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A brake rotor pic request.

Several had suggested the EBC or centric brake rotors, I believe they are either drilled or slotted or both. Could someone here post up a pic or 2 of these rotors along with some contact info or where to buy?
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Do not buy drilled rotors, on an application that seems to have some rotor issues already drilling just reduces mass which means the remaining mass gets HOTTER. The excuses used to push drilled are all outdated anyway, modern pads do not outgass like brakes did a LONG LONG time ago. Things like Porsche and bikes that have drilled rotors do it to reduce weight in rotors that are comparatively huge for the vehicle and have the weight to spare and even then the drilling greatly increases the likelyhood of cracks, Posche lists specs on how ling the cracks can be before replacement is mandatory.

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Drilled rotors (as mentioned) will crack. It just happens. They actually INCREASE the stopping distance as well, so it takes longer to stop. The only real reason to have drilled or slotted rotors is if you are doing something like autocross where they heat up to extreme temperatures constantly. For a daily driver, they are not the way to go, Just stick with those brands but get regular rotors.

rockauto.com has the centric ones
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we just compleated 4 rotors and pads last night all EBC on the 06 impala. I think for the time and money spent it was well worth it.

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Several had suggested the EBC or centric brake rotors, I believe they are either drilled or slotted or both. Could someone here post up a pic or 2 of these rotors along with some contact info or where to buy?
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See page two of this link for a pic....and more info.....



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Thanks for the link. Its been a while since your swap, how ya liking it?
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Drilled rotors (as mentioned) will crack. It just happens. They actually INCREASE the stopping distance as well, so it takes longer to stop. The only real reason to have drilled or slotted rotors is if you are doing something like autocross where they heat up to extreme temperatures constantly. For a daily driver, they are not the way to go, Just stick with those brands but get regular rotors.

rockauto.com has the centric ones

I use Powerstop drilled & slotted rotors. Love them. The rotors are a tad bigger and heavier (and stainless), so they do not suffer from loss of mass and longer stopping, in fact they much shorter. The Powerstops come in a kit with rotor & pads guaranteed to fit as OEM. Love them, will NEVER buy stock rusty turd rotors for the same price again.
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Powerslots lasted half as long as OEM rotors on my GMC Sierra. Hopefully they last longer on the Impala. Combined with the hawk pads, dust was terrible as well. Went back to OEM pads/discs last time and never looked back.

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