Are cross drilled and slotted rotors better?

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Are cross drilled and slotted rotors better?

Given the choice between drill holes and slots, the drill holes will give you better braking power over slots for normal city/highway driving. This is why high end BMW, Porsche, Corvette, and Mercedes rotors are drilled, not slotted. However, for track racing (high speed stops), slotted rotors are the better choice.

How long do cross drilled and slotted rotors last?

between 25,000 to 35,000 miles
On average, you can expect to replace your slotted and drilled rotors between 25,000 to 35,000 miles.

Why drilled rotors are bad?

While drilled rotors have a lot to recommend them, they can wear unevenly and may develop cracks when used in racing vehicles due to the heat and temperature extremes of a race.

What are the best drilled and slotted rotors?

The Best Brake Rotor

  1. Best Choice: Maxim OE Spec Ceramic Brake Kit.
  2. Premier (High-End) Top Pick: EBC OEM Rotor Brake Kit.
  3. EBC Sport Rotors.
  4. StopTech Slotted Brake Rotors.
  5. EBC Ultimax Slotted Rotors.
  6. Power Stop Cross Drilled and Slotted Rotors.
  7. EBC OEM Replacement Rotors.
  8. StopTech SportStop Drilled & Slotted Brake Rotor.

What’s the best brake pads to use with drilled and slotted rotors?

Ceramic pads work fine on cross drill slotted rotors. Metallic pads will work just as well, up to a point. Ceramic pads tend to last longer than metallic pads and score the rotors less. Under extreme braking conditions, a ceramic pad will dissipate heat and cool down faster than a metallic pad.

Does O’Reilly Auto turn rotors?

Maintain your vehicle’s brakes with the help of the parts professionals at O’Reilly. Not only do we carry the best replacement brake system parts, including pads, rotors, calipers, and more, we can also resurface brake rotors and drums for a small fee at most of our locations.

Do cross drilled rotors make noise?

When braking, cross-drilled and slotted rotors tend to make noise. A small popping noise is normal, as this is the sound of the pad going over the slots/holes. Unless you have full race brakes, a squealing sound is not normal.

Do slotted rotors make clicking noise?

Slotted rotors will click and there is nothing you can do about it. If you don’t like the noise go back to blanks.

Are drilled discs worth it?

Drilled discs can cool down quicker than standard discs due to the increase in surface area. They also allow for quick expulsion of the gases, meaning you won’t experience brake fade as quickly as you would on standard discs.

Can you use ceramic brake pads with drilled and slotted rotors?

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