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IN STOCK AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT. $495.00 FOR FRONT AND REARS OR $595.00 COMBINDED WITH HAWK HPS PADS. BELOW IS A WRITE UP FROM UUC AND A PICTURE OF THE ROTORS. CALL ME OR EMAIL AT THE INFO BELOW TO PLACE AN ORDER.

Good rotors vs. Cheap rotors - is there really a difference?

The allure of "cheap" rotors can be quite attractive if one wishes to save a
few greenbacks... but what you cannot see from eyeballing a shiny disc might
make that cheapie rotor not so much of a bargain!

Brake rotor quality can be divided into three categories: performance,
longevity, and appearance.

Performance is largely a function of the alloying of the iron used and the
casting method. Copper and Chromium are added to achieve specific hardness
and tensile strength. Graphite and the specific size and formulation of the
flakes are relevant to heat dissipation. Finally, precision of the final
machining is critical, and our rotors achieve an industry-leading run-out
measurement of .0004" or less and parallelism within .0005" tolerance, both
factors affecting brake pedal pulsation and wheel/brake shimmy.

Longevity of the rotor is related to performance, in that the alloying and
casting can also affect wear characteristics. Porosity (microscopic holes
or voids) of the casting as well as graphite structure can impact strength
and the likelihood of crack-related failures and warping.

Appearance of the UUC rotors is enhanced by a protective black coating on
the areas of the rotors not worn by the pads, specifically the center (hat)
portion, slots, and cross-drilled holes. Instead of developing an
unattractive rusty appearance, these areas will remain black and new-looking
for the life of the rotor. This is an Electro-Deposition Paint (EDP
prodcess) that is approximately five times more durable than other types of
coating or plating.

Each of these specifications are relatively expensive parts of the
manufacturing process, but are key elements to a "premium" rotor. Cheaper
rotors, often made in general-purpose overseas factories, do not share these
ket characteristics and precision, resulting in a sub-optimal product with
decreased performance, longevity, and unattractive appearance.
 

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DEFINATELY worth it. I love them. Had them on the CTS for around 2 months now I think. They've been awesome. You can feel the difference even under normal driving.
 

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$495.00 for a set of four?
 
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UUC drilled and slotted rotors on sale through the end of july, regulary $495.0
now $450.00 for set off 4. call me at 703-824-9670 to order.
thanks,

Luke
 

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It's a Go Getta. I've got a set also with Hawk Pads. Love it to death. Can feel the difference in performance rotors and pads. Wish I had the right set of wheels now to display it's beauty.
 
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