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I want to upgrade the rotors on the car to slotted/cross-drilled ones. Getting them isn't a problem, but I do have a couple of questions.

1) The front brakes are larger than the rears. Can I just get two sets of front rotors and mount those? This is more for looks than anything.

2) Directly related to Q1, are the front and rear calipers the same size?

3) Can you just get bigger rotors? I think I already know the answer, but hearing it will just make me feel better.

I don't want to spend the coin to do a complete system as those aren't all that cheap. The stock brakes work just fine for me, and this upgrade is more for appearance than anything.

Thanks!! :happydance:
 

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So I guess putting front rotors in the back won't work either? Crap. Oh well. Sounded like a good plan.
 

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If you're looking to upgrade your rotors and incidentally improve their appearance I suggest that you consider Powerslot Cryo rotors, which are not cross drilled but are slotted.
 

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I'm not a fan of drilled rotors. I've heard to many complaints of cracking. I think dimpled is a better idea.
 

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I would go with ROTO Works and maybe paint your calipers.Stage 3 has some great paint kits . Rotoworks.com for the rotors.Worth a look.
 

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Yes they are. They're cadmium coated to a military spec (thereby staying "bright") and resist warping under almost any conditions you can throw at them. I'm told by Powerslot that they work extremely well when mated to Hawk HPSs.
 

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1. No, you cannot. Takle a look at fronts and rears. There's a lot more differance than just size.
The rears are smaller for a reason. If you put the same size brakes on the rear, they would lock up way before the fronts. The the rear would become the front, and that's a bad thing.

2. No, they are not. See #1.

3. No. Bigger rotors require you to move the calipers out to match. A good example is the GT/V6 brakes. The only differance is the diameter of the rotor, and the caliper bracket.

Drilled rotors are for bling only - not recommended for performance applications. They will actually decrease brake effectiveness, by decreasing rotor surface area. And, as STLWagon said, they are prone to cracking.
 

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1. No, you cannot. Takle a look at fronts and rears. There's a lot more differance than just size.
The rears are smaller for a reason. If you put the same size brakes on the rear, they would lock up way before the fronts. The the rear would become the front, and that's a bad thing.

2. No, they are not. See #1.

3. No. Bigger rotors require you to move the calipers out to match. A good example is the GT/V6 brakes. The only differance is the diameter of the rotor, and the caliper bracket.

Drilled rotors are for bling only - not recommended for performance applications. They will actually decrease brake effectiveness, by decreasing rotor surface area. And, as STLWagon said, they are prone to cracking.
Confirming what I suspected. Gotta ask right?

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>> Confirming what I suspected. Gotta ask right? <<

If you don't, you'll be learning stuff the hard way.
 

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Drilling changes the structural integrity of the rotor, so I hear.
 

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