1. Daniel Romero

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    Hello all!

    I’m looking for some slotted rotors for a 1973 Fury III. Any online sources you can recommend would be appreciated.
     
  2. Wollfen

    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Rockauto is probably going to be your best source.
     
  3. CBODY67

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    Slotted rotors won't make up for poor brake pad friction material. Read the "edge code" and look for frictions with the highest letter codes for best performance.

    Early road racers put ducting from the front bumper area to the backside of the backing plates, which had been "ventilated", on drum brake "road racers" of the earlier '60s. So, also having good undercar air circulation can be necessary for best brake cooling performance, solid or slotted rotors.

    It seems that many newer ultra-perf vehicles have softer brake rotors than in the past. Or the metallurgy might be similar, but the friction materials are more aggressive. End result, pads AND rotors are needed for EACH brake job. It's claimed that if you did turn the newer rotors, by the time you got 1/2 way through the pad life, you'd need new rotors. End result . . . brake jobs that cost close to $2K! One reason to get a 36K/3 yr lease that covers "brake jobs"! Rather than a "buy it and keep it" orientation.

    Last year, we got 4 factory slotted rotors, pad wear sensors, and brake pads for a late model Land Rover (mid-size) in our shop. Our dealer cost from the LR dealer was $1300.00. A 30% markup and labor would put that brake job, for a $40K vehicle, in the $2K territory.

    Just some observations,
    CBODY67
     
  4. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Golly, that hurts the pocketbook.
     
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    most shops cant turn a slotted rotor and just throw them away.....
     
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    twostick Senior Member

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    Zero reason for slotted rotors on a street car other than to be able to point through the wheel spokes and go "Oooo, slotted rotors"

    Kevin
     
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  7. thrashingcows

    thrashingcows Senior Member

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    Having agreed with this comment I have to confess that I do have a set of slotted rotors on my wagon with 73 Disc upgrade. I put them on many years ago when I "thought" it was the thing to do and my old OEM rotors were too thin and warped. They were off shore units and the machining was OK but the rotors were left with metal filings stuck inside the housing and the fins and after a day of driving it all broke loose and contaminated the grease internally and scoured the rotor and pads when it got caught up between the two.

    But having said all that Have I noticed any benefit....not really.:rolleyes:
     
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  8. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Visual Horsepower...

    less ugly than hood scoops though...
     
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  9. Big_John

    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    ^This^

    Same for drilled rotors.
     
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  10. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Slotted rotors on a 4 door sedan, yet... [​IMG]
     
  11. 65Fury440

    65Fury440 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    So are you saying chrome is bad too?

    Should I paint my bumpers ? :stop:
     
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  12. 70bigblockdodge

    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Chrome is very bad for horsepower. I think you should sell it immediately (to me)
     
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  13. MarPar

    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Chrome dont get ya home...
     
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  14. 65Fury440

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    The only thing I really want chrome is my glass front bumper, so many other things to do first.

    If I had anything good chrome you could have it. I have some old BB chrome valve covers but they have some rust on them, didn't think they were good enough to send.
    Wait, i do have some lug nuts...
     
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  15. 65Fury440

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    I have to drill some relief holes in the back of my hood scoop, so in reality I'll have a slotted hood scoop. I was hoping we could be friends. :(
     
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  16. thrashingcows

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    Ahhh speed holes....:D

     
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