IMHO both slotted and drilled rotors are a cheep way for optimizing the
Both actions weaking the structure of the original.
Better is to convert to vented rotors, which will need different callipers
Pure for the race track performance drilled or slotted rotors may be
effective, but special care should be applied for extra wear to the pads and
For normal better braking performance I would not take the risk.
For what it is worth...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Howard" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Mgs] crossed drilled brake rotors
> I have never understood how they would have much advantage. For
> cooling, yes, there is additional metal exposed to air, but then the air
> within the small holes would be pretty much dead air within the holes,
> not being exchanged much for cooling, and if the purpose were to
> dissipate vapors from the hot pads, the vapors would be trapped in the
> holes during the time they were being clamped by the pads. .
> There is a firm advertising slotted rotors. These would appear to
> have advantage, in that they could allow the vapors to squirt out the
> slots and to allow dissipation of steam if the rotors and pads were wet.
> How do slotted compare to drilled?
> Could you write more about these topics?
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