoyed them for a while...but they lasted me less than 2 years and i am going back to regular stock brakes.

hope this helps you out with your decision, next time ill go drilled only.
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Older thread but it's been awhile since I hung out. Here's the thread on my experience with Bendix slotted and drilled rotors, along with Bendix CT-3 pads:

https://www.dodgeintrepid.net/showthread.php?t=72116


Long story short, I was very happy with the results - MUCH better performance - and they lasted as long as the OEMs did ...

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I did this and i enjoyed them for a while...but they lasted me less than 2 years and i am going back to regular stock brakes.

hope this helps you out with your decision, next time ill go drilled only.
Just under 2 years sounds like a pretty good run...unless you're putting on some really low mileage per year.

I'm in agreement for the drilled only. The slotted/drilled rotors are mostly for show IMO. NAPA Performance rotors which I previously used on the 2002 R/T have gone up dramatically in price. Almost double and they were slotted only.

The Bendix ceramic CT3 pads are highly recommended though. Low dust.

What I have now on the 2000 R/T were supposed to be R1 rotors according to the previous owner. Can't confirm that. He claimed there were ceramic pads on there also but judging by the brake dust that builds up quickly so I'm going to say they're plain organic or semi-metallics.

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Slotted and or Drilled Rotors are used in racing applications. Although I can not recall both being used on the same rotor on any legit race car (not street legal at all) I have seen them drilled, or just slotted. The Can Am cars use slottled Rotors.


I have R1 Concepts 300m PHP front rotors and regular rotors in the back. All four are drilled.slotted. I can say the brakes do run much cooler when used hard. After several trips in several cars with and without these rotors up and down the mountains around here I have noticed the temp difference.

For everyday driving, the drilled/slotted is really only a look. To actually use the benefits of the rotor you would need to do some spirited driving and I don't mean a quick run for like 5 minutes.

FWIW, I have had my rear R1 Rotors on my car for well over 5 years with no major issues. And besides the normal rust on the rotors from living near the beach I did not see much accelerated wear as I expected from said rotors. I have also never had ANY warpage what so ever on either front set or my rears even after AutoX, Run on Road Atlanta, and the otherwise spirited driving I do myself.


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Our highways here are relatively open and radar detectors are legal, so spirited driving occurs, a lot lol
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Our highways here are relatively open and radar detectors are legal, so spirited driving occurs, a lot lol
Well, Highway driving does not use the brakes like mountain or track use where the brakes do not get a extended cool down period. Hence why extra cooling abilities is helpful.
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The rotors will help with fade-out during long braking maneuvers - at least mine did. Going from 80-90 down to 20 was very even with the new rotors.
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Well, Highway driving does not use the brakes like mountain or track use where the brakes do not get a extended cool down period. Hence why extra cooling abilities is helpful.
I do want to go on road trips and rip thru mountain passes in bc, or northern ontario. SK sucks when it comes to roads.. flat open and straight, tho you can do high speed runs when you can see the police miles in advance
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