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Where to get rotors drilled and slotted?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, May 14, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Thinking for the 60 and maybe the 14 bolt. Lose a little weight, maybe gain some braking.
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Drilled will cause cracking. Any machine shop can slot them with a ball end mill.
     
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    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

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    I absolutely second willys wanter... hes on da money
    if you want better braking try super stop pads... not as good when cold better with heat... ceramic material...

    there are companies that make them for the half ton but none (commercial) I have seen for the one tons... I think for good reason... cracking issues over time
    race trucks that have them are changing them out regularly etc... dd's arent so lucky
    cam
     
  4. m j

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    those are both purely cosmetic modifications
    no braking performance gained
     
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    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    At the speed you plan to be traveling on the trail, there will be no stopping benifits to drilled & slotted rotors. If you want to be able to come to a complete stop and almost throw yourself through the windshield; go with a hydroboost setup. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    With as much time as my truck gets on the trail, compared to the time on the road, i just went with the carbon metallic pads, there is a noticable difference in the braking performance with just these, i would definately NOT go with full ceramic pads as you will probably hardly ever get them up to temperature for adequate braking performance.

    Rear wheel disks would also add better performance as well. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    you guys misunderstand, the main goal is to lose a little weight. Braking power on the streets is a minimal side thing. And I'm already going 4 wheel disc.
     
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    you will not lose that much weight just drilling or slotting the rotors for it to be benificial for a truck weighing what ,,,5000lbs on up?

    Your bigger weight gain will be the rear disk swap, if ya wanna really lose some weight, gut out the truck, and remove sheetmetal you don't need.
     
  9. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Read the thread in the CoG. They're trying to figure out all the possible ways to save weight in an effort to get in the 4500-4800lb range... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  10. m j

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    rather then mess with heavy factory castings go with aftermarket hat and rotor styles
    $ : # ratio is pretty high

    you can replace all the bodypanel bolts with aluminum fasteners to shed weight
     
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    fiberglass panels,,,,,
     
  12. sled_dog

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    too weak on a full body rig, read the whole thing then weigh in(pun intended)
     

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