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I got my rear rotors on and the MM pads front and rear. I havent "tested" them yet because im still breaking them in, but Ill post driving impressions later. For now, heres a couple pics I snapped last night in the garage w/ my camera phone


Im thinkin I might paint the calipers maroon or bronze and put a nismo decal on it. I think bright red would clash too much w/ my truck
 

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Nice.. they look great
 

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I might have missed it in another post, but where did you get those from? At one point back, I had heard cross-drilled rotors weaken the overall strength of the rotors; is this something from the past?
 

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I ordered them from Stillen. Ive heard both sides of the story on strength, but it seems most people are talking about extreme applications w/ high heat such as autocross or braking from 180 mph etc. Also it seemed to be an issue of the past. Many high end cars come w/ them stock.
 

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BWarren- very nice upgrade. What pads do you use and were they supplied with the STILLEN stuff? Hell, post a link to the $$$ and whatnot.

Im thinkin I might paint the calipers maroon or bronze and put a nismo decal on it.
 

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I dont think I can post a link to the product the way their page is set up... basicly go to stillen.com and browse by vehicle. After you put in your vehicle info it will say no products found, or at least mine does. Then you click on browse by category and your vehicle info is in there so it shows all the products for it. Theyve got the front/ rear rotors, SS brake lines, and Metal Matrix ceramic pads front/ rear.
 

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OK ive driven on the new rotors/ pads and broken them in now. The braking has improved noticably. There is almost no brake fade after long hard braking. The initial bite is alot better as well. I'd def. recommend this setup to anyone replacing their brakes.
 

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Sorry to bring up an old thred, but Im on 24hr staff duty and have nothing better to do than search post by post through all the old stuff. Now on to my ?, for someone like myself, since I do go through mud and dirty water, isn't it not a good idea for me to get these due to the ability of mud and junk getting stuck in the holes and slots and chew your brake pads up? I seem to just have that notion in the back of my head for the last few years, but then I came across this tread and no one addressed that as a possibility. :geek:
 

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That is a good question. I dont believe that it will be a major issue if you go wheeling and then clean them off after. Its not like you are going to go to a mud bogg and then get on the interstate right afterwards.

It might have a slight effect, but then again this is just my opinion. And I have the cross drilled rotars also (not with slots), so i might be a little biased!
 

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S_e_X-Terra said:
Its not like you are going to go to a mud bogg and then get on the interstate right afterwards.
I do that just about every time I wheel. Now, it depends on where you live, but in PA, it's hard to avoid mud and since I drive the X to the trail heads, my only means to get home after is the interstate. :)

Just thought I would point that out.

As for the slotted / cross drilled rotors and mud. There is debate both ways.

Some say that the mud and dirt will hurt the rotors and pads and then there are those who say it doesn't.

Then there are people that say you don't need them as they are designed for racing, but then I think about my X and the hills I drive (on and off road). I figure with the weight of the vehicles and the many hills, they would probably be an advantage. Then again, I never experienced brake fade, so who knows.

Ok, so I didn't answer the question...maybe I stirred up some debate...or maybe just conversation...or maybe I am just thinking out load and you guys are forced to read it.
 

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I use my X to do towing as well as have fun, and I know that in some mountains while towing a 1000-3500lb load I use my brakes a good bit to keep the speed down, WHILE using my transmition to help. I have never experienced brake fatigue or failure but it is at that moment when I say to myself; "You know, bigger brakes that are slotted and cross drilled, or just cross drilled would be a nice peice of mind right now."

But then I think, about the mud and Carolina clay....
 

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Yeah, that Carolina clay will definitely stick to anything and everything. Growing up in Charleston with a Jeep, there wasn't much else to do except hit that clay and boy what a friggin mess.
 

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I understand this is a completely old thread, but wanted to see what the reviews are of stillen brakes and pads after years of use, anyone who has been running stillen pads and rotors for over a yr please chime in and give us your real world review!!!
Thanks in advance. Every stillen thread is how they just put them on or about how they hAVE BEEN ON A WHOLE FEW WEEKS NOW, no one gives a **** about a review of brand new brakes, I want to know what they are like after yrs of use???
Would you buy them again?
 

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I understand this is a completely old thread, but wanted to see what the reviews are of stillen brakes and pads after years of use, anyone who has been running stillen pads and rotors for over a yr please chime in and give us your real world review!!!
Thanks in advance. Every stillen thread is how they just put them on or about how they hAVE BEEN ON A WHOLE FEW WEEKS NOW, no one gives a **** about a review of brand new brakes, I want to know what they are like after yrs of use???
Would you buy them again?
27 pages on reviews for pads/rotors below. have fun reading! i know i did lol

https://www.thenewx.org/forum/69-brakes-tires-wheