07-15-2012, 06:39 PM
Are Cross-Ventilated Rotors worth the cost?
I'm about due for pads and because there is a slight vibration from a hot spot on one of the rotors I may replace the rotors rather than turn them.
I often carry large payloads but, more importantly my stopping involves long periods of gentle breaking, empty or loaded, rather than hard breaking.
09-07-2012, 02:45 PM
There is only one reason to ever use or consider cross drilled rotors; to reduce weight.
So if you're requirements are reducing unsprung weight by a few ounces, go for it. If not, you'll get better performance and more heat capacity out of a quality, plain rotor. If you need a flashy rotor, slotted would be the way to go.
For pads, I'm a big fan of Hawk. They were the best for me on the track in a Wilwood caliper, and the LTS is great for trucks on the street. I think they have a more aggressive compound for Toyota truck calipers if you think you need it.
09-07-2012, 11:56 PM
I went with normal rotors and glass pads and the brakes work like before. Fine.
I went with slotted not drilled.
12-07-2012, 07:26 PM
I have cross drilled, slotted rotors up front and they work great. I have also upgrade all 4 pads to Ceramic Kevlar. They last twice as long as regular pads and the rotors dissipate the heat very well when in the mountains.
12-07-2012, 07:32 PM
I have cross drilled, slotted rotors up front and they work great. I have also upgrade all 4 pads to Ceramic Kevlar. They last twice as long as regular pads and the rotors dissipate the heat very well when in the mountains.Really, I'm not being snotty, I'm serious...How do you know?
12-12-2012, 03:07 PM
Based on my testing I have found that slotted rotors sweep the pad and prevents hot spots & pad buildup, pretty much eliminating the dreaded Tundra brake wobble.
12-17-2012, 06:18 PM
I like to listen to Adam Carolla's carcast podcast and twice he has had a guest from a brake company and they recommend standard rotors for most all applications.