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So I have read that slotted rotors lower pad life since they bite into the pad more. Any truth to this?:confused:
Well, to increase braking power, there is going to be more brake wear. Yes, slotted rotors will have more pad wear, but will also brake better compared to a blank rotor (no holes or slots, etc.). However, the difference in pad wear comparing a slotted rotor vs. a blank rotor is minimal. This is why most owners with slotted rotors don't even notice the difference... I can't.

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In order to have more stopping power you have to create more friction. More friction will increase bite and stopping power. That being said, the reason you buy the SRT-8 instead of the base model is for the performance from that big engine. You're burning more fuel vs. the base model. Brakes are the same way to increase stopping power you have to create more friction slotted rotors will increase initial bite. Aggressive pads will increase friction which lead to more wear and more wear will lead to more dust.

Performance is not free you have to give up something to gain performance.
 
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