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Old March 24th, 2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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Cross Drilled vs Slotted vs CD+Slotted

I've been checking on information on what types of rotors to get. I saw the racingbrake "hybrids" and like them. However, cost is an issue as always. What is other peoples experiences with the following brands:

Rotora

Racing Brake

Powerslot

and any others that are out for our cars?


I found a small website that has a little write up on the type and such.
http://www.deepstaged.net/stop_it.htm
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I love my RBs
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Old March 24th, 2004, 07:55 PM   #3
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I am doing the same research. From past experience and from what I have read, I have ordered the stoptech slotted rotors, with axxis ultimate pads.

Here is what brought me to this conclustion:

Cross drilled are mainly for racing. They allow for gases that build up to escape the quickest. The problem with cross drilled are that they are prone to cracking. The drilling destroys the metal molecule bonds. There are rotors that have the holes actually cast into them...but they are rare and very expensive.

Slotted brakes provide nearly the same performance as the cross-drilled brakes without the cracking problems. But they do not cool as fast as the cross drilled.

Slotted and dimpled seem to be the newest thing out. They are a hybrid of the cross drilled and slotted rotors, combining the best of both worlds. Not to many companies are offering this set-up, which leads me to believe that its just a gimic.

Pads? There are so many out there its hard to say what to go with. I have axxis pads on my vette and love them. They last for ever, stop hard and dont fade. I use them on the track and street. No complaints.

I used cross-drilled rotors on my first vette for a season, but they began to have hairline fractures. Switched to slotted for my new vette, been going strong for 2 seasons.

Hope this helps. I will post a review as soon as I receive and install my stoptech order.
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The RB rotors are not just drilled blanks... Their cross drills are cast.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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^ what he said. The RB rotors are designed from the onset to be cross drilled and slotted, so cracking wont be such on issue with them. Like all cross drilled, they will crack eventually, but thats about the same point in time you need new rotors from wear anyways.

I used to use powerslots until I got these RB rotors. Never going back to anything else from now on.
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Thanks a bunch. I will start checking on prices and such. I have a dealer from AccordTuner.com who I've been using. Is there anyone else you can recommend to go price shopping?
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Old April 17th, 2004, 07:12 AM   #7
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Are the R B rotors available for the 6 speed?
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The RBs are available. My contact can get me powerslots for $160 for front and rear. I will reverify if needed.

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I just realalized I work about 2 minutes from where Racing Bake is located. Does anyone have the Racing Brake part numbers for the fronts?
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Are the R B rotors available for the 6 speed?
According to the V6P group by and RB's website the rotors are only available for the autos.
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I just got a email from RB and they say june for the fronts for a 6 speed.
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I have an i4 manual and the Stock rotors were warped in 3 months, I replaced them with slotted PowerSlot rotors and 8 months later they are
now warped.. I know exactly when it happened and I was not stopping
all that hard at all.
Is there just an issue with the weight and lack of disk breaks on the rear with my model of car?

can anyone tell me off-hand if any of the rotors mentioned aboved will work for the fronts on my i4 Sedan?

Thanks in advance.
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I have an i4 manual and the Stock rotors were warped in 3 months, I replaced them with slotted PowerSlot rotors and 8 months later they are
now warped.. I know exactly when it happened and I was not stopping
all that hard at all.
Is there just an issue with the weight and lack of disk breaks on the rear with my model of car?

can anyone tell me off-hand if any of the rotors mentioned aboved will work for the fronts on my i4 Sedan?

Thanks in advance.
It also could be your pads; Honda is replacing our stock front pads for free because they were too abrasive and warped our rotars.
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Can you reccomend some good, Higher performance pads?
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Can you reccomend some good, Higher performance pads?
Yes, I recomend Hawk pads. They are everything OE pads are plus more; and they affordable. There are better brands but they cost a lot more (ie. Spoon)

Iam not sure if Hawk has made applications for the Accords yet though, they are availble for the manuals.
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If C+D is prone to cracking then why do OEM like Porsche put them on stock? Are they aware theyre going to crack and just replace them when they need?
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www.streetrays.com, still has em.
plus dude ^ you need to read the post carefully, someone already clarified all of that.
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I know people say Hawk pads are good, but what about AXXIS pads?

http://www.rpmmotoring.com/store/par...ar=24&make=12&

How do they compare to Hawk pads?
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If C+D is prone to cracking then why do OEM like Porsche put them on stock? Are they aware theyre going to crack and just replace them when they need?
porsche doesn't put that cross drilled and slotted garbage on their cars.

their rotors are cross cast.
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Quote:
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I know people say Hawk pads are good, but what about AXXIS pads?

http://www.rpmmotoring.com/store/par...ar=24&make=12&

How do they compare to Hawk pads?
Check out the articles on brakes at http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/tech/...omponents.html very good reads.

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I have the axxis ulimates on my car, combined with the slotted stoptech rotors. No more warping, no more shakes, just smooth as glass- very strong stopping. I absolutly love the setup. The only downfall I see with the pads is that they are very dirty. My rims look like hell after a week of driving. The nice thing is, the brake dust comes off with a wet cloth- easy. I had hawks on my lude and loved them, but they seemed to wear out faster than OEM, this was to be expected- they stopped much better. Cant speak for the life of the axxis pads as of yet, I have only had them on for about 600 miles. According to Axxis, the pads should last as long as OEM, we shall see with time!
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Check out the articles on brakes at http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/tech/...omponents.html very good reads.

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Thanks for the link!

blu6speed: Are your stoptech rotors 300mm? And how much were they? Thanks.
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I paid like 115 per rotor for the fronts, 80 for each of the rears. The pads were 60 for the fronts, and 30 for the back. With shipping, taxes etc etc, I beleive the total bill was right around 500 bucks. I had to order directly from stoptech, the rotors and pads are so new to the market, no one had them in stock. I am usually willing to wait to save a buck or to, but I was so fed up with the warping I bit the bullet. I dont regret it one bit!
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I paid like 115 per rotor for the fronts, 80 for each of the rears. The pads were 60 for the fronts, and 30 for the back. With shipping, taxes etc etc, I beleive the total bill was right around 500 bucks. I had to order directly from stoptech, the rotors and pads are so new to the market, no one had them in stock. I am usually willing to wait to save a buck or to, but I was so fed up with the warping I bit the bullet. I dont regret it one bit!
Do you have any pics?
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Sure do, I'll post them within the next day or so.
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u two 6speed are whoring up the whole thread..











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I have SP performance dimpled and slotted and i love them but check out the T.A.S. AUTOPARTS site by the way the 03 accord uses the same rotor as the 02 V6 and the pads from 02 will work also just a little FYI
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rb rotors with hawk or axxis mm
or
aem bbk

which is a better setup??

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