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Old 07-18-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Slotted rotors

I was thinking of upgrading to slotted rotors on my unlimited. This may sound dumb but do i need to use a specific pad with them? Please take it easy on me
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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there is no need for slotted rotors, if you go out on the trail and get some dirt and stuff mixed in its just gonna act as an abrasive on the pads. just go with a nicer set of pads.

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Old 07-18-2010, 11:16 PM   #3
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x2 ^^^ Slotted rotors will just get full of mud.........

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I haven't run them, but everyone I've talked to that has put them on their Jeeps say it was a waste of money.
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In the proper application I believe slotted rotors are worth the coin. The brake system behind a TJ just simply isn't worth the cost. Spend the extra money on better pads or a hydroboost system.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:15 AM   #6
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Just get some good rotors and some good pads, Chinese rotors are not good rotors. EBC yellow stuff brake pads with Vanco's Big brake kit replaces the single-piston caliper with a dual caliper piston. Both of those things are a Jerry recommendation. He has never steered me wrong and I will go that route when they are needed.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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Slotted, drilled, dimpled, etc. gimmick rotors are a 100% waste of $$$ on a TJ, despite the hype in the ads for things like that. The best cost-sensitive thing you can do for your braking is to install a good quality all-cast rotor like the Centric Premium and pads like EBC's Yellow Stuff which has become known as about the only pad out there that can actually give noticeably improved braking performance.

If you can afford Vanco's Big Brake kit, that's the way to go. It replaces the OE single piston calipers with dual piston calipers and the warp-prone housing that flexes so full braking force can't be applied with a reinforced housing that won't flex. The Big Brake kit together with EBC Yellow Stuff pads will make a Jeep with 35-37" tires stop like a Jeep with the factory 30" or smaller tires. This combination will make a dramatic improvement in braking.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:57 AM   #8
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wow, just crushed my opinion about getting the slotted/cross drilled rotors. I'm glad I took the second to read this.

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