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What Brake Rotors?

I did a search but really couldn't find a difinitive answer..... I need to replace the front rotors on #1303. The rotors I have I believe I bought on eBay about 3 years ago, they are basically stock replacements that were drilled & slotted (they were not Powerslots). Anyway, as I am digging into the car to get it ready for the upcoming autocross season I noticed the left front is heavily cracked, from the last track day I ran I suppose. I looked on Tire Rack, but the only thing they list for the GVR4 is Brembo stock replacements. I would like something that is slotted, but not drilled (prone to cracking & not neccessary in autocrossing). What rotors do you guys run? Best place to get them? I will be using Hawk HP+ pads, I've always had great results from them. Let me know, thanks!
 

Terry Posten

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Get these.

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That is what I am running and for the price, if they crack in 1 year, buy new ones.

I have installed these rotors and pads on Grand Prixs, Mazda 3's, and the Galant. They are awesome and the price is second to none.
 

KT

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Mountain fronts, Brembo rears with Porterfield R4S pads front and rear
 

belize1334

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At autocross you don't need to worry about slotted and drilled. I ran KVR pads and OE replacement rotors from RockAuto.com and they held up fine. I don't think you'll have issues until you start doing RoadRacing at which point you're going to find the entire brake-system completely inadequate and you'll either do a big-brake upgrade or decide that you need a different car for that event.
 

I think I am just going to order up some Brembo stock replacement vented rotors & new Hawk HP+ pads through Tire Rack. I think the rotors are about $60-70 each, which may be a little more than others, but it's pretty hard to go wrong with the Brembo name. I don't really plan to track the car anytime soon, so it should be OK. Just a side note, are there any big-brake kits we can use without swapping to 5-lug? In my autocross class, I can put bigger calipers & rotors, I just can't change the hubs/spindles.
 

joec

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Is that listing for front Brembo GVR-4 rotors a new thing at tirerack.com? I seem to remember in the past that they were only available for the rears and non-turbo Galants?

I think someone had received front Brembos when ordering from rockauto.com but I know when I ordered them they were made in Italy, but not labeled as Brembo.
 

vr4play

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I have talked with the guys at TCE and they the vr4 kit is still available just not listed on their website. I may also be able to get a group buy going through the our company. I just need to know how many people would be interested.
 

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I've got the Brembo blanks (5-lug) and never had any issues with them. I'd highly recommend the Porterfield R4S pads. They're great for autox.
 

Ted Andkilde

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The Raybestos PG plus rotors have been Brembos in the past, $28 apiece from RockAuto, there's a sticky somewhere on the site for a discount code as well.

Slotted or drilled rotors are pointless rice on a street car.

Cheers, Ted
 

G

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Brembo stopped bringing them in for a few years, but now tire rack has them as well as me. Tire rack probably got them to make a batch of them after multiple requests.
 

Just ordered up the Brembo replacements & Hawk HP Plus pads through Tire Rack, should have them by week's end. I definitely won't go drilled again, but slotted rotors have always worked well for me, I even have them on my truck. Thanks guys for the info & ideas.
 

I would recommend just a oem rotor and have a machine shop cut some slots in them. I stay away from rotors that are drilled unless they are oem on that particular vehicle.

Why not powerslot?
 

As far as I know, Powerslot does not make a front rotor for our cars. I think they make them in 5-lug for the later 1G DSMs, but not 4-lug. What's funny is that they do make them for the non-turbo Galants /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
 

$200 each or for the pair? I spent $69 each for the Brembo replacements, so if it's for the pair that doesn't seem too bad.
 

GeorgeBillings

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I found this. Has anyone bought rotors from them before?

What size are the stock rotors?
 
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