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      05-12-2012 04:11 PM #1
      In the market for new front rotors. I am most likely going to replace the front rotors with OEM ones, but I am sick and tired of the brake dust.

      Crossed drilled rotors supposedly help with this issue. Is it true? If so, anyone have recommendations for what brand of crossed drilled rotors?

      Thank you!

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      05-12-2012 06:02 PM #2
      brake pad compounds will help more with brake dust
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      05-12-2012 11:46 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      brake pad compounds will help more with brake dust
      +1. Brake rotors, regardless of design, are not going to help reduce dust very much.

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      05-13-2012 04:19 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by alpinweiss View Post
      +1. Brake rotors, regardless of design, are not going to help reduce dust very much.


      ah i see. so crossed drilled rotors dont make much of a difference in terms of performance?

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      05-13-2012 09:20 PM #5
      Drilled rotors help heat escape.

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      05-13-2012 09:29 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by jettamkIVvr6 View Post
      ah i see. so crossed drilled rotors dont make much of a difference in terms of performance?
      for street applications... it is all about looks

      not really worth spending extra money

      slotted rotors dust more, as it continually scrubs the pad
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      05-14-2012 12:41 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by jettamkIVvr6 View Post
      ah i see. so crossed drilled rotors dont make much of a difference in terms of performance?
      Agree with above about cross drilled being for looks on the street. You'll only ever see any appreciable difference with drilled rotors if you track the car. Most 'drilled' rotors are not cast with the holes in them.. .they are actually drilled. And drilling cast iron and using them on your daily means water/rust will get in the holes and they'll crack and cracked cast iron will crack.

      Bottom line, you won't see a diff in braking performance. Get some solid vented rotors and get pads with some ceramic/organic compound for reduced dust and better braking. I just bought a set of Zimmerman rotors and PBR Deluxe pads. Very low dust (had this setup on my B5).

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