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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
In reply to # 1495184 by Tonyfixit ...
some of us are (legitimately) getting to be Grumpy old farts,
...

Hey you kids, get offa my lawn ...

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SpiTazz72 Bryan H
Magnolia, Texas, USA   USA
I'm old and grumpy and I think the drilled/slotted brakes look cool and I doubt they will change the stopping distance either way by very much.
LBC's also have long term effects on short term memory. Did he switch to the GT brakes?

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SpitMan Doug Walls
Brandywine, Maryland, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "70 Spit"
1998 Chevrolet Corvette "Silver Fox"
2007 Chevrolet Silverado
2013 Chevrolet Malibu "Pearl Baby"
Wet behind the ears little snots......ha..ha..ha.

It's good to disagree from time to time. Keeps the arteries open!

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vnunnally Van Nunnally
Richmond, Virginia, USA   USA
I totally agree this website is fantastic whenever I have a problem I always contact somebody on here and they always get good advice I appreciate this website

vnunnally Van Nunnally
Richmond, Virginia, USA   USA
So how would you write them in the weather as far as being wet would you say they're about the same as just a regular disc

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
In the wet, I have more problems with tire traction and grip than brake performance.

If I were to go out on a limb. I would say the biggest variable with our brakes, is the pad that is used.

Some that are being sold form common parts suppliers are truly awful!

What is good and readily available for all around road use??? I have yet to hear a definitive feed back.

EBC Green or Yellow stuff? Kevlar ? ceramic? Metalic? Semi metalic? Organic? Brand?

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Brad.Cogan Bradley Cogan
RAF Cosford, Shropshire, UK   GBR
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Wray"
2007 Fiat Grande Punto "Pepper"
In reply to # 1495256 by vnunnally So how would you write them in the weather as far as being wet would you say they're about the same as just a regular disc

Noticeably better in the wet than standard. In the dry I can't tell any difference.



Brad Cogan

1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 'Wray'
2007 Fiat Grande Punto Active 1.2 'Pepper'

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quikrx Ralph Hansen
Antioch, Illinois, USA   USA
1962 Triumph Herald 1200
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Gloria"
1987 Mazda RX-7 "Mistress"
2003 Toyota Celica GT-S "Natasha"    & more
Tony, I run Hawk HPS or HP Plus on all my street cars - really good pads, cannot get them to fade, the hotter they get the better they work, HP Plus might be a bit noisy and definitely dirty, carbon pads, rotors wear a bit higher but not bad - none of my LBC's are currently on the road, used them on my Escort GT, Probe GT, 2 Celica GTS's (one sees a few laps at the track) and on my Tundra 4wd tow vehicle, greta pads, pricey, not affected by weather except you need at least 1 stop on a cold morning to get them working well

clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
All else equal, slotted/drilled vs stock rotors would be exactly the same in wet vs dry.
Again, their sole purpose is to increase the ability to handle heat under extreme use.
In wet weather, you are limited by tire traction, so the brakes will never get hot enough
for slotted/drilled rotors to exhibit better performance.

The fact that most folks also 'upgrade' to different pads when fitting slotted/drilled rotors,
makes me more skeptical of anecdotal 'feels better' before/after comparisons.

If you want them, fit them, there is little harm, just be aware that vendor claims are just that.

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vnunnally Van Nunnally
Richmond, Virginia, USA   USA
But Andy i already have them installed

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
In reply to # 1496265 by vnunnally But Andy i already have them installed

LOL. Would you still have purchased and installed them if you had read this thread first?



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Van the email address you sent is no good
I can pm you my address if you want



Andy&Sherry
1974 Spit 1500 Carmine Red
1977 Spit 1500 Pink Panther Pink

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vnunnally Van Nunnally
Richmond, Virginia, USA   USA
Yes I probably would have bought them

vnunnally Van Nunnally
Richmond, Virginia, USA   USA
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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
They're bling for mags.

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