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    Thread: Getting new Rotors and Pads How do the ECS Rotors Hold Up MKIV GTI

    1. 09-15-2012 03:39 PM #1
      Looking at getting some new pads and Rotors for the GTI because after getting it detailed the back rotors are screaming like banshees when I stop. So I'm looking at getting the drilled and slotted rotors because I like the look, I know that slotted is better for street driving (I thought I read that some where). I was wondering what preferences for pads were for DD duty and the ability to have a little fun on the track. I have 16" Monty II's for wheels but I don't see the problem with size because they are the same size as OEM rotors. Thanks for the help.

      Fronts: http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ors/ES2189755/

      Rears: http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ors/ES2189758/

      Pads: http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ads/ES2581324/

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      San Jose, CA
      2002 GTI 1.8T Tip (previous), 2004 GTI 1.8T 5MT (for sale), 2012 Ford Escape V6 AWD (current)
      09-17-2012 02:32 PM #2
      Just get plain rotors, drilled or slotted are both unnecessary for street use and increase pad wear, drilled and slotted are particularly bad because the slots force the drill holes to be placed in improper places, causing uneven brake pad wear and shorter life. Also the holes reduce mass so you end up losing fade resistance. The old logic with holes and slots was to relieve surface gasses that came out of hot brake pads but brake pad material formulations have advanced a lot over the years and gassing is really not an issue anymore.

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