View Full Version : brakemotive rotors/pads!?


98gtp
05-04-2012, 08:14 PM
I've been seeing good things about brakemotive and at a decent price.il prob get their pads/rotors. Now jus need to decide if I should get slotted,drilled or blank rotors. The slotted and drilled are plated. Anyone else run their products? Thx in advance

libertyforall1776
05-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Get blanks, as slots and drilled are not providing you any value, from my research.

What, no Hawk? ;)

http://www.planetlsx.com/images/articles/148-19.jpg

98gtp
05-04-2012, 08:38 PM
I was thinking of hawk hps or plus actually but the deal on rotors/pad combo is pretty good. I actually like blanks a lot better but they don't have any coated blanks right now -__-

Azar_Hawke
05-04-2012, 10:02 PM
Slotted if you drive it hard, blanks if you don't. General consensus is never to get drilled.

98gtp
05-04-2012, 10:06 PM
Slotted if you drive it hard, blanks if you don't. General consensus is never to get drilled.

I def drive it more hard than anything. With that being said slotted rotors w hawk or z16?

heymoej
05-04-2012, 10:18 PM
put my brakemotive drilled/slotted with there pads on a few months ago.....

so far so good.

02TransAm/Batmobile
05-04-2012, 11:03 PM
Slotted if you drive it hard, blanks if you don't. General consensus is never to get drilled.

I'm looking into switching out my rotors and was contemplating either slotted or drilled, with drilled being my preference. Why is slotted preferred? Kinda liked the look of drilled over slotted.

therealcreeper
05-04-2012, 11:24 PM
I have brakemotive slotted only on my car

I went slotted only because they look a little better than blanks, and I'm not going to run my street brakes on the track anyway. I think they're a great deal, we'll see how they hold up.

ScrapinBye
05-05-2012, 12:09 AM
I'm looking into switching out my rotors and was contemplating either slotted or drilled, with drilled being my preference. Why is slotted preferred? Kinda liked the look of drilled over slotted.

U def can get both. Some folks on here are worried about stress cracks from the drilled rotors. They can happen, but from what I've seen only in cases where inferior blanks from china were used as the rotor from the get-go. I researched this topic endlessly, just to conclude that the stress cracks from drilled rotors was more of a fluke than anything else. Now they also have "dimpled" rotors which aren't drilled all the way thru, which is another option if your concerned about the cracking issue.

The slotted rotor design is also supposed to reduce brake fade and help cool the rotors as well. People prefer it over drilled because they think they dont have to worry about the stress cracks that goes along with the drilled ones. Me personally, I have both drilled and slotted rotors, and they're holding up great. I think they are the way to go, plus they look badass.

Azar_Hawke
05-05-2012, 12:22 AM
I def drive it more hard than anything. With that being said slotted rotors w hawk or z16?
Hawk.
I'm looking into switching out my rotors and was contemplating either slotted or drilled, with drilled being my preference. Why is slotted preferred? Kinda liked the look of drilled over slotted.
Modern drilled rotors add no real tangible performance benefit given today's pads but take away from the structural stability of the rotor. The first part has the potential to be false given the brake materials, but as for the second....
http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w440/Azar_Hawke/brakes1.jpg
I think the picture speaks for itself.

98gtp
05-05-2012, 08:21 AM
Hawk.

Modern drilled rotors add no real tangible performance benefit given today's pads but take away from the structural stability of the rotor. The first part has the potential to be false given the brake materials, but as for the second....
http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w440/Azar_Hawke/brakes1.jpg
I think the picture speaks for itself.


Damn. Then again I did same to the blanks on my 94 TA.

silver04goat
05-05-2012, 08:32 AM
Hopefully getting mine on in the next week or so. I bought brakemotive pads and rotors and goodridge stainless steel braided brake lines front and rear so hoping the brakes will be a lot firmer and responsive

meine96ws6
05-08-2012, 01:12 AM
I am running a set of brakemotive drilled/slotted for over half a year..the car has seen numerous track days, speeds 130+ into 55 mph turns.... my rotors are fine..
People honestly need to get over that "drilled :(" crap...

Amg's and bikes have been running them for years without issues.. i drive my z hard and love my brakes..

silversrtman
05-08-2012, 06:25 AM
ive got slotted from brakemotive and I love them...i drive the car really really hard

Azar_Hawke
05-08-2012, 12:36 PM
Granted, there is a possibility that mine are a rare bad set. But I don't like to repeat mistakes.

