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Old 07-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Cross-Ventilated Rotors. Worth It?

Are Cross-Ventilated Rotors worth the cost?
I'm about due for pads and because there is a slight vibration from a hot spot on one of the rotors I may replace the rotors rather than turn them.

I often carry large payloads but, more importantly my stopping involves long periods of gentle braking, empty or loaded, rather than hard braking.
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Have you had problems with brake fade?

I would think that anything that will lower braking temperatures would be worthwhile, especially if you spend as much time driving as you do.
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Never faded. Mechanic said the reason for the vibration was that I didn't break-in the last set of pads.
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I often carry large payloads but, more importantly my stopping involves long periods of gentle braking, empty or loaded, rather than hard braking.
Maybe in that case, but I know from road course racing (different use of the brakes, I know), that a lot of people had problems with cross-drilled rotors. I had slotted rotors at one point on the front of one of my cars, but they were more expensive & will eat through pads faster.

Do you have a link to the rotors you were thinking of purchasing?
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Maybe in that case, but I know from road course racing (different use of the brakes, I know), that a lot of people had problems with cross-drilled rotors. I had slotted rotors at one point on the front of one of my cars, but they were more expensive & will eat through pads faster.

Do you have a link to the rotors you were thinking of purchasing?
Dex, my carfixer, installed ceramic pads and new rotors of the stock variety. Everything is working splendidly.
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