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Old 01-20-2010, 10:25 PM   #26
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I think I might raise my car up a little in the rear. I love the stance of your car.
Do it your car would never last 10 minutes up my way. Yours is LOW

My car really has no gap the edge of the tire is flush. I parked today on an angle in front of the train station so the weight to the right makes it look like it has an inch of gap but it really doesnt. Youd have to see it in person. With the custom spacers it looks TOUGH as HELL
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #27
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No worries. Those are pillar vane rotors, which means the internal venting is unidirectional. The shop has guidelines they adhere to for the L/R designation in general, but these can run either way with no difference. Our experience has shown that slot direction is immaterial.

Now with curved-vane vented rotors (like many Corvettes), it does matter. We choose to slot across the vanes for better strength, so the slots are like what the above picture here shows. It is important to run curved-vane rotors in the correct direction so they pump the air from the center of the rotor outward.

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The stock Brembos on the SS's are curved-vane vented rotors, so are the Racing Brake rotors.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:55 AM   #28
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So by replacing the Brembo stock curved vane rotors with Stillen drilled/slotted straight vane are we compromising performance/heat dissipation or will the slots and holes make up for having straight rather than curved vanes?
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:01 PM   #29
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So by replacing the Brembo stock curved vane rotors with Stillen drilled/slotted straight vane are we compromising performance/heat dissipation or will the slots and holes make up for having straight rather than curved vanes?
All of the OE Brembo rotors I've seen are pillar vane, not curved vane. Neither use straight vanes. The Stillen Sport Rotors are identical in internal venting to the OE rotors.

If you have curved vane OE rotors, please send me a picture of them. Thanks!

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:38 PM   #30
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All of the OE Brembo rotors I've seen are pillar vane, not curved vane. Neither use straight vanes. The Stillen Sport Rotors are identical in internal venting to the OE rotors.

If you have curved vane OE rotors, please send me a picture of them. Thanks!

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My bad, the stock Brembos are pillar vane, the after market brembos are curved.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:32 AM   #31
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My bad, the stock Brembos are pillar vane, the after market brembos are curved.
No worries, thanks for checking. Far too often, changes are made on the assembly lines without my prior written approval!
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:20 PM   #32
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No they are on the right way. Check Brembo, Stillen, and Racing Brake. They all say that the outer most end of the slot should enter the brake pad first.
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Just look at the attachment....that is correct.
Also it was on the paper work from Stillen....rotors are also stamped L/R
I have installed the finest rotors / calipers made for a long time.....
I'll go the with manufacturer's instructions

OK.....I'm done
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:02 PM   #33
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Not too happy with the Hawk pads (NOT speaking about performance as I just bedded them in this morning and there's more to go). On all 4 corners, only ONE has the low pad metal clip. The OEMs (all marked Brembo) have then on EVERY pad! Oh well...so much for the idiot notification

Install was very straightforward and got great help on how to remove the brake pads...

More pics after I clean The Beast - it is supposed to rain more this week ;(

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Old 01-25-2010, 08:07 PM   #34
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Damn, those wheels and rotors look incredible!
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #35
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Not too happy with the Hawk pads (NOT speaking about performance as I just bedded them in this morning and there's more to go). On all 4 corners, only ONE has the low pad metal clip. The OEMs (all marked Brembo) have then on EVERY pad! Oh well...so much for the idiot notification

Install was very straightforward and got great help on how to remove the brake pads...

More pics after I clean The Beast - it is supposed to rain more this week ;(

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:22 AM   #36
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Thanks! You can also get the wheels here: http://www.streetbeatcustoms.com/Inn...t-of-4/768820/

No exchange needed!!
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:26 PM   #37
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Here are some photos for everyone. Taking my time seating the HPS pads so the rotors still need to wear in and get the plating off the surface area but so far these are great. I do wish they were larger, much larger up front.

Can you go bigger without changing the caliper?
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:39 PM   #38
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I think the answer is No...you would have to change the caliper for larger rotors...
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