Cadillac Escalade, EXT and ESV Forum - 1999 - 2006 Discussion, Brake rotors which to get in Cadillac Escalade Forums; Ok I am in need of new brake rotors soon on the rear axle(maybe new pads)
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If you're making consecutive high speed stops, or towing down long hills, you might benefit from slotted rotors. There's really no benefit to the weight savings of cross drilled rotors on a in a full size SUV. Also, realize that the more slots, dimples, and/or holes in the rotors, the less surface area there is. Which means braking force will be REDUCED.
Solid or slotted rotors, and some performance ceramic pads would be the best way to go.
Also, if you're changing the rotors, you NEED to install new pads.
Have you considered just getting the stock rotors turned (resurfaced)? Had my rotors turned a little while back for about $25 a piece. Good as new...
They can't as I asked last time I had it in the shop(too thin to resurface) the mechanic said it would cause other problems(not sure on that)
Resurfacing was my first option but the rotors are too far gone to do that
My front brakes (as odd as it sounds) have yet to give me an issue I do keep a check on them though along with the rear
I have ceramic pads in the rear brakes and I broke them in properly(hard to do in a area with a lot of stop and go traffic some times)for the first few weeks hence why I am trying to get new rotors now before its time to replace the rear brakes again