Has anyone tried these rotors

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  1. corvette744

    corvette744 2004 Z-71

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    Wondering if these are worth the extra cost.Im sick of my brakes they suck.I have power slot rotors and good pads but it still doesn't stop like i want it to.I also put the stainless lines helped a bit.Overall disgusted with this braking system need an upgrade.I couldnt even get the antilock brakes to activate today from 60mph.I have the hydroboost system if that gets asked.If anyone has tried these rotors what do you think.Pics???https://www.autoanything.com/brakes/61A3943A0A0A2635083.aspx
     
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    just what dont ya like about the brakes? keep in mind its heavy ass boat. not a sports car.

    i run R1 e line drilled and slotted with their scorched ceramic pads. use them on all my cars. they got bite and stop damn good on everything so far. replacement pads are cheap too down the road. the hoe ran me 200 shipped off the r1 ebay store.
     
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    Way to much pedal pressure to even get it to stop,i dont drive it daily maybe 1 time a month.I feel if i had to make an emergeny brake im screwed.So i want to install the big brake kit not sure of the proper verbage of what its called on here.Just wondering if anyone ever installed these big rotors??
     
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    You have the stock NBS brakes? Theres the NNBS brake upgrade. There is also the Z06 upgrade
    http://www.silveradoss.com/forums/topic/64830-z06-brake-conversion/
    http://www.silveradoss.com/forums/topic/90596-z06-adapter-bracket-group-buy/?page=3
    (Going to have to verify this will work here)


    Maybe I need to go read up more, but I've always thought cross drilled was to let the gas out and to help with cooling. They provide less surface area (slow you down less for one stop), but will cool off better for multiple stops. If you brake frequently because you are driving like you are on a race course, or if you ride someone's tail and brake too often, they are good, but are worse than only slotted or just then what blanks would be, if you want/need that one big quick stop. Kind of like saying blanks/slotted are best for a driving style for the country. Cross drilled are better for a driving style as if you were in the city.


    I HAVE TO ASK, just to make sure: If you are getting too much pedal travel with hydroboost are you sure its bled properly with fresh fluid?
     
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    you mean the pedal is hard as a rock all the time? that would not be the brakes themselves.
     
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    Brakes have been bleed and new fluid-all 4 new rotors and tried 2 different pads.Same result pedal feels mushy like their is cardboard between the pad and rotor.No the pedal is not hard as a rock not at all.I dont care how much this thing ways it should stop alot faster than what it does.I have done brakes for 20 yrs this is the worst factory brakes i have felt.I am wanting to change calipers to the newer yrs 07 and up with the bigger rotors.If that doesnt work im smashing it into a wall.

    Goodridge brake lines 037.JPG
     
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    ok, try this, hdro bleed.

    jack up the front of the truck, i use the K frame up front, lift the whole thing up. then engine running, pump the brake pedal 20 times, then turn the engine off but key to run and turn the wheels lock to lock 15 times.

    just about every time i do this fluid shoots out the p/s res, so lay some card board down just encase its burps and pushes fluid out. ive done it cap off and on, both times is a mess. choice is yours here lol

    if you let your master run dry or damn near close to dry, you might need to bleed it as well. with a pedal pusher pump the brakes up, hold the brakes and crack the line nut on the master, ( just like a caliper bleeder) if its got air you will hear it spitting out, repeat till its just fluid on both lines. i like to break it free, then snug it up wrench on the nut, then i like to wrap a rag around the line nut. keeps fluid from going all over. then you will need to re bleed all 4 calipers.
     
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    Just to ask the obvious, but are all of your bleed screws facing up? Sounds like air in the system or caliper issues.. my brakes felt like that before the hydroboost. I'd recommend bleeding the hydroboost as well.

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    Was bleed with an automatic bleeder with all new fluid.Bleeder screws are in stock location.Doesnt feel like air in the system feels more like carboard between the brake pad and rotor not enough bite for me.Seems to get a little better when hot.2nd set of pads on power stop rotors still stops like shit.
     
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    I think you should just torch it and buy a Prius. I hear they stop real good. Or man up and buy some Wilwoods. ;)
     

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