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#1 Old 11-07-2010, 03:22 PM
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I found some rotors for the WRX at a very low price on Ebay. The shop is called brakemotive, they have a 99.9% positive rating and assure the rotors are new and not damaged. Any input/advise/opinion?
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#2 Old 11-07-2010, 04:14 PM
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why do you need them?

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cross drilled or slotted rotors are a waste of money unless you are going to be racing ( and have big brake heat issues) or doing silly car shows. I still use oem rotors for racing because they are so much less expensive to run (& easier on pads) If you think they just look neat, go ahead, waste your money
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I like the way slotted/cross drilled rotors look, except when they sit for a while and begin to develop rust inside the dimples. They really are meant for racing and/or car shows. On a daily driver, they'll chew up brake pads quicker than a smooth-faced rotor will, so that's enough for me to avoid them on mine. Ultimately, I guess I'm 50-50 on the issue. If you want them, go for it.

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I just put drilled/slotted rotors on my car last night. But i do some track days and the slight cost difference didnt turn me off. I got the DBA 4000's and they appear to be a nice part.
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That's cool. What pads are you running ? My aversion to paying extra for cross-drilled or slotted is that I have only once had heat issues at a track (one that we don't run anymore) and I used to get OEM rotors for under $40 each. Now, working at a shop I get them for $18 each !
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Wow i wish my stocks were only 18 bucks! I think mine run like $80 Im running the HPS pads.
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Yep. I just paid $21 a piece for H6 rear rotors cause I work at a shop. Got a friend his rear rotors and a set of rear pads for under $100.
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Gotta love the local hook-ups (and Hawk HPS pads)

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That's cool. What pads are you running ? My aversion to paying extra for cross-drilled or slotted is that I have only once had heat issues at a track (one that we don't run anymore) and I used to get OEM rotors for under $40 each. Now, working at a shop I get them for $18 each !
Cost me over $600 to replace my rotors all the way around...

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Cost me over $600 to replace my rotors all the way around...
Wow, that makes me curious. I'll see what a set of STI OEM's cost the shop
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make sure it's for an 04. The 05+ are way cheaper. damn brembo 5x100...

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