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Old 03-01-2007, 10:54 AM   #13
Rob Levinson * UUC Motorwerks
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Originally Posted by imetis View Post
Drilled or slotted rotors will chew through pads faster, and any performance improvement is sketchy at best. My opinion is that the best performance is found with blank rotors and high performance pads.
Not quite. "Performance" is more than just 60-0.

In real-world use, slotted rotors provide additional benefits in water (rain) evacuation from the surface, and pad freshening to reduce glazing/squealing.

Additionally, they serve as a useful visual wear indicator... when the slots are gone, time to replace rotors!

That said, I have run the cheap drilled rotors with Axxis Ultimate pads before, and had great braking performance and no warping or cracking issues.
Then you're not using them hard.

Axxis pads, despite the marketing, are not "enthusiast" pads. They are very hard pads, and we've seen many instances of premature wear and surface cracking.

We test as many pads as possible so that we can offer our customers the best choices for their needs. I wish we found Axxis suitable, great profit margin!

- Rob
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