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

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Posted by Bill S on November 22, 2000 at 07:30:17:

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

I have stillen's on both 525iTs. The '93 had two rotor changes during warrentee by dealer with oem parts. After warrentee ended the rotors warpped, I installed stillen cross drilled rotors, now have 177K miles same rotors and pads (oem) and this is wifes car, so method of driving has not changed. The '92, my car got first set this month, so don't know if they will last the same. I think they have much better stopping power and have not warpped like OEM rotors

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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