98gtp
05-08-2012, 09:21 PM
I jus ordered their slotted rotors/pads front + rear. Can't wait til they get here so I can test them out and finally change my warped d/s rotors

Firebirdmuscle
05-08-2012, 11:18 PM
I had brakemotives' drilled/slotted rotors on my old car and they were nice. Never had any problems what so ever. No cracks either. And I drove my car like I stole it. Fwiw...

demonspeed
05-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Another Brakemotive user. For the price, they are unbeatable. And contrary to what all the "experts" would like to think, the majority of people aren't looking to be the next "big thing" on the track. Economics and utility ftw ;)

SSHAWK
05-10-2012, 02:31 PM
Another Brakemotive user here to and I love them ... They helped out a lot!

baalic
05-10-2012, 02:43 PM
Brakemotive customer here..

Quick question sorry for the hijack but on my rears i pit the driv side on pass side and vice versa.

Other then asthetically wrong, anyone see a potetial issue with this.

camaroboy14
05-14-2012, 04:43 PM
I have brake motive set up, and so far good :) but idk what it is they squeek sometimes:/ anyways they stop great .

baalic
05-14-2012, 05:40 PM
I have brake motive set up, and so far good :) but idk what it is they squeek sometimes:/ anyways they stop great .



You should have applied brake grease to the back of the pads then...

98gtp
05-15-2012, 06:44 PM
Jus got my order for the front + rear slotted rotors and pads. Can't wait for weather to get better so I can throw them on

98gtp
05-15-2012, 08:27 PM
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/YSBeastZ28/IMAG0736.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/YSBeastZ28/IMAG0737.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/YSBeastZ28/IMAG0738.jpg

Tribal
05-15-2012, 09:27 PM
i have been running the brakemotive blanks for a couple of months and I have never had a problem. No noise and the definitely stop the car. I am harsh on brakes so I have been impressed. plus I drive 120 miles round-trip daily so even though it has only been a couple of months they have seen a lot of road time.

Brakemotive
05-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Brakemotive customer here..

Quick question sorry for the hijack but on my rears i pit the driv side on pass side and vice versa.

Other then asthetically wrong, anyone see a potetial issue with this.

Not at all! If you put the "L" on the passenger side, and the "R" on the driver side, it will not affect the performance in any way! :cheers:

Azar_Hawke
05-16-2012, 11:26 AM
98gtp, when you are first driving be warned the pads are very, very high dust. They get a lot better after break in.

Tribal
05-16-2012, 11:55 AM
I did not have a problem with dust on mine. But we did have alot of rain those first 2 weeks of putting them on.

StuntmanMike
05-16-2012, 05:20 PM
I went with blanks. For anyone worried about a lcak of coating, just clean them up real good then paint mine.

I put my rears on last summer (fronts that were on there are still holding up fine), and painted the rotors with VHT high heat silver. The look great, and haven't rusted.

CamaroZ28_LS1
05-16-2012, 06:44 PM
Not at all! If you put the "L" on the passenger side, and the "R" on the driver side, it will not affect the performance in any way! :cheers:


funny, you almost sound very smart ass-ish LOL!!!

Your brake package is working very well on my car. Stops much better then it use to. :cool:

Brakemotive
05-17-2012, 09:23 AM
funny, you almost sound very smart ass-ish LOL!!!

Your brake package is working very well on my car. Stops much better then it use to. :cool:

LOL That was not my intent, I was just trying to explain. :thumb:

98gtp
05-18-2012, 05:13 PM
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http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/YSBeastZ28/IMAG0744.jpg
http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj640/YSBeastZ28/IMAG0743.jpg

rlatulipe5591
05-26-2012, 10:59 PM
running the drilled and slotted from brakemotive for about 2 months so good so far and worth the money can def tell a difference even if they last 2 years they are still worth the money imo and they looks bad ass

rlatulipe5591
05-26-2012, 11:05 PM
I have brake motive set up, and so far good :) but idk what it is they squeek sometimes:/ anyways they stop great .

mine do squeak lightly every now and then but only faintly

blackjack325
05-30-2012, 08:43 PM
Drilled and slotted here from break motive using their provided ceramic pads. They did give me quite a bit of break dust. 500miles in and the dust has dropped to almost nothing.
Love the rotors and they look great behind the wheel.

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv224/frankrod84/97%20Z28%2030th%20Anniversary/IMAG0500.jpg

bizerk1
06-01-2012, 07:22 PM
So, it seems to be split 50/50 or 60/40 that drilled is bad, Is getting drilled/slotted rotors bad? Are they good for DD, I like how they look. These fit LT1 brakes? I am looking at getting some for front and rear on mine at end of month