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Old 11-07-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default DBA 650 slotted or Stoptech slotted rotors?

Both would be direct replacement size for a 2003 WRX. For two front rotors, the DBA's are $240 and the Stoptech's are $170. Anyone have experience with these? I am looking for a rotor that will stand up to more heat and not warp when I put on more aggressive pads. Which are better? Thanks.

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Old 11-08-2003, 03:46 AM   #2
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MPJ has the DBA's for $200 shipped....
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Old 11-08-2003, 03:03 PM   #3
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Rotors usually don't warp. Unless you beat the snot out of them and then come to a complete stop with your foot on the brakes... even then they may not "warp" but leave pad material on the rotor surface and that causes the "feel" of warped rotors.

Either would be fine but I am partial to stoptechs.

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Old 11-08-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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I tore up my stock rotors.

ordered DBA. ill tell you how they work with the hawk pads.
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Old 11-10-2003, 09:47 PM   #5
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Hawk pads tore up my stock rotors, too. Then they tore up my DBA rotors...but *far* less quickly. Now I'm giving Powerslot's a shot, and I assume they'll do about as well as the DBA's or any other good aftermarket rotor.

It all depends on your driving characteristics; I consider rotors are a wear item and something that (if using a good pad) should need to be replaced after time.
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Old 11-11-2003, 08:12 AM   #6
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About how many miles did your stock rotors last with the Hawks? And about how many miles did the DBA's last with them?
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Old 11-11-2003, 09:27 AM   #7
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Stocks lasted roughly 27,000 and the DBA's about 38,000. I should have gotten rid of the stocks sooner, however, and probably could have squeezed a couple thousand more miles out of the DBA's, for what that's worth.

I'd had each resurfaced once in their lifetime, btw, and noticed it was a fairly pointless effort with the stock rotors compared to the DBA's. They got chewed up even faster afterwards (which is to be expected).

And for comparison purposes, this was all street use. My commute used to be 70 miles/day, all fairly fast on twisty back-country roads...no highway miles at all. So I figure being on the brakes so much is what did it (I'm also on my 3rd set of tires ).
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