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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:55 am 
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So I'm thinking of getting new rotors-and I was thinking of getting cross-drilled and slotted...but i was told last night that slotted rotors cut pads up like cheese graters.... So I think I'm just going with cross drilled...what do ya'll think? (and ceramic pads if I can find them)

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and what do ya'll think of these - from o'reillys? PWR Brake Rotor Front http://www.oreillyauto.com/EW3/ProductDetail.do?id=2122893437&line=PWR&itemNumber=PWR-8750DR&perfVehicleSpecific=true&perfCategoryIndex=0&didSearchFor=Rotor&vehicle=2001DODGERAM%202500%20PICKUPQUAD%20CABL6-5.9L%20FI&bid=1208523024587&cycleCount=2297&currentPage=0

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well i heard about the drilled rotors pretty brittle they like to play connect the dots

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 Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:37 am 
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i installed new pads on the front and upgraded my cylinders in the drums (the shoes were grooved-but not the drums-and there was plenty left besides the grooves-so I didn't change them)-and after I got them adjusted and set to drive-I don't feel it pulsating and I don't want to spend the money now-so I'm going to refrain from buying new rotors...but I think I'll go with the performance when it comes time.

The cylinder upgrade was replacing the stock cylinders with cylinders for the '74-'07 Chevy 1 tons (part number 37337...or something like that).

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 Post Posted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:23 am 
Slotted rotors do cut pads slightly to remove an glaze buildup on them. Drilled rotors have a tendancy to play connect the dots and come apart. Either way, somethin bad could happen lol. However ive seen cheapo ebay rotors run on cars, slotted and drilled, with no issue. But ive also seen Porsche drilled rotors (they dont use slotted) here at work do the connect the dots routine.


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I say stay away from ceramic pads...ceramic components such as this, or cluches, don't have any give, no slide...they'll tear up your rotors faster than you can say "cheese grater"...that's my experience. Use an organic pad or cheapo pads...pads are relatively cheap in comparison to rotors...

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Chuck wrote:
I say stay away from ceramic pads...ceramic components such as this, or cluches, don't have any give, no slide...they'll tear up your rotors faster than you can say "cheese grater"...that's my experience. Use an organic pad or cheapo pads...pads are relatively cheap in comparison to rotors...


well-i've already replaced them-and i replaced them with what was stock-whatever that was.

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