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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Front brake rotor suggestions? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I have the SF1/JE5 package combo, and the front rotors are warped enough I notice at very low speed. I ...
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    Front brake rotor suggestions?

    I have the SF1/JE5 package combo, and the front rotors are warped enough I notice at very low speed.

    I can't help it, it bugs me.

    Is there a consensus on the best replacement rotors for this rather dense automobile? While I'd like to go slotted/drilled, I've had rather questionable luck with drilled in the past, and that's more material removed which could be soaking up brake heat.

    While I'd like to say "cost is no object", it kinda is. I'm not shooting for bottom-of-the-barrel, but at the same time, I don't want to drop $500 on a pair of discs.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Front brake rotor suggestions?

    Sometimes your brake pads/rotor can get some glaze on them. I would try a couple aggressive stops (safe place of course) and see if you pulsating brakes resolve themselves. Actual brake rotor warping is a lot less common then complainants realize.

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    Lightbulb Re: Front brake rotor suggestions?

    I recommend Slotted, NOT DRILLED, rotors.
    This way, you have the wiping action without the loss of mass.
    Drilled rotors are recommended in extreme conditions.
    Daily drivers may not need this technology.
    Its NOT the question of soaking up heat,
    but, dissipating the heat !
    Happy Motoring.

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    Re: Front brake rotor suggestions?

    I went here:
    http://brakeperformance.com/brake-ro...ake-Rotors.php

    I went with slotted and drilled on all 4.
    They offer slotted and dimpled as well as slotted only or drilled only or plain.

    Free shipping, also try this coupon code of DISC13

    Front pair of rotors would run you between $104 and $205 depending on what you choose/need.
    If you get the dimpled and slotted you get free pads for that $205 price.

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    SP PERFORMANCE. has drilled and slotted or dimpled rotors plain and zinc coated. Lifetime warranty against cracking, zinc coated really look nice and won't rust if I recall.

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    Re: Front brake rotor suggestions?

    Yeah, this isn't glazed, it's slight warping.

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