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Old 10-25-2000, 08:45 AM   #1
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Arrow To rotor or not to rotor?

What is the general consensus of Impreza owners who do NOT race their RS:
Are vented/slotted or cross-drilled rotors worth the money?
My opinion has always been that cool brakes are a good idea but not worth the money for street driving.
I like the look and the idea so much I've been considering them as one of my next mods.
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:11 AM   #2
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Well...If you like the LOOKS, and you HAVE the money, the only thing that will happen is you get a little better braking with less fade.

I saw some a Jetta the other day with these HUGE, cross-drilled front rotors, and I go the back...red painted DRUMS! It just looked silly, but who cars what I think. *L*
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Old 10-25-2000, 02:30 PM   #3
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I just got the cross drilled rotors from euro rotor, and I race only a litle, I have only done 3 auto x's and only one of those with the rotors. When I put on my rotors, I broke them in properly and now when I really mash the brakes the car just stops its kinda hard to explain but they seem to grip harder and really slow the car down faster than with the stock rotors. I would highly recommend these to anyone and everyone. They aren't that much to buy, around 350 bucks, and the braking power is so much stronger. I still have the stock pads also, so this difference is truely the rotors. So yes you have a vote form me to buy the rotors for sure.
Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:51 PM   #4
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I think that anytime you improve braking, that's a good thing. I find the brakes on the Impreza RS a little squishy. If getting vented brakes reduces that, it's got to be a good thing. If you can't afford it, no big deal. But if you don't mind forking over the dough, I say go for it. You also might want to look into upgrading the calipers from 2 to 4. I don't plan on racing my car, but as soon as the brakes wear down, I plan to switch to a 4 piston caliper set up with vented disc brakes.
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