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Old 12-06-2012, 08:23 AM   #14307
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Originally Posted by pavlo1994 View Post
I ordered Drilled rotors and hawk pads.

Reasoning behind drilled as explained by one of the Head techs at BMW north america plant in NJ.

When the brake pedal is applied the brake pads heat up and produce gasses because of the compound in the brake pads. Now when you go to step on the pedal again some of those gasses are trapped between which causes brake fade, with drilled rotors the gasses escape which helps you retain stopping power. As well as keeping the rotors cool so they dont warp.

Anyway it was time for brakes anyway.
Only racing pads create any amount of gas that could cause a problem. Street pads do not make gas. At least the drills will look cool.
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