DBA T3 rotors look like good stuff - "Kangaroo Paws" and all.I'm getting ready to install new brake parts again. Have not posted to this thread since 2014. But I'm still sticking to my DBA T3 and 80 series yellow stuff combo. Nothing I've found has convinced me to change.
That's a great article. However, based on my experience, that's the difference between theory and reality. In theory, since I am using crossdrilled rotors, my braking should not be as good, but inreality, my brakes are better than they have ever been with the stock solid rotors. Now maybe it's the rotor material that's better and my crossdrilled pattern is not contributing to that. Regardless, I am enjoying my enhanced braking ability.
I’m in the process of revamping my entire brake system to hydro boost (thread to come). I’ve had Advics ceramic pads in the rear two years now and have a new set of Napa Ultra Pemium Ceramic front pads and new front calipers sitting on the work bench now.I drive my 80 like a grandpa so most of the braking is done by the engine.
I have 55k+ miles on my current brake pads (installed by the previous owner in 2012) and they still have plenty of life left. New NAPA semi metallic pads are sitting in boxes on the shelf for when their time comes.
Cross drilled looks cool but my lap times are good enough as is with solid rotors.
For the record I think cross drilled are stupid, I like my slots. Cross drilled fill up with dirt and other debris. I don’t expirence any fade with my DBA/EBC combo. I did with OEM even when I had 33’s or smaller tires. I’m way heavier and in 35’s now. I completely get the more mass thing and science behind solid. It just has not been my real world experience. Maybe it’s the venting design of the DBA’s. Maybe the type of steel? Maybe there is more mass there despite the slots? Don’t really care why they just work better for me.This thread went from “why cross drilled rotors are stupid on an 80” to cross drilled rotors are the bees knees. Less mass equals less heat discipation.
Why were cross drilled rotors invented in the first place?