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    Default new brake rotors

    Hey gang, I am in the market for some new brake rotors. Is there any particular reason I shouldnt go with cross drilled and slotted??

    You can go to brake and get an idea of the range of rotors they sell.

    The also carry premium slotted and dimpled rotors.

    You all give me your opinions.

    2003 Silverado 1500 5.3L Ext. Cab. Stepside.
    Pretty much factory for right now.:grrrrrr:


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    Went it was time to do my brake's,I went with SSBC Stainless Steel Slotted Rotor's & Hawk H.P. Ceramic Pads and Russell's SS Brake Lines.This setup now has been a Huge Improvement over the Stock Brake setup.IMO you don't need cross Drilled Rotors.This 4 Rotor & Brake pad setup I picked up at Summit Racing.
    Last edited by 99'HEARTBEAT; 12-23-2009 at 01:38 PM.


    5.3 l 3.73 l G80

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    i know that alot of cheaper cross drilled rotor crack after a while. slotted are alot better IMO and are a good upgrade.
    1997 K1500 Silverado 4X4. Black Exterior, grey/black interior. 35X12.50X15 wheels and rubber, ProComp 6inch lift 6 shocks in the front 2 in the rear, 3 inch body lift, a few cosmetic mods. Nothing major. Custom leather interior, and stereo upgrade is the future mods.

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    so cross drilled is prolly a no go then. I will prolly just get the slotted rotors, i think they are cheaper anyway.

    Thanks for the opinions and keep em coming.


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    Dec 2009
    Las Vegas Nv


    Quote Originally Posted by 03 Black Sunshine View Post
    so cross drilled is prolly a no go then. I will prolly just get the slotted rotors, i think they are cheaper anyway.

    Thanks for the opinions and keep em coming.

    Don't have any experience on trucks, but for my previous car, we usually went with a dual set up. The slotted is good for keeping the face of the brake pad clean and the drill allowed better venting of the waste gasses generated after high speed runs. In google search type in DBA rotors and the first listing should be for a site They make premium rotors (can be quite pricey) but they're great quality and performance when paired with the right brake pads for the right application. Only issue would be finding a vendor here stateside that deals with trucks, but good luck

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    Very Good Upgrade IMO

    '96 K1500, 5.7
    6" RCD
    35" Toyo M/T On 16" Black Raceline Raptors
    4.56 Yukon Gears w/ TruTrac Rear
    S&B CAI
    Dual Flowmaster 40's
    Camo Wet Okoles
    Line-X Bedliner

    NW BlackDiamond Edition

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    I put Power Slot rotors on Front and rear with perf pads and upgraded to steel lines. BIG difference in stopping power and shortened distance. Highly recommend the brake upgarde.

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