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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Comments

    • david jack
      david jack

      if your doing trackdays you want low cost rotors & high quality pads, endless or hawk are popular. shuddering from warping is annoying.

      about 1 day ago
    • Tom Cooper
      Tom Cooper

      I disagree. On my truck I fought warped rotors for years. The truck came with vented rotors from the factory and pulling trailers they warped fast. I next tried dimpled and slotted vented roters. They were better but still warped just not as fast. For the last 10 years I have been using drilled and slotted vented rotors. In making this change my warping problem gone and my breaking distances have shortened. Maybe for a little zoom zoom car drilled and slotted aren't good but for a truck with a trailer they are great.

      about 1 day ago
    • 40 ciz
      40 ciz

      What if ur not racing ur car just driving it should I still get the drilled rotor?

      about 6 days ago
    • Haas Squadda
      Haas Squadda In reply to 40 ciz

      Yeah. I just ordered some. I drive a riviera. 🤷🏾‍♂️

      about 4 days ago
    • John Blair
      John Blair

      Also - didn't see you touch on dimpled rotors - essentially an attempt to curb the side effects of drilling yet still get some of the benefit. OH yeah... AND what about Cross-drilled vs. just "Drilled" - probably getting too deep for this forum, but all things I am curious about. Know whats needed? a PROPER DISCUSSION (as in YOU need to tackle it, lol) of brake "Bed-in" or "Burnishing" procedure. My 2 questions are: "how much gentle break in before attempting a high thermal bed-in procedure" and "different procedures for different friction materials. NO one seems to touch on these points.

      about 7 days ago
    • John Blair
      John Blair

      Thanks for some of the best technical discussion on YouTube. I know you have limited time to explain stuff and don't want to get too far into the weeds on things, but could you discuss Pillar Vented Rotors at some point? I have had several Brembo's with PVT and they make some pretty persuasive arguments for doing it this way, such as More thermal exchange surface, and Greater air turbulence. Perhaps a comparison with vanes, curved vanes and different shaped Pillars that Brembo is researching. Is it JUST Brembo? They have a LOT of racing experience but still curious if others are doing things along these lines.

      about 7 days ago
    • pinkertonj1
      pinkertonj1

      This was a very good Video, I drive at 1972 pacer and I got a brand new anchored and toss it out the window, it stops Pretty quick when I hit the end of the rope.

      about 9 days ago
    • G Lasser
      G Lasser

      Directional rotors...
      To *pump* air the cuped vanes scoop air in from the outside towards the hub, unlike the spin arrow shown on white board !

      DIRECTION:
      If you spin a "pump" *backwards*... nothing happens, no pressure, no vacuum, nothing!
      🤗

      about 9 days ago
    • HemoSHITgeroa69 Fagg
      HemoSHITgeroa69 Fagg

      Extremely helpful for deciding which ones to buy

      about 10 days ago
    • Stephen Cannon
      Stephen Cannon

      Slotted is my way.

      about 13 days ago
    • chuckschilling
      chuckschilling

      Many/most machine shops will refuse to resurface drilled rotors because their milling machine cutters tend to dig in and get damaged by the edges of the holes. Another reason not to buy drilled rotors.

      about 16 days ago
    • b. J.
      b. J.

      great video. I always learn something useful in your videos. Thank you.

      about 16 days ago
    • The Professional
      The Professional

      To everyone, remember this, TORQUE YOUR LUGNUTS, reduces warping.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ken Shaw
      Ken Shaw

      Drilled rotors cannot not be resurfaced.

      about 1 month ago
    • EVOLUTION
      EVOLUTION

      Performance friction V3 are the best rotors in the world.

      about 1 month ago
    • Cornelius Doggins
      Cornelius Doggins

      Drilled = Weight Reduction

      about 1 month ago
    • John
      John

      I do a lot of hauling with my Tundra. I think I will replace my rear rotors with OEM but get some slotted front rotors. The pads the truck came with put off a lot of dust. Right now Im thinking I will use some ceramic Akebono pads all around.

      about 1 month ago
    • Greg H
      Greg H

      I've been around race cars and racing my whole life and the only time I seen a drilled rotor break is when it was involved in a major accident. Never seen a drilled rotor fail from heat..real race cars have v8's and crossed drilled rotors..lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Bill Anastasiou
      Bill Anastasiou

      Sounds Like you know your stuff... So SUV Hyundai Tucson 2012 AWD 2.4 Limited. Front and pack pads and rotors My best affordable option would be what?? Any feedback would be appreciated thanks in advance. Bill

      about 1 month ago
    • CJ S
      CJ S

      I think the science is overrated. They're cool looking. End of story. It's about aesthetics. I don't put too much stock into quality. There are highend super cars with traditional smooth rotors, not so much nowadays where everyone wants like you said.. awesome looks and colored calibers of course.

      about 1 month ago
    • mudog35
      mudog35

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

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Rocket wj
      Rocket wj

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Chefm4477
      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 2 months ago
    • sever 13 clouds
      sever 13 clouds

      always a good vid ty for posting

      about 2 months ago
    • ATL RIOT
      ATL RIOT

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Knuckle_Bump
      Knuckle_Bump

      What about dimpled rotors?

      about 2 months ago
    • Ken Page
      Ken Page

      Dimpled? ..

      about 2 months ago
    • NetVoyagerOne
      NetVoyagerOne

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

      about 2 months 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 3 months ago