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I'm trying to decide whether to buy Brembo OEM replacement rotors or a quality aftermarket rotor. I've been using aftermarket rotors for years and never had any issues, infact I kinda like the fact that they are disposable, they are so cheap these days I can just through them out and get new ones.

The brembo rotors are twice the price, will I notice the difference?
 

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I don't know about the Brembos but the stock ones (if you're mildly upgraded) should work fine.

Think about it, if the stock ones were good enough to pass DOT standards, they can't be that bad. Now if you are moderately modified, go auto-xing or road race, then the after market is the place to go. See if Brembo or any other company you're interested in differs from the materials they use in thier discs than from the OEM ones.

Whatever you do, DON'T get the Stillen ones... they're crap. I have them and I hate them.... AND their metal-matrix pads!
 
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i just bought some brembo rotrs off of ebay through this company called etopline thats in canada. Whole new set of rotors cost like 210 and then 50 shipping and handling. I got em a while ago and they look pretty sweet. too bad i dont know how to put them on and replace brake pads yet... But brembo cross drilled is totaly the way to go(as far as i know so far) Good rotors made in italy made to dissipate heat a bit faster and give a little more pad bite.
 

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Brembo is still available.

Look at the cheap rotors from 935. They are so cheap, you can change them with your brake pads!
 

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Brembo DID stop manufacturing rotors for our cars....BUT, they made SO FRIGGEN MANY of them there is no use to make any more....i am guessing a couple of thousand sets are just in warehouses somewhere.

I have the brembo rotors, Stillen cross drilled them for me. Very high quality rotor. The vents in the rotor are far bigger and more deep that the stock counterparts too.

here are mine:



by the way, if you order the Brembo rotors from stillen, you get FREE brake pads!


and my ebay SS teflon coated lines:


The only parts i havent put on my car.....well that is the rotors, rebuilt brake calipers and the pads and SS teflon coated brake lines...and DOT 4 fluid LOL...

-Jonathan
 

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If it's an OE replacement part it doesn't matter, they all are they same and drilled stock rotors are just for looks. If you want better brakes get bigger brakes.
 

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cross drilling and/or slotting helps fight brake fade.

of course there are dissadvantages with cutting out bits of metal....a weaker rotor is left...but if you have a stronger metal it really doesnt matter.



-Jonathan
 

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A better race worthy pad will do more for reducing brake fade than any OE replacement rotor could even come close to doing.
 

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simann said:
Brembo DID stop manufacturing rotors for our cars....BUT, they made SO FRIGGEN MANY of them there is no use to make any more....i am guessing a couple of thousand sets are just in warehouses somewhere.

I have the brembo rotors, Stillen cross drilled them for me. Very high quality rotor. The vents in the rotor are far bigger and more deep that the stock counterparts too.


and my ebay SS teflon coated lines:


The only parts i havent put on my car.....well that is the rotors, rebuilt brake calipers and the pads and SS teflon coated brake lines...and DOT 4 fluid LOL...

-Jonathan
^ Jonathan, are those Goodridge ss brake hoses? Mine didn't have blue color metal "bushings/hose bracket retainers" <(can't think what to call them) over the lines but instead the same color as the fitting ends.
I want the blue ones.
~ mike
 

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i find drilled rotor's to be the best ( pending on how you are going to use em)


but for all around street and the auto x and raceing here and there drilling is the best

sloted are good but eat pad's and give off alot of heat recomend race pad but our rotor's are to small to be used like that

drilling you get better stoping power and less chance to fade

but if you mean to your brakes and such they just might crack so you can't buy cheep


i got set of kvr drilled rotor's and umm there the only one that has warrtty wiht drilled rotor's

they all so use high sicone rotor

i am thinking that they have better rotor then bermbo
 

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simann said:
cross drilling and/or slotting helps fight brake fade.

of course there are dissadvantages with cutting out bits of metal....a weaker rotor is left...but if you have a stronger metal it really doesnt matter.



-Jonathan
well here is some facts.

As with everything else in life. It is tradeoffs.

RACE cars CROSSDRILL brake rotors for REDUCED rotational mass. Of course that SAME mass is what helps dissipate the heat that is created by the break pads. Less mass means more possibility of rotor warpage and just flat out overheating the rotors. Of course we all know how dispossable parts are in a race car ;)

As for slotted/x-drilled rotors for steet use. Absolutely worthless.
 

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carving away the rotor will lose you brake surface area

invest in good pads and cryo treated OEM rotors
 

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I decided to go with quality aftermarket rotors and KVR pads, the rotors were $30 each from my parts connection, less than half the price of the OEM replacement Brembo's. At this price I can change the rotors every time I change the pads. The quality of these rotors looks really good, I think they are made by Altrum. I just couldn't justify spending 2-3 times more for Brembo's, had I purchased cross drilled I would have spent 4-5 times this price and without the ability to machine the rotors between pad changes it would have been more difficult still.
 
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