Well this weekend we installed some EBC Dimpled and slotted rotors with Hawk HPS pads on my Firehawk. I got 53,000 miles on my stock rotors and pads before squeeking and alot of warpage drove me crazy...so I finally replaced them. I also replaced all my fluid with ATE Super Blue DOT 4.
Disclaimer: I know that dimpled and slotted rotors will not improve braking, I do not look at these rotors as a performance upgrade. I also know that rotors that were drilled AFTER being cast will spider crack under heat.
Because of this, I look at these rotors as an appearance mod. I don't road race and right now my car is a daily driver, so I just wanted something a little better than stock and that looked I also didn't want them to spider crack at the drilled holes...so that is why I went with the dimpled and slotted rotors from EBC. Should perform (read: last) a little better than stock and they look great.
I went with Hawk HPS pads because I hear they are not too agressive and dust very little.
Front Rotors: GD7005LR
Rear Rotors: GD7006LR
Front Pads: HB249F575
Rear Pads: HB250F653
Anyway, ONTO THE PICS
Front and rear EBC rotors (they come black zinc coated, but the black wears off almost immediately but so far the dimples and slots are still black)
Dusty front rotor:
The material thickness is not much more than stock:
Installed prior to any braking (still black)
After pad brake-in:
I installed the wheels covering the slots, (I'll probably rotate them a stud or two when I get some time). Here is a little better pic of the slots:
Pad break in from Hawk:
6-10 moderate pressure stops from 30-35 mph
2-3 hard pressure stops from 40-45 mph
Everything feels really good and of course they feel better than my worn/warped previous setup. I am very happy with everything.
Cost me $577 for rotors and pads at all 4 corners shipped to my house from 2 non-sponsor websites.
Special thanks to all the guys that helped out from LS2:
Chris #1 (Trojan FRC)
Chris #27 (SIK02SS)
It was nice having all your cars at my place Neighbors were probably thinking we were having a car show or something