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This is a discussion on rotor options? within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I picked up some new hawk hps pads, ss brake lines and fluid. I was looking into getting new slotted ...

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    Registered User ArchangelF16's Avatar
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    rotor options?

    I picked up some new hawk hps pads, ss brake lines and fluid. I was looking into getting new slotted rotors to complete the kit as mine are starting to shudder. So far I've come across Stoptech's Power Slotted and some DBA's. Thoughts?

    -Car is an 06 WRX w/ 60k miles
    -daily driven street use with the occasional auto-x session (where I usually experience fade after a couple runs.)
    -currently stock wheels though probably upgrading to 17x8's later this year
    -$400ish price range
    -looking for improved stopping w/ little noise and better resistance to fade than stock.

    Thanks for the input.
    2004 White WRX (R.I.P.)
    2006 White TR replacement
    1998 V5 Grey STi

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    Registered User c2bcoolwrx's Avatar
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    For most purposes blank rotors are fine (i.e. brembo blanks). Slotted rotors are more for the "look".

    Ok now that is said.... I have been running DBA 4000 Slotted Rotors for about 20K w/Hawk HPS Pads, SS lines, Synthetic Brake Fluid, & MBC. They have been great and much more consistent/confident feel then the stockers for daily driving.

    For the AutoX I run Hawk HP+ pads and I have no fade and it much improved over the stock setup.

    IMHO DBA > Stoptech....The DBAs are made 1mm thicker than the stock brake rotors which aids in heat dissipation.
    Last edited by c2bcoolwrx; 01-25-2009 at 10:07 PM.

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    Moderating on the run! Big Sky WRX's Avatar
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    if your considering doing any track days, I'd spend the extra coin on the DBA's- they make a great rotor

    if your not, in all honesty- any decent rotor (including stockers) will do the trick
    "Simplify and add lightness." - Colin Chapman

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