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What Brake Rotors?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 748923 posted 01/22/09 07:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 748953 posted 01/22/09 08:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 748966 posted 01/22/09 09:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mountain fronts, Brembo rears with Porterfield R4S pads front and rear



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 748971 posted 01/22/09 09:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749015 posted 01/22/09 11:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749130 posted 01/23/09 08:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Someone one used to sell a Wilwood kit with custom hubs for our car. I will have to look it up because I have been thinking of getting it.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749136 posted 01/23/09 08:38 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If you have the five lugs. these should fit web page



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749144 posted 01/23/09 09:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Try calling this place they are the ones I believe that used to make the kit for our cars. click Phone :480-967-7901.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749150 posted 01/23/09 09:33 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The vr-4 isn't listed, just the eclipse.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749187 posted 01/23/09 10:45 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749204 posted 01/23/09 11:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 749222 posted 01/23/09 11:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 750453 posted 01/26/09 06:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 750463 posted 01/26/09 06:57 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 750528 posted 01/26/09 08:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 750579 posted 01/26/09 09:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 750613 posted 01/26/09 10:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 750643 posted 01/26/09 11:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
They do make them. I can get them but they're almost $200 for the fronts.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 750973 posted 01/27/09 10:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
$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.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779229 posted 04/09/09 01:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
click

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

What size are the stock rotors?



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Edited by GeorgeBillings (04/09/09 01:07 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779485 posted 04/09/09 11:15 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i was also looking into these also. I think i will have to get the Brembo OE rotors for mine. I was thinking about gettin crossed rotors for the street...but i will wait till i go 5 lug conversion before i do anything big.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779663 posted 04/10/09 12:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have seen poor results from Powerslots in the past (warped in a very short time after some entertaining driving).

Ive had good personal experience with slotted Stoptech rotors (lots of agressive driving and no warping or cracking), but Im not sure if they are available for our cars.

Even factory drilled rotors can crack, ever look at the massive rotors on Lambos? Ive seen a few with a lot of hairlines.

It has to do with the way the rotors are made, the actual drilling process into a blank rotor is what will cause a rotor to crack. Some manufacturers use a different "drilling" method.

Its best to buy a good name brand rotor rather than spending the money on holes and slots. Ive had good luck with blanks before, they were a reputable brand. Ive seen drilled and slotted rotors go bad in no time.


Edited by 4thStroke (04/10/09 12:50 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 779835 posted 04/10/09 10:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I can still do kits for the VR4, it's in essence the same thing as a 1G. Four lug..five lug...doesn't matter.

Sorry, don't know what happened to my former account, needed a new name I guess.


Edited by ToddTCE1 (04/10/09 11:01 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 781389 posted 04/16/09 01:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting GeorgeBillings:

click

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

What size are the stock rotors?




If you're looking at the Brembos on there they're not the right ones. Stock should be 276mm. Those are for non VR-4 Galants. Brembo# 25880 is what you want.



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Quoting Ted Andkilde:

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





Are these confirmed.

I want to order a front set now. Just don't want to have to order something twice.



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