Cleaning up the fenderwells and putting on cross drilled and slotted rotors

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  1. 95Grandtouring5.0

    95Grandtouring5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Thats all I have done so far, this is going to be a day or 2 project. Im hoping to be done the rear by tonight and start on the front tomorrow.
     
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    looks like a good start keep it updated i have to get two new front rotors and a caliper here pretty soon.
     
  3. Lightning Struck

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    keep posting new pics :D
     
  4. 95Grandtouring5.0

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    here are some more :)


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  5. Dalamar

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    looking good man, the brakes and rotors make a huge visual improvement, you'll like em ;D
     
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    yeah we didnt get quite done tonight, but tomorrow is another day and hopefully the front will go more smoothly.
     
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  8. Matt94GT

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    fawk yea, i painted my inner fenders and caliper brackets and my brakes looked 10X better, defff worth it man car looks great!
     
  9. 95Grandtouring5.0

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    Almost complete.


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  10. Lightning Struck

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    Lookin GOOD
     
  11. TxCobrA98

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    very good! man those fenderwells look good! i love the cross drilled and slotted to!
     
  12. 95Grandtouring5.0

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    yeah we also polished the exhaust pipe where it runs through. Look through some of the pics and you will find one of it looking REALLY DIRTY. Then another one or 2 where it is nice and shiney. It's amazing what polish does.
     
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    what did you use to paint the inner fenderwells.
     
  14. TxCobrA98

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    im sure Paul is going to have some sort of a smirk on his face and a "how in the hell can you be that dumb" but i will ask anyways. ;D

    exactly what do you do to polish stuff like that? and what products did you use.. can you kinda give me a quick tutorial on how to do it? because i want to do my tailpipes and some stuff under the hood.

    and wow that is an amazing finish. it goes from like raw aluminum or steel or w/e it is, to like mirror finish.. how do you do that? ive never polished something.
     
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    Looking good :rockyou:
     
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    looks very nice and very clean!

    i should do this to my car one day when i get off my ass!
     
  17. SRT Handz

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    I heard Cross-drill rottors crack...what do you guys think on the matter?
     
  18. Dalamar

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    That's a point that got blown way out of proportion on the forums.

    the famous crack they show is from a track car, hours of hard breaking.

    They now beveled the rim of the hole to make it less of a stress point.

    I've never had any problem with mine.
    THe crossdrilling will keep the rotors cooler, that's what you need.
    And they look sweet. ;D
     
  19. ryclef331

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    Rotors are cross drilled to vent gases out from between the pad and the rotor. As the pad "burns" away, gasses are produced between the two. Under extreme heat and hard braking, those gases on a solid rotor can push the pad back and off the rotor causing a loss of braking power. The slots wipe the face of the pad clean so you have a constant fresh surface. THAT is why they're slotted and drilled. The vents sandwiched in the middle of rotor (around the circumference) are for cool. Sure, the drilled holes assist a lil bit in cooling but that isn't the original intention. Just a lil FYI
     
  20. Dalamar

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    Yes that's a better definition.

    Letting the gas out, keeps the heat down.
    it also helps in the cooling of the rotor area.
    I didn't explain it very well. Good info ryclef!

    Do they call that brake fade when the gas get's trapped on a solid rotor?



    anyway, don't sweat the hype
    I'd recommend the Baer rotors.