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Re: Cross-drilled, slotted, or stock? (archive)

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Posted by Jeff N. on November 21, 2000 at 18:11:31:

In Reply to: Cross-drilled, slotted, or stock? posted by doug on November 21, 2000 at 17:58:18:

I have had ATE Powerdisks on my 90 535 for about 2 years and have been very happy with them. I can't really tell you if they work better because I replaced the stock disks within a month after I purchased the car. They were both warped and worn and had to go.

The brakes on this car are already very good for a street purposes. Going to an improved rotor will help of course...the real question is if you plan to put the car on the track or not..

IMO, for street use, I would get the slotted disks before drilled disks only because I would think they would be less subseptible to warping.

Good luck!

90 535iM Sharked and Slotted :)

I am curious about the different types of brake drums available and if they make a whole lot of difference for non-racing driving (normal driving). I want to make my car as safe as I can and spending a some extra money to do so really doesn't bother me.

Cross-drilled, slotted, drilled and slotted...I know they help dissipate heat and water and should reduce fade if in situations of heavy, extended braking periods (mountain driving), but what about pad life and do I really gain that much improvement?

What about drilled vs slotted vs drilled and slotted? Any comments, suggestions, brand recommendations?


'95 525ia

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