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Old 04-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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DBA Two Piece 5000 series rotors

I know the Racing Brake two piece rotors are top 3 when it comes to Camaro rotors, but the DBA two piece 5000 series rotors are up there too, right? And for the rear.....the 4000 series 6x6 (slotted) rotors to match the front. Both have the "black hat" hub. I've read many, many good reviews on DBA rotors, but it would be nice to hear first hand experiences. Would I benefit from weight saving from both front & rear rotors? Thanks.

I'm looking at ordering from Maryland Speed....I hope they still have the rear rotors in stock
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I know the Racing Brake two piece rotors are top 3 when it comes to Camaro rotors, but the DBA two piece 5000 series rotors are up there too, right? And for the rear.....the 4000 series 6x6 (slotted) rotors to match the front. Both have the "black hat" hub. I've read many, many good reviews on DBA rotors, but it would be nice to hear first hand experiences. Would I benefit from weight saving from both front & rear rotors? Thanks.

I'm looking at ordering from Maryland Speed....I hope they still have the rear rotors in stock
I'm not sure about the 5000 series, but the 4000 series actually weigh a little more than stock when I put them on my 2010. They work good, but unless the 5000 series weighs less, not sure I would get them over the Racing Brake rotors.
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I'm not sure about the 5000 series, but the 4000 series actually weigh a little more than stock when I put them on my 2010. They work good, but unless the 5000 series weighs less, not sure I would get them over the Racing Brake rotors.
This is why Racing Brake rotors are so popular. They are stupid light compared to the OEM rotors.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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This is why Racing Brake rotors are so popular. They are stupid light compared to the OEM rotors.
Well for $2100 they should be !!

Thanks for the heads up on the rotor weights So Cal Camaro....I would be more likely to put the money towards new rims than rotors. Rotors will be a Christmas present this year
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Well for $2100 they should be !!

Thanks for the heads up on the rotor weights So Cal Camaro....I would be more likely to put the money towards new rims than rotors. Rotors will be a Christmas present this year
Reason they are worth the money to me (which btw they are only $1,850 from Apex Speed) is because they weight savings is 100% unsprung weight. Whereas any weight savings in wheels is split between rotational weight and unsprung weight.
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the dba's are a good choice if you are just interested in how they look.

if you want performance and looks there is a reason racing brake costs what they do. they are pretty and have pretty significant weight loss in a very crucial area as stieger described.

goodluck with what you choose.
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The DBA 5000s weigh a few pounds less than stock. I know on Docs build thread he put them on a scale to compare to stock. As far as function I had 5000s front and 4000s rear. Never had brake issues on any track or in the canyons. I did change to CTS-V 6 piston fronts and keeping the 4000s out back.
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Thanks everyone. I was up cleaning the gutters yesterday and we really need to move forward with a new roof this year so new rotors (Racing Brake maybe???) will need to be an over-the-winter buy. If I spend money on my camaro, it will be for new rims and tires.
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The DBA 5000s weigh a few pounds less than stock. I know on Docs build thread he put them on a scale to compare to stock. As far as function I had 5000s front and 4000s rear. Never had brake issues on any track or in the canyons. I did change to CTS-V 6 piston fronts and keeping the 4000s out back.
Are you still happy with your 5000's in the front and 4000's in the rear? Seems the 5000's would be about $800 for fronts and the 4000's would be about $500. Know any good places to purchase? I may go this route as well. Not sure I wanna shell out for the RB :/ I do want the RB's really bad though
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Are you still happy with your 5000's in the front and 4000's in the rear? Seems the 5000's would be about $800 for fronts and the 4000's would be about $500. Know any good places to purchase? I may go this route as well. Not sure I wanna shell out for the RB :/ I do want the RB's really bad though
I was happy with them when I had them. Did plenty of events as road course in Phoenix and lots of autoX events.
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The DBA 5000s weigh a few pounds less than stock. I know on Docs build thread he put them on a scale to compare to stock. As far as function I had 5000s front and 4000s rear. Never had brake issues on any track or in the canyons. I did change to CTS-V 6 piston fronts and keeping the 4000s out back.
wierd cuz Doc runs RB.
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wierd cuz Doc runs RB.
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Reason they are worth the money to me (which btw they are only $1,850 from Apex Speed) is because they weight savings is 100% unsprung weight. Whereas any weight savings in wheels is split between rotational weight and unsprung weight.
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the dba's are a good choice if you are just interested in how they look.

if you want performance and looks there is a reason racing brake costs what they do. they are pretty and have pretty significant weight loss in a very crucial area as stieger described.

goodluck with what you choose.
Both very good posts. Also keep in mind that RacingBrake also excels is heat dissipation. This is another area where other brands just do not compare. Like SPCBA said, not everyone needs that much rotor though.
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Both very good posts. Also keep in mind that RacingBrake also excels is heat dissipation. This is another area where other brands just do not compare. Like SPCBA said, not everyone needs that much rotor though.
True, for a non-track car RB is a bit of over kill.
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