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Old 11-25-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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Stainless Steel Rotors

Since our Camaros Rotors rust and not the best quality, can someone give a good place to buy rotors stainless steel slotted/drilled, and at a good price. Thanks
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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almost all rotors are made of iron or a composit of some kind, and you wont find any stainless steel rotors they just aren't made for Brembo's hope this helps.

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Since our Camaros Rotors rust and not the best quality, can someone give a good place to buy rotors stainless steel slotted/drilled, and at a good price. Thanks
Rust on the rotors have nothing to do with the quality of the rotor.. it is a natural occurance especially if you let one sit much...
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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As you all know, just after you wash the car and let it sit, they start the rust look, Drives me crazy. We paid good money for this to happen.
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I haven't had a car in recent memory that doesn't get rust on the rotors after washing it, and that included my last Vette which had high performance aftermarket slotted rotors.

Thats just the way it is.
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I haven't had a car in recent memory that doesn't get rust on the rotors after washing it, and that included my last Vette which had high performance aftermarket slotted rotors.

Thats just the way it is.


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Old 11-25-2009, 04:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input, have a Great Thanksgiving everyone and be safe.Still looking to buy slotted rotors, need a good place.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:20 PM   #8
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You're going to end up spending a lot of money for something that's only marginally better than what you have now assuming that you can find any at all. Consider this one of those parts that you're going to have to eventually replace, like brake pads.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:29 PM   #9
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if you are looking to get good slotted rotors try DBA, or even Brembo replacement rotors and may be EBC rotors, but it's not going to make it brake that much better to spend the extra cash.

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wash it then drive it down the street. GONE!
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:10 PM   #11
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Your rotors are a heat sink. You want them to be iron (composite rotors are to save weight for mileage and they warp). Aftermarket rotors are zinc washed for cosmetics. The zinc will wear off the contact surface and remain silver on the non-contact area. I also use the VHT brush-on brake caliper paint to paint the hat area black. The brush on makes it easy to apply, no masking etc.
If you want to change rotors, get a better rotor. Most "cosmetic upgrade rotors" are a drilled/slotted/zinc washed Chinese casting. I.E. and "pretty" piece of crap. Get a rotor that is directional vaned and even a thicker better alloy casting.
I've had great luck with Baer EradiSpeed's and DBA's. With rotors you get what you pay for. Cheap is just that.
And remember. Pads and rotors are consumables.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:53 PM   #12
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As you all know, just after you wash the car and let it sit, they start the rust look, Drives me crazy. We paid good money for this to happen.
It's not a ZR1

Makes no sense to spend $1600 on a set of rotors because of rust.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #13
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The rotors on the SS are brembo allready.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:04 PM   #14
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yea the rotors are Brembo but i think he also wants slotted rotors.

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Old 11-26-2009, 06:49 AM   #15
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Your rotors are a heat sink. You want them to be iron (composite rotors are to save weight for mileage and they warp). Aftermarket rotors are zinc washed for cosmetics. The zinc will wear off the contact surface and remain silver on the non-contact area. I also use the VHT brush-on brake caliper paint to paint the hat area black. The brush on makes it easy to apply, no masking etc.
If you want to change rotors, get a better rotor. Most "cosmetic upgrade rotors" are a drilled/slotted/zinc washed Chinese casting. I.E. and "pretty" piece of crap. Get a rotor that is directional vaned and even a thicker better alloy casting.
I've had great luck with Baer EradiSpeed's and DBA's. With rotors you get what you pay for. Cheap is just that.
And remember. Pads and rotors are consumables.
I recently replaced my Rotors on my HHR, I got them on E-bay and they are slotted and drilled. they have the Zink coating but these are not made in China, they have stamped on them Made in the USA... They seem to be very good, I also replaced the pads with high performance ceramic... The stopping seems much better than with the stock pads and rotors... the factory rotors got warped, I am not sure if they got overheated or when I replaced the tires the tire store didn't use the correct procedure for tightening the lug nuts.. according to the owners manual you never use a impact wrench on them always use a torque wrench set at 100ft lbs.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:56 AM   #16
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We have a group buy going with I believe 2 spots left for sign-up for open slot drilled rotors from Racing Brake. They are a direct replacement for the stock SS rotors and they are 2-piece so they are about 5 lbs lighter each which will help improve performance by reducing unsprung, rotational weight. We get 25% off for the group buy.

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Old 11-26-2009, 01:11 PM   #17
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Make that one spot
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:23 PM   #18
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Actually there is room for 6 more on the pre order.
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Tirerack.com has some Brembo rotors for sale.

http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/resul...autoModClar=SS
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:55 PM   #20
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Actually there is room for 6 more on the pre order.
No there isn't. RB is reserving the last 5 for CSV owners so we only have 1 more spot open.
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Do we have to wait for these 5 CTS-V owners or will they start once we get one more guy?
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I think it begins as soon as we get our last person. I believe they already have 5 CSV people these are reserved for. So just 1 more person gets the chance to save 25% on this great deal!
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:16 PM   #24
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SS retains heat much longer than Carbon Steel. Not what brake systems need.
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Carbon and/or mild steel like 12L14, 1018, hotrolled, coldrolled, etc is much more resiliant than most common stainless steels, 303, 304, 316, etc. In addition to retaining the heat like mentioned above, most stainless has a better chance to fracture or distort under high load and heat. Dude, all you have to do is drive about 100 feet and the rust will be off your rotors.
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