2004 Forester Xt
Has anyone had experience and or input with Centric cross drilled and slotted rotors? I am wondering because I picked up three complete sets for under $100 and am wondering if these are any good.
IF you're doing time attack or heavy circuit racing, then they might have a slight benefit. Otherwise they're just causing worse wear on everything, less smooth braking, and less rotor surface area. Why pay nearly twice as much for something that decreases performance?Wow hook me up with a set lol
Yeah I've also never really felt the benefits of cross drilled or slotted. Granted, it wasn't another Forester I tried it on but I don't see the point for a DD car. Maybe a tracked car would benefit but I've seen some guys just switch back to blanks to get more smooth braking feedback.
Well in that regard, centric is probably one of the better brands of rotor. iirc they're made by stoptech (or the same people who make the rotors for stoptech?). So far my centric premiums are holding up better than autozone blanks, RacingBrake slotted, and oem.I realize that there are not any performance benefits for cross drilled rotors. I went with cross drilled rotors for looks. I don't track my car, and I don't think I will have issues with the cross drilled rotors cracking. The original poster did not ask for opinions on cross drilled vs. slotted vs. blanks, but was rather just looking for information regarding centric rotors.
Their ecoated premium blanks are cheaper than the inferior brembo blanks (~ $37 each for fronts). Not sure on the other styles, didn't know they made crossdrilled/slotted ones. I picked them up initially because they were the -only- ones making higher end coated rotors that weren't slotted, which I had been looking for, for a while (was not very happy with the RB slotted I had on previously)I was worried about the price= low quality.
I haven't bothered looking how much they are new.
They looked so good in the box, of boxes