I just installed mine 4 days ago and there amazing I got both Sets for 300 and I'm so happy with themDo you guys think upgrading to these rotors front and back would make any difference in my car's braking abilities.I have seen a set that fits stock wheels and thinking of getting them only they will serve some purpose.
Well yes and no. Some harder ceramic pads my be a little rough on your rotors. Depending on what kind of pads you get you may want to upgrade your rotors too. All I'm saying is if you get blank rotors they will perform better than drilled and slotted rotors for most applications. Along with new lines and pads you shouldn't need more than that unless you are road racing.So you're saying stock is better get better pads like hawk and ss lines.
If you were having over heating problems, which I doubt, then you are probobly going to have issues with the cross drilled rotors. They will actually get hotter than blank rotors and instead of warping they will crack. Most people tend to equate pedal fade to the rotors getting too hot, but it is actually the fluid getting too hot along with mushy brake lines. Trust me, the only advantage to cross drilled rotors is weight loss and less rotational mass. You are probably experience better braking due to the new rotors. If you take two rotors from the same company, one blank, and one drilled. The blank ones will stop better and not get as hot. There is no "cooling" advantage to cross drilled, actually the opposite happens when you remove mass from the rotor.I was having huge problems with my stock rotors overheating and warping and then the fact that they wouldn't stop very well. I switched the front rotors to the bear slotted and drilled and it helped soooo much. All those problems went away.
At one time they used to help expel gases away from the brake pads, but nobody makes brake pads that way anymore. They are a hold over from another era. They look cool though. Slots were basically the same thing. They say now that slotted rotors will help wipe any debris off of the pads that may gather there. I don't know how much debris you can actually get between your pads and rotors but that's what they say.So whats the point of the slotts and drills if not to cool.
I guarantee you 100% of the difference in braking power was due to your new pads, not because of the rotors.I just recently installed all 4 drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads and they are amazing.. stopping power is so much better and i would know i have to dodge old people daily down in south florida. They are overall way smoother and more powerful even under extreme wet conditions.