When replacing your brake rotors, you may opt to upgrade to drilled, slotted, or vented rotors. Which brake rotor is best? What brake rotors will perform better? What are the best options for performance brakes? Ultimately, vented disc are great for heat rejection. Slotted rotors can aid in moving debris away from the rotor, and potentially adding a biting surface for the pad to contact. Drilled rotors aren't used in professional racing due to the stress failures they tend to have.

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    • mudog35

      what about muddin in your trucks what are the best brakes that will last?

      about 4 days ago
    • Dewayne Miguel
      Dewayne Miguel

      I dont use my brakes anymore i have drilled and slotted sketchers fred flinstone cant be wrong hes been using his feet since the stoneage ps nikeys wear out too fast sketchers seem to be the best choice

      about 8 days ago
    • David M
      David M

      you are not too bright. The amount of material you remove by drilling or slotting is very small. The best is to slot and dimple the rotors to stop them from cracking. I have used slotted/dimpled rotors on my last 4 cars and the brake fade dropped to zero and the braking distance did not change!!! Do your homework next time!!!!

      about 8 days ago
    • Rocket wj
      Rocket wj

      I swear by drilled and slotted rotors. They dont really warp or pulsate and the pads lasts longer.

      about 9 days ago
    • Chefm4477

      I have a saying, "Measure it with a Micrometer, Mark it with a piece of chalk, and Cut it with an Ax!" Who care if Drilled Rotors improve performance or not, they look FANTASTIC! I will be installing some on our ML 350 MB, it not a RACE CAR, but I'll appreciate the look everyday. The ML 350 doesn't use Drill Rotors as standard but the MB GLK 350 come from the factory with Drilled front Rotors. IMO Mercedes wouldn't put Drilled Rotors on because they look cool, they do it for a reason!

      about 12 days ago
    • sever 13 clouds
      sever 13 clouds

      always a good vid ty for posting

      about 13 days ago
    • ATL RIOT
      ATL RIOT

      What's the math on how much faster slotted eats up pads?

      about 16 days ago
    • Knuckle_Bump

      What about dimpled rotors?

      about 17 days ago
    • Ken Page
      Ken Page

      Dimpled? ..

      about 18 days ago
    • NetVoyagerOne

      What about drill holes that don't go all the way through?

      about 23 days ago
    • route five
      route five

      You are incorrect about drilled rotors they are more suited for racing the holes are not to vent gas it is to reduce weight

      about 1 month ago
    • ivo ore
      ivo ore

      Great video. Thank you!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Wifredo Cancel
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      about 1 month ago
    • Luke Skywalker
      Luke Skywalker

      If drilled rotars are such a bad idea, then why do all motor cycles have them and mine have never cracked after 90,000 miles.

      about 1 month ago
    • Lightning lashX
      Lightning lashX

      great video mate.

      wondering about dimpled rotors I had some slotted and dimpled rotors with ceramic pads awhile back on brembos great all round but always wondered if the dimples were a for looks like trying to look like drilled without being drilled because of the downsides of drilled or if they acted the Same as slotted other wise it's just reducing the rotor face for the pads?

      about 1 month ago
    • The Gallery
      The Gallery

      Thank you. This was very helpful and educational

      about 1 month ago
    • 2013DK

      So whats Best?

      about 1 month ago
    • Alexander Sinco
      Alexander Sinco

      The coolest brake disk are without doubt the carbon fiber ones on the Moto GP bikes, super cool.

      about 2 months ago
    • SAINT 65
      SAINT 65

      Drilled rotors are lighter.
      [everything else being equal]

      about 2 months ago
    • Jimaine Beamsley
      Jimaine Beamsley

      Awesome vid man, cheers

      about 2 months ago
    • Riccardo Spadano
      Riccardo Spadano

      Real world testing with a V-box?

      about 2 months ago
    • TheGreekPhysik.com

      Solid rotors please. They eat up pads twice as fast. Forget the good looks.

      about 2 months ago
    • frostybandit1
      frostybandit1 In reply to TheGreekPhysik.com

      I heavy haul and run the drilled and slotted on my truck. It has prevented my wheels from not applying enough braking power.

      about 1 month ago
    • John Boy
      John Boy

      I had a question. Are drilled / slotted rotors better then for Street use?? Vs just drilled??

      about 2 months ago
    • nigel neale
      nigel neale

      Drilled discs do not crack in normal use when they are fitted by the car manufacturer, only when made as an aftermarket afterthought by people who don't know what they are doing who put the holes in the wrong places. Slotted discs are inherently stronger. Both do the same job - not for cooling but for allowing the gas plasma and dust occurring under braking to escape and not act as a lubricant between the pad and the disc.

      about 2 months ago
    • Educated Man
      Educated Man

      What about balancing rotors? Should the wheel balanced on the car with this in mind?

      about 3 months ago
    • ACE MAC
      ACE MAC

      Yeah when I upgraded my rotors to drillsloted I actually gain 45 1/2 hp on the dyno.

      about 3 months ago
    • mgallag4

      Can you explain the mechanical advantage of the wave rotors? The waves remove mass from the outermost portion of the rotor ... is the idea to reduce rotating mass/inertia? At the same time, that looks like it drastically cuts down on the surface area the pads have to grab. I've never found a good explanation of why these are above and beyond plain round rotors.

      Additionally, I'm interested if you know anything about cryogenic treatment of rotors? I'm a metallurgist, and I can say that this treatment does potentially "do something" (depending on the chemistry of the rotors and the prior heat treatment history of the metal). However, I don't see how those structural changes on a microscopic level do anything for what amounts to a friction surface.

      Love your stuff ... thanks!

      about 3 months ago
    • poikaa3

      Advantages of slotted and drilled rotors.... Lighter weight, cools faster, looks impressive. Disadvantages...... Less surface area for braking, corrosion build up, faster ware on pads, uneven heat leads to cracking, drilled and slotted solid rotors tend to warp. I went back to solid rotors!

      about 3 months ago
    • Deo Hasslehoff
      Deo Hasslehoff

      Drum Brakes 4 lyf!!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • tacosR1 Gaming
      tacosR1 Gaming

      So does that stop the squeaking that brembos make?

      about 4 months ago