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This is a discussion on Brake Rotors within the Maintenance, service, and repair forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; I have a 05 STi (daily driver) and looking to replace rotors. Should I go with blanks or drilled? Was ...

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    I have a 05 STi (daily driver) and looking to replace rotors. Should I go with blanks or drilled? Was told drilled would be good for me, since I don't track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orphancrippler View Post
    I have a 05 STi (daily driver) and looking to replace rotors. Should I go with blanks or drilled? Was told drilled would be good for me, since I don't track.
    If you mean drilled could be OK for road use, then yes. I see no advantage to drilled if that's what you meant by "good for me" though. For a strict daily driver I'd look for plain-Jane rotors of OEM or better quality (the OEM is an excellent disc and none of this stuff is cheap though).
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    Drilled rotors can form cracks form around the holes. Slotted rotors may have a benefit, allowing gases to escape hard braking. Solid rotors will do fine for daily driving.
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    If you would see any benefit from drilled and/or slotted rotors on public roadways, you need to reconsider your driving habits. The only reason to have them on a street car is you like the look behind the wheel.

    If you want to decrease stopping distance, you need to look at your tires, as they are the only thing connecting your car to the tarmac.
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