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Old 03-14-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
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Opinion on brake rotors

What do you guys recommend for brake rotors, cross drilled/slotted or OEM? Ive heard the cross drilled eat up pads and are noisy. Is that so?

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Old 03-14-2020, 09:42 PM   #2
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I have used this kit from Detroit Axle many times and have had great results.

https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Axle-...Dodge+Ram+1500

Now, when it comes to what parts are purchased and installed it all depends on your driving habits. Are you nice and easy on the skinny pedal and easy on the brakes or are you a spirited driver at the stop lights and aggressive with both pedals?

Do you do any type of racing? Drag, roll racing, autocross, etc?

You are correct that drilled and slotted rotors are harder on the brake pads. Drilled and slotted rotors do stop better and they dissipate heat way better than a standard vented rotor. On the 3rd Gen Ram 1500's I have installed drilled and slotted rotors I have seen the brake pad life decreased by about 20% versus a stock pad and rotor.

Overall, the decision to use drilled and slotted rotors is an easy one for me. If you have a stock truck and are an easy driver then a stock style rotor and quality pad will provide excellent service for you. If you are an aggressive driver or have performance modifications on your truck that make more power then I suggest the drilled and slotted rotors. Here is the kit I use quite a bit.

https://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Axle-...Dodge+Ram+1500
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Use an OE style rotor. Even with all my power the factory brakes are enough stopping power for now
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Power Stop…..best brakes on the market in my personal opinion....I have them on virtually all of my vehicles....been running them for 10 years or better, never had a problem with their products....cross drilled rotors don't really "eat" pads anymore than normal rotors - the holes really don't make much, if any, contact with the pads. They are more for releasing heat than anything. Slotted ones on the other hand can, as they make a lot of contact with the pads. Baer makes some really good rotors/pads also. Let me know if I can help in any way. Our company has a discount for Hemi Truck Club members...
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:21 PM   #5
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I have used the Power stop kits on many different vehicles and they seem to hold up very well, They are not noisy unless braking hard. Rotors seem to hold up from rust well also. I am not sure if they stop the vehicles any better but they do last and do not stop any worse.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:15 PM   #7
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Personally I like to run drilled rotors and a moderate street performance pad like Brembo. I tend to be an aggressive driver but I need something that works good when cold. Some slotted rotors make noise as does certain pads usually the extreme performance/race stuff thats designed for high heat.
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Using the Z36 Extreme complete on all four corners package here: rotors, calipers and pads - but I drive like a 95 year old woman so anything would work for me .

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Not to confuse the question, I suggest a upgrade mastercylinder as the foundation for true high performance brakes whether speaking of hauling a heavy load or just hauling ***. Hydroboost out performs the traditional vacuum boost mastercylinder. And are found on HD diesels and a few factory high performance cars.
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Not to confuse the question, I suggest a upgrade mastercylinder as the foundation for true high performance brakes whether speaking of hauling a heavy load or just hauling ***. Hydroboost out performs the traditional vacuum boost mastercylinder. And are found on HD diesels and a few factory high performance cars.
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