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Finished this project today - rotors are from rotorpros.com - good pricing ($240/set of 4 with painted hubs), quick delivery. Appear to be same quality as OEM, drilling is countersunk, edges are zinc plated, so should stay shiny - no more rusty edges.

Rich is the contact - tell him you saw it on the SSRFanatic website.

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I removed the calipers to swap rotors, and reinstalled and painted the calipers. Decided to keep the red to a minimum, and used black on part of it.

I've done previous jobs with an airbrush, but the masking is a pain - just used the Duplicolor brake paint kit with a brush - worked fine. My wife was a little concerned about a grown man laying on the floor painting silly parts when there was yard work to be done. :lol :lol

Rotors came prepainted at the price.

Pads are stock. One little tip - the back rotors come off easier if the handbrake is off.

Did have to change one thing - the rotors are directional, and I had initially installed the rear rotors on the wrong side - changed it after taking the photo, luckily while the truck was still on blocks.


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Looks Great

Nice Job, and thanks for the hand brake tip,LOL About the yard work,----anybody can do yard work. BUT it takes an artist to lay on his back and paint brake parts. :thumbs
 
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I have the same rotors on mine. You will not see the painted hubs with the stock wheels. At least on mine I can not see any of the hub. Good quaility rotors thou. I have had them on for over two months now, over 3000 miles. They look Good, just do not see a whole lot of them with the big wheel centers. :ssr :thumbs :flag :seeya


I did not buy mine with the painted hubs. I am not planning to change wheels. $40less tha way ;)
 

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Hopefully the next photos will be with the new wheels - if all goes well, they are to arrive approx May 18th - hub is a lot smaller than the stock wheel, so the rotors and calipers will be more open.

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Hi Ray, I figured yours would be. Just wanted to let people know need not to spend extra money for the painted hubs if useing the stock wheels. The ole picture is worth a bunch of words. :lol :lol :rolleyes: :thumbs :flag :seeya
 

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Has anyone figured out why the stock wheel was designed with such a humongous hub????

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20's all around?

Hey Mike,
Love your Boyd smoothies! Did they install 20" on all four? I was told by Vintique that 20" was too close for the front and recommended 18".
They( Vintique) have a relly cool set of billet solid smoothies with powder coated center, polished rim and baby moons.
Please let me know.

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53wanab said:
Hey Mike,
Love your Boyd smoothies! Did they install 20" on all four? I was told by Vintique that 20" was too close for the front and recommended 18".
They( Vintique) have a relly cool set of billet solid smoothies with powder coated center, polished rim and baby moons.
Please let me know.

Craig
I sent you a pm! here's a pic of the front tire&rim, rear tire& rim and the old&new side by side and profile :flag
 

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Rotor Replacement

Flassh said:
Hopefully the next photos will be with the new wheels - if all goes well, they are to arrive approx May 18th - hub is a lot smaller than the stock wheel, so the rotors and calipers will be more open.

Ray
Flassh, anything further to report on the new rotors? Any pictures with the stock wheels?

THanks....
 

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Several questions on this these rotors. First of all the Flassh your setup looks great. Now guys my questions.

1. Will putting on new rotors by a competent shop void the warranty?
2. Do the drilled rotors make it stop better?
3. Will this interfere with my ABS system.
4. The 2006 I believe has larger rotors am I correct? Will that be a problem?
5. Do you have to send them your rotors or are these new?
 

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The drilled/slotted rotors are identical to the stock rotors, down to the same casting numbers. Rotor Pros drills, slots, and paints (if requested) before shipping. My local dealer didn't have any issue with them. They are new, not rebuilt, no core needed.

I installed them myself in about 15 minutes/corner. Two bolts on each caliper, lift the caliper, remove the stock rotor, install the new one, reinstall the caliper. You should do it with a torque wrench. I have the torque settings from the manual if you need them.

The biggest advantage is that the rotors are zinc coated, and don't show any rust on the venting area.

I can't tell you they work any better. Anything I read on drilled/slotted rotors says they vent better, and stay cooler.

They are identical to stock, so no issue with the ABS system.

I will check GM's parts book to see if the 06 rotor is different. Hope not - I had intended to switch them to the 06 and return the 03 to stock. Guess I'll find out then.

As requested by parothed, following are a couple of photos.
 

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Brake Caliper Upgrade!

I'm looking for a brake caliper upgrade with a little better braking system, can't find anything that fit's SSR only Trailblazer and then they ask for the wheel size, since ours is larger will they work?
Looking at SSBC calipers. They look awsome!

GR
 

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