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    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRC View Post
    So I guess the verdict is to get plain rotors because they are cheaper and because there is no benefit with slotted rotors and drilled can actually be worse because they crack easier?

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    FWIW, I have Hawk HPS pads (along the same lines as the StopTechs you're looking at), ATE SuperBlue fluid, StopTech SS brake lines, and OEM blank rotors. I've autoX'd a few times with this setup, and I drove all day long with zero brake fade. Braking feel and stopping power was a night and day difference over stock. My only complaint is the HPS pads, which dust a lot, but that's not too big of a deal for me, just extra cleaning when I wash the car.

    My father in law runs those StopTech pads on his Miata (he has the StopTech Miata BBK) and loves them. He's a huge StopTech fan.
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    Re: Stoptech Stage 2 brake kit

    I talked to one of the kns brakes guy and they told me if I was going to track my car that I should get the dbs T2 slotted so I did that he gave me a nice discount because I am also a me member of nasioc.. Pretty Mich spent the same money as the stop tech kit but the rotors are better from what he said.

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    Not to knock KNS' integrity by any means, but they are in the brakes business. Of course they'll recommend a top-of-the-line rotor. If you were actually tracking the car, sure, I would probably ante up for the dbs rotors, but tracking a car and AutoX are quite different.

    Tracking involves prolonged high speeds; autoX is relatively low-speed, short runs with time to cool in between runs. I still don't think you need anything other than blanks, but it's your car.

    IIRC, my autoX instructor used OEM blanks on his bugeye wagon, and it was a dedicated autoX car.
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    Re: Stoptech Stage 2 brake kit

    Keep in mind.. The brake hear generated by stopping from 100 to 30 is monstrous compared to stopping from 30 to 0. Bigger rotors aren't a bad thing, but the blanks on mine held up pretty well to some serious abuse.

    I would go to a bbk before getting different rotors most likely. For auto cross, I would actually recommend gyrodisks to take some weight off in exchange
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    Re: Stoptech Stage 2 brake kit

    Yeah I know I actually plan on tracking my car. Not just auto x plus the slots look cool too lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Yep. Most drilled rotors are just that...drilled, which kills the structural integrity. It leads to cracking through the multiple heat cycles that rotors are subjected to.

    That being said...many of the higher end cars you see with them (such as Porsche) use cast rotors where the rotors are formed with the holes in them, making them stronger.

    That also being said...I have drilled rotors on my STI simply cause I love the look, and I don't do any tracking or intense driving, so I won't be subjected to near as much use that causes damage.
    Ah, ok cool. I thought I read that somewhere. Cast sounds awesome....and expensive. The drilled rotors do look cool, but the looks of the ones he posted are growing on me too.

    Quote Originally Posted by SubaruWRC View Post
    I talked to one of the kns brakes guy and they told me if I was going to track my car that I should get the dbs T2 slotted so I did that he gave me a nice discount because I am also a me member of nasioc.. Pretty Mich spent the same money as the stop tech kit but the rotors are better from what he said.
    That's cool he was able to give you a discount. They know their stuff for sure and I plan on going to them when I upgrade mine. I also want something good enough for the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    For auto cross, I would actually recommend gyrodisks to take some weight off in exchange
    Are girodisc's compatible with WRXs? I thought they were STI fitment only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Are girodisc's compatible with WRXs? I thought they were STI fitment only.
    If not Girodisk, there are plenty of other 2-piece rotor manufacturers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    If not Girodisk, there are plenty of other 2-piece rotor manufacturers.
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    I've cracked a set of VERY high $$$ Rotora drilled rotors on the track.... they aren't supposed to crack.. and they did anyway.

    My slotted rotors have been on the car for years now... no problems.

    As far as fluid is concerned..... I have boiled the lines on the track when I had the system filled with Motul. Since then I have used ATE Super Blue with no problems... much better IMO.
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    Re: Stoptech Stage 2 brake kit

    What kind of slotted rotors do you use ninefourteener?

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