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It's time to replace my pads and rotors on my 2005 Legacy GT, and I've been searching and reading through this forum looking for brake information. I am planning on ordering a set of the new Hawk HPS pads, which have finally become available, but while I find lots of pad topics, rotor topics are a bit scarce. What would recommendations be for a good rotor? I won't be tracking/autocrossing the vehicle, so I think that all the competition level rotors would be overkill. And while I'm not opposed to buying slotted rotors, I am in the process of buying a new house, so money is an issue. Would I be best off just buying a new set of OEM rotors? Or is there something better than won't cost a fortune?

 

Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated,

 

Thanks,

 

Steve

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I had my original rotors replaced under warrantee, but the replacements (OEM) seem to be doing great. I changed to some nice pads (SS-M) and it's been great. With upgraded pads, I think stock rotors would be fine for street-only (and probably an occassional autox and light track). If you can get a good deal on them, I think you'd be fine.
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I had my original rotors replaced under warrantee, but the replacements (OEM) seem to be doing great. I changed to some nice pads (SS-M) and it's been great. With upgraded pads, I think stock rotors would be fine for street-only (and probably an occassional autox and light track). If you can get a good deal on them, I think you'd be fine.

 

how you do that?

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You can get stock rotors for ~$65 a piece for the front ones if you buy them online. They seem to be holding up pretty well to light track use with SS-S pads.

 

Stay way from drilled rotors.

 

Slotted rotors are ok, but they eat pads up a lot faster.

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how you do that?

 

Just depends on the dealer and situation. They tried resurfacing and that didn't work (I paid for the resurface). I noted I didn't autox, track, etc., and it seemed unacceptable for rotors to have this sort of problem this early.

 

As many have noted, if you get a decent set, OEM rotors are good and relatively cheap, especially for street use.

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haha nice what pads were you using? The SS-Ms or meaner track pads?

 

I was doing some comparsions, but I used Carbotech XP10s and XP12s.. my SS-Ms are autox and street use only now.. I only used the SS-Ms for that one track day to see how "worthy" they are.. and the SS-Ms do their job when the task demands it. But I have resorted to using track dedicated pads instead and save the "dustless" pads for street use instead ;)

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I was doing some comparsions, but I used Carbotech XP10s and XP12s.. my SS-Ms are autox and street use only now.. I only used the SS-Ms for that one track day to see how "worthy" they are.. and the SS-Ms do their job when the task demands it. But I have resorted to using track dedicated pads instead and save the "dustless" pads for street use instead ;)

 

lol, that was after Keefe cracked two sets of RB rotors. The DBA rotors we supplied him held up to the 95+ degree ambient temps at VIR.... and kicked ass ;)

 

If this is for a street vehicle, I dont see the need to spend 3 times more on rotors. Just get OE blanks and be done with it. Perhaps get some Hawk or Cabotech ceramic based street pads that will be a little easier on rotor wear.

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