Originally Posted by Brandonmos
I am starting to not enjoy the look of the solid rotors on my 1LE. The rims show so much that i feel like it would improve looks roughly 1200%. I was curious who, if anyone, has replaced them and which brand they used?
Also i dont know why they would but if they demenish braking power in any way id like to know so i dont get them lol
It's not any diminished braking performance that matters - that would be at most very slight at anything that doesn't put you into the real problem.
All those holes in drilled rotors are prime places for rotor cracks to get started at. Granted, you have to be running pretty hard for this to happen but this can and will happen if you do. Technically, small diameter holes and sharp local changes in shape represent stress intensification points and disruptions in heat flow. Neither of which are good things if you ever take the car out to a track day on a real road course.