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Old 04-13-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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New Rotors

I've been trying to research this, but can't find the answers I'm looking for.

What size rotors can I use on a stock braking system? Did anything change over the years that prevent me from using rotors that state they're for a pre-2007? Can I use larger rotors without upgrading the calipers?

Thanks for humoring me with the information I'm requesting. I'm wanting to upgrade to some drilled rotors after my near accident on Saturday.

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FWIW, drilled rotors will not stop you any faster than a good quality solid rotor will. In fact the opposite can occur....longer stops as a result of less swepted area. All those little holes can reduce the thermal efficiency of the rotor. If in doubt please read the brake stickies at the top of this page. A quality solid rotor like Brembo, Centric or even a NAPA premium rotor is all that you need. Combine that with a high performance pad and you'll have better braking for a lot less money. Don't forget a complete fluid bleed job as well. In any case, braking/stopping is done by the tires! If your tires are in bad shape or they lock up too easily a switch to high performance brake parts will only make it worse, so evaluate your tire conditions first.
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