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I have asked this before and was hoping someone on the forum has made the plunge. I am speaking about the drilled and slotted rotors from rotorpros on ebay. they look sharp and have a good reputation but do they work with the existing ceramic pads? How much are they per wheel? For an entire SSR set? They should do a lot more than improve the looks and their products do cool down the brakes.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...em=7947805080&category=33564#ebayphotohosting
 

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Haven't seen a reply from anyone using them either. Trying to understand why their product is 25% of the Italia rotors - can there be that much difference in quality.???

When I checked their feedback, it is very positive, with a lot of their business coming from high end products like Vettes, and Ford Lightnings. Seems like a great value, and I'm mostly after the appearance, but on the other hand, I don't want to tear into my truck if the replacement rotors are going to explode on me.

Anyone with solid information?

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I have ordered a set, I will get them wendsday but I am not putting them on yet I am chroming my calipers. As soon as I do i will let you know.
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Ken: Love your rocket tail lights by the way! Bet they look a lot better in person. Rich just got back to me on the price and it looks good for the entire set. Are you getting new pads too? Mine are only one year old and I hate to get rid of perfectly good working ceramic pads. Are you still going with the ceramic since they don't emit that nasty black dust like the other types? If not, what type and brand of pads do you plan on using?
 

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Ken: The seller of the rotors advised not using ceramic pads on these rotors because of premature wear they will cause on the drilled and slotted type of rotors. He recommended Semi Metallic pads. Do they emit the dreaded black break dust?
 

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Just answered my own question. Semi-Metallics will emit brake dust. I plan on styaying with the ceramic pads that came with my SSR and the stock rotors.
 

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Hey, Cruzned

Having a little trouble with the concern about premature wear. The holes and slots should be chamfered, which would make them lower than the brake surface. The result should be to have less swept area, but unless the material is lower quality (softer) than the stock rotors, I'm surprised that wear would be a major factor.

I'll try to contact Rotorpros to get more info from them - let me know if you get any more info - still like the looks of the drilled rotors.



Ken, pretty impressed with the work you've done when it comes to modifications - is it possible to evaluate the quality of the material on the Rotorpros - I'll go with your recommendations.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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I agree with you Flash! They look so cool and definately fit the budget for me. I hope there is a solution so I can get them without having to deal with brake dust. One of my co-workers has a BMW and has drilled and slotted chrome rotors and ceramic pads. He says no problem, but then again, the manufacturer says they will wear out fast if you use the cermaics on slotted rotors. Who do I believe?
 

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cruzned,
Thanks, I am not a good photographer I think they do look a lot better
in person they are out of a 50 pontiac. I am going to try and pick Rich's brain on these things when I see him if I learn anymore I will share.
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Ken,

Did you get the rotors from Rotorpro - if so, what's your opinion of the quality?? Price is pretty good.

You had indicated you were getting the calipers chromed. Would appreciate a performance report once you have them installed.
 

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cruzned said:
I have asked this before and was hoping someone on the forum has made the plunge. I am speaking about the drilled and slotted rotors from rotorpros on ebay. they look sharp and have a good reputation but do they work with the existing ceramic pads? How much are they per wheel? For an entire SSR set? They should do a lot more than improve the looks and their products do cool down the brakes.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...em=7947805080&category=33564#ebayphotohosting
I chromed my calipers and put the drilled and slotted rotors on. It looks better in person, the detail is lost in the photo. No performance notice but I don't run it that hard. It would show much better with a smaller hubed wheel. maybe thats next. 22's and 24's ?
 

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Ken,

How hard a job was it to install the Pontiac tail lights? Just that one mod alone is a major improvement in the back end look! :cool
 

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Ken,

How hard a job was it to install the Pontiac tail lights? Just that one mod alone is a major improvement in the back end look! :cool
It not that bad you have to make a new housing and they bolt right in. there are a lot of different styles that will fit
 
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