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    Brake rotors which to get

    Ok I am in need of new brake rotors soon on the rear axle(maybe new pads)
    Which kind are some you guys using

    I am thinking of a drilled rotor set but I like the looks of the slotted and drilled set

    I am getting them from the r1 concepts vendor on here

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    Re: Brake rotors which to get

    Although not from a "local" vendor, I've enjoyed rotors from brake performance. I opted for slotted and dimpled, they have a great warranty.

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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.

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    So far I have just got a price list as I am still shopping around
    I will be looking at many different places

    I see someone has posted another vendor so I will check them out

    Again I am going to get new pads to go with the new rotors(the ones on the truck may be worn by then)

    Keep the suggestions coming guys as I don't want to get just anything on the truck only to have trouble later on

    My rear rotors are due to be changed and I wish I had done when I had the rear brakes changed
    The heavy pulsing is getting annoying and I know its not the abs alone

    I do tow a trailer sometimes that's why I started the thread so I can get some guidance to make my decision

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    Re: Brake rotors which to get

    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedyk43
    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

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    Again, if you replace the rotors, you have to use brand new pads, regardless of how old the current ones are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Again, if you replace the rotors, you have to use brand new pads, regardless of how old the current ones are.
    I know I am going to get the pads before I have the rotors put on the truck
    I am just going to wait till the pads on the rear wears out(they still have half the material left)

    I am going to replace my park brakes at the same time(they haven't held since I got the truck)

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    Re: Brake rotors which to get

    Centric

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchman
    Centric
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    Never mind I google searched it

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    Re: Brake rotors which to get

    I installed EBC - 3GD Sport Rotors (GD7047) on the front with EBC pads. Stops really well now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy
    I installed EBC - 3GD Sport Rotors (GD7047) on the front with EBC pads. Stops really well now!
    Is it possible you can provide a link for them?

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    Re: Brake rotors which to get

    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    Is it possible you can provide a link for them?
    Sure, here is where I bought them. They seemed to have the best price.

    http://thmotorsports.com/ebc_brakes/...s/g-63415.aspx

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    You can also try www.placeforbrakes.com. Use the discount code at the top of the page.

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    Re: Brake rotors which to get

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    You can also try www.placeforbrakes.com. Use the discount code at the top of the page.
    I didn't see the discount code, but they wanted $74 a set more than the place I listed.

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