: pics of rotors...



SBONES
09-11-05, 11:12 AM
now what...do i need to get new pads...and do i want hawk....what kind...they look like there painted silver...this is the first time i ever saw rotors that weren't on the car already...I think they will look differant once there on the car for a while...anyway here they are..

patentguy
09-11-05, 02:55 PM
Very interesting hole pattern. How was the pattern chosen?

benh
09-11-05, 03:19 PM
Hey Scott, they look great. I would definately go with new pads, the old pads may have worn unevenly on your old rotors. I use Hawk on my Impala and they are great....I would stay away from ceramic pads I have had bad experience with them creating hot spots on the rotors, which would be more probable with the cross drilled rotors.

ntechnic
09-11-05, 04:36 PM
They look silver because they're either zinc or cad washed. This will prevent rust forming on the non-swept parts of the rotor.

Best thing to do is to season the rotors with the old pads. After the fifth day, remove the pads and put the new ones on, then bed the new pads.

You can season and bed at the same time. First, follow the instructions for seasoning. After the fourth or fifth day, then go for it and bed the pads.

I highly recommend Hawk HPS street pads. A little noise now and then, but wonderful stops, and firm pedal feel.

Florian
09-11-05, 09:40 PM
Am I seeing an optical illusion, those discs dont have the same hole pattern. :cookoo:

my .02

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1MEANV
09-11-05, 09:45 PM
thats what i thought too

ace996
09-11-05, 09:50 PM
Nice catch...someone's gonna get f'd in the a.

slow35th
09-11-05, 11:01 PM
Am I seeing an optical illusion, those discs dont have the same hole pattern. :cookoo:

my .02

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one is the front and the other is the rear

PneuBird
09-11-05, 11:08 PM
Where did you get those rotors and why a different hole pattern for the front???:suspect:

patentguy
09-11-05, 11:08 PM
Does it look like the hole patterns are asymetrical on each of the rotors?

1MEANV
09-11-05, 11:16 PM
never seen rotors with different holes on the front from the back.

SBONES
09-11-05, 11:34 PM
the ones with the broken pattern are for the back...thats the way they are...is there anyone else that ordered them...you guys got me thinking...:hmm:

slow35th
09-11-05, 11:36 PM
The front and rears are slightly different sizes. The rear has a hat for the parking brake.

1MEANV
09-11-05, 11:36 PM
what are the front and rear part numbers for those rotors

Dreamin
09-11-05, 11:39 PM
Stick with the old pads... no reason to change them.

But if you are going to remove the stock pads... I'll buy them... please PM me.

slow35th
09-11-05, 11:43 PM
Stick with the old pads... no reason to change them.

But if you are going to remove the stock pads... I'll buy them... please PM me.

Dreamin,

Why do you want the stock Ferodo's? I have a fairly new set of spare Ferodo pads but was debating on ordering a set of the Hawk pads to reduce dusting.

1MEANV
09-11-05, 11:45 PM
part numbers please

slow35th
09-11-05, 11:46 PM
part numbers please

88964607 Front cross drilled rotors

88964608 Rear cross drilled rotors

1MEANV
09-11-05, 11:48 PM
what is everyones honest opinin on these rotors. are the stockers better. i have been told there are. just wandering

Dreamin
09-12-05, 12:06 AM
Dreamin,

Why do you want the stock Ferodo's? I have a fairly new set of spare Ferodo pads but was debating on ordering a set of the Hawk pads to reduce dusting.

Just hoping to get some pads cheap...
Not happy with current Hawk HP+ pads... Dust doesn't bother me... so i'm pretty happy with the stockers.

But Hawk HPS pads do dust less than stockers

slow35th
09-12-05, 12:09 AM
Not happy with current HP+ pads.

Can you elaboarate? What about the Hawk HPS pads?

Dreamin
09-12-05, 12:14 AM
Yes, in one word: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=346320&postcount=43

Haven't tried HPS pads...

Dreamin
09-12-05, 12:19 AM
what is everyones honest opinin on these rotors. are the stockers better. i have been told there are. just wandering

An excellent thread on cross-drilled rotors:
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34273

a64pilot
09-12-05, 12:01 PM
what is everyones honest opinin on these rotors. are the stockers better. i have been told there are. just wandering
One of the few things that are more than adequate on this car are the stock brakes, I believe. But if you want to change the rotors to get a different look, then beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If your happy with the look, then that's all that matters.