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Old 02-19-2001, 07:57 PM   #1
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Post SVX BRAKES

I just bought two sets of VGX both front and rear brake pads for my SVX. My SVX is almost to the point of dangerously long stopping distances. Anyways I have these brakes on the front of my 1988 RX and they are awesome So I'm hoping this makes the SVX stop on a dime. I know Kastle can't stop his Turbo SVX so maybe these brakes are the answer to SVX braking issues. I will install them ASAP and keep everyone posted
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Old 02-19-2001, 08:06 PM   #2
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I am planning on getting some carbon fiber pads and x-drilled rotors from Dale @ Motor Sports Warehouse down in Tuscon.

It's gonna cost me around $350 though for all the stuff.
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Old 02-19-2001, 09:45 PM   #3
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Cool

Good luck. High-performance pads with cryogenically treated rotors are the way to go.

Drilled rotors are really just for looks, and can in fact make braking worse. When you drill holes, you are taking away mass that could otherwise have been available to absorb heat. This can make the rotors even more susceptible to warping. Also improper drilling can weaken the rotor making it even more prone to cracking. You're going to be replacing rotors more often if you use cross-drilled. If you have the money, and like the looks go for it. Just remember it's just looks, not performance. Even the new Porsche Turbo guys complain about their cracking drilled rotors. If Porsche can't get it right, then no one can! That's why they are now developing a new aircraft stopping strength, ceramic brake system.

A better alternative would be to get slotted rotors. Slotted are much stronger than drilled, and preserve more rotor mass. They are also good in wet situations, and still address outgassing like crossdrilled. They should have a long life, and if cryo treated, they will last even longer! Plus slotted rotors look cool too! They talk and walk!

For more information on cryo treated brake rotors for the SVX check out these sites:
http://appliedrotortechnology.com/default.htm
http://www.frozenrotors.com/

Enjoy!
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Old 02-19-2001, 10:03 PM   #4
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So you are only upgrading the front brakes. Which makes sense but I'm just curious. I accidently used my dads screen name. I just saw the aluminum dash kit for the SVX. I think I will be getting that real soon

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Old 02-19-2001, 10:06 PM   #5
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Just the fronts. Since that is where the vast majority of breaking goes on.
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Old 02-19-2001, 10:12 PM   #6
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I knew I had some information from those sites:

From Frozenrotors.com
1992 Subaru SVX:

Front treated rotors $202.00 ea.
Gas slotting $45.00 ea.

From ART Rotors:
The front set of pads and rotors is $345.00. The rear set will cost $300.00.

I forget if the ART's were slotted or not, but I think they were. I sent them a email asking.
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Old 02-20-2001, 08:06 AM   #7
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I had non-CD rotors on my car.

I cracked them.

Cracked rotors "sing" when you brake and they are cold.

Cracked rotors "chatter" when you brake and they are hot.

Very scary.

I put CD rotors on my car.

That was almost 60,000 miles ago.

I am a very happy camper.

No more warped rotors.

What blonde_man wrote is technically correct, but may not be the entire story.

Don't forget about decreased braking surface area, and increased heat radiating surface area.

My CD rotors have been good to me.

Your mileage may vary.
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Old 02-21-2001, 08:00 PM   #8
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Hey Kastle, The ART rotors are cross-slotted, and probably the best deal for the money. Greg
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