Performance Brake Disc Drilled Slotted Rotors for Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2009.
What about Rotors. What type do you have. Did you know there are different kinds of disc rotors. For the normal everyday driving you probably have the drilled rotors. For performance vehicles they would more than likely have slotted rotors which have channels milled into the surface. Both types disc rotors have the holes or channels drilled into them to eliminate heat, dirt and water which if not done will prematurely wear out your disc pads and disc rotors causing you an unneeded expense.
For performance cars the slotted disc rotors work the best in keeping the heat down between the disc pad and the slotted disc rotor. The milled channel slots in the rotors basically allow unwanted materials to move safely out of the way. Dirt, grime and water are all materials that cause damage to your rotors and pads. Slotted rotors are great, but they do tend to wear the pads out a lot faster causing you to keep a constant eye on them because you don't want them to damage the sub straight of the rotors. You will need to to factor this added expense into your decision of which type or disc rotor is right for you and your vehicle and most importantly your driving conditions and style. Weighing the cost factor according to your type of driving against your disc rotor choice and disc pad choice is essential.
The drilled disc Rotors help dissipate heat that builds up also. Excessive heat can lead to problems such as fade, which would be an issue during unknown circumstances occurring, such as going through water or an immediate reaction from an accident ahead. The holes in the rotors help get the water, heat and built up gases to dissipate much faster which helps increase the safety factor. Some of the draw backs for the drilled disc rotors are the fact that drilling holes in the rotor weakens the wall which could result in rotor and pad failure. Over a certain time frame with repeated stress the disc rotors can even crack.
Changing your brake pads is easy and a quick fix. However before you install the pads it is essential that you examine the rotors for any anomaly or excessive wear. This is the time to catch such problems. You may want to take the rotors into a machine shop for their inspection, they will be able to pick up hair line fractures more easily than you. It is always good practice to have your rotors machined by a reputable speed and machine shop.
- · · Slotted and Drilled
- · · OEM Replacement
- · · Eliminate Heat
- · · Stop Quicker
- · · Change Brake Pads When Changing Rotors and Calipers