05-21-2012, 04:09 PM
Has anyone used ATE slotted rotors before and how did they work for you? Im getting really close to having to do front brakes on mine and a local parts house is having a sale on these and its almost to good to pass up.
05-21-2012, 04:33 PM
I dont have slotted but from what I have read, cross drilled are ok on trucks but not slotted. They burn through the pads faster and dont last as long as they are more for race applications. Mine are cross drilled but I cant remember the brand, I had a friend at work pick them up for me along with EBC green stuff pads. I am sure I will end up starting a huge debate with my statement, especially since I am not an expert, but just giving my opinion.
05-21-2012, 05:10 PM
where did you hear about them burning the pads up cause thats the first time ive heard that. I was probably gonna go with some akemono pads.
05-21-2012, 05:18 PM
It was on here somewhere. Someone posted a thread about brakes and with it a link to different rotors and applications. I have no clue in which forum though so I cant really help you out any more than that. Do a search and compare the 2 either on this site or try a google search. The more you read, the better educated your decision will be. Good luck wich ever way you decide.
05-21-2012, 05:23 PM
Thanks i will def do my research on it
05-21-2012, 07:11 PM
Cross-drilled rotors are not appropriate for the typical braking applications of a 5,000lb truck. The only rotor I'd run on my truck would be the Hawk Quiet-Slot or the new Raybestos R-300 rotor (http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=2768602). Here's more: http://www.rockauto.com/info/Raybestos/R300_Rotor_Broch_Final.pdf
05-21-2012, 07:37 PM
yeah ive looked at different brands i was also considering brembro slotted rotors from tire rack for only $180 for the pair but the place selling the ATE are only for $130 for the pair and thats only 20 bucks more than stock style rotors i would buy from the local auto parts store.
05-22-2012, 06:45 AM
I used ATE on my car and was not impressed. The only reason I was okay with it was the price. TireRack charged me only $140 for all four. Their price changed to $65 a piece a couple of months later.
05-23-2012, 09:41 AM
you should try baer rotors. Baer Decela Rotors, Baer DecelaRotors Brake Rotors (http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/Brakes/Baer-Decela-Brake-Rotors?)
05-24-2012, 06:28 AM
At the end of the day, none of these rotors are as good or durable as quality plain rotors. Don't waste your money. Drilled rotors are guaranteed to crack, slotted are essentially worthless for less aggressive pads, and both cannot be resurfaced easily. Plus, you're paying more for less material, and the extra metal is great for soaking up heat from a heavy vehicle.
I noticed a nice increase in performance on the track when I switched from the drilled/slotted rotors the Wilwood kit came with to a plain, vented rotor. More heat capacity meant less fading through quick multi corner section where the initial entry required hard braking from high speed. Easier on my pads, too. I would typically get some minor glazing on the leading edge of the slots, but almost none with the plain rotors.