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Slotted drilled rotors?

What are the advantages of slotted drilled rotors? Do slotted rotors provide better braking? Not when used for normal street use That’s right. They don’t offer any benefit for street use. Here’s why: Slotted rotors are designed to reduce fade from off-gassing in heavy braking at high speeds for race cars. The slots vent gas that accumulate between the older asbestos brake pads and the rotor. That layer of gas caused brake fade because the pad was no longer in contact with the rotor. Much like tire hydroplaning, brake fade … Read More


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