Re: 99 GT Front brake upgrade
Rodney Brown wrote:
> Are the slotted disks worth the extra money? We were looking into a brake
> problem and found the rotor was broken! The wheel lug plate had separated
> from the disk part.
> Anyway, we now need new disks, pads, etc. We certainly want to go with a
> dustless pad.
Slots and drilling are simply for looks. They
actually decreases overall braking effectiveness by
decreasing rotor surface are. It's the same efeect as
using a small disc.
Go with a smooth surface and ventilated disc, and
get a quality pad.
The best street pads are ceramic, because they are
very quiet, and very low dust. But they are not always
the best performing pad.
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