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Drilled Rotors

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by IGOR, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    So - just for something different, I tried drilling a pattern into my rotors - other than eating drill bits, it's okay - and I think it definitely adds to the rig! - and at LEAST 10 HP per rotor!

    Whatdaya think? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    looks cool i wonder if it'll help.
     
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    Not bad, now just groove it for slots =)
     
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    NICE! I want a set of drilled and sloted one but no one seems to make them. You did use a dill press right?
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    damn nice /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Actually I did not use a drill press - don't have one yet - would be much easier with one though - just taking my time with a hand drill. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Make sure you chamfer the holes on both sides!
     
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    ricetastic!!! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    j
     
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    sweet deal... looks sharp, but do they work? real world testing to come?
     
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    What are the possibilities of the holes/slots getting clogged up with mud and what-not from offroad use?
     
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    probably not a whole heck of a lot. Even it it does clog up, the constant vibration and heat cycle should clean them out I think.
     
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    Real-world testing is definitely coming in the near future - I'm not building this damn thing to let it sit in the garage - (although my wife wonders sometimes!) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I thought that same thing - about them clogging with mud - but then came to that same conclusion - it'll eventually fall out - or at least really throw my $hit off-balance! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    I think they're gonna look /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif behind my Mickey Classic IIs - these wheels have huge holes in them so the caliper/rotor is pretty easy to see... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Can you resurface those with a regular lathe? Wouldn't the holes be hell on the carbide bits?
     
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    actually yes you can resurface them on a regular lathe as once you set the bits they stay at that point..
     
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    They're going to crack, I'd be willing to bet.
     
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    Really? most shops I know cant/wont resuface a cross drilled rotor. (and yes, most of the ones I know of have cracked).

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    actually yes you can resurface them on a regular lathe as once you set the bits they stay at that point..

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    Did you go through bits, how many? Or did you just sharpen the bits. Valve grinding stones work well, I can get them to bite pretty good.
     
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    heres the thing about cross drilled rotors, they shouldnt warp as easily as regular vented rotors, and if you cut them a LITTLE at a time you shouldnt have problems...but you might..ive been told countless times that you can resurface them "carefully"....would like to try it out sometime so i can give a definate answer
     
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    I have tried to surface both slotted and cross drilled. Both chattered and had a horible surface finish when I was done. They were flat (no bell on them) so I just ground them.
     

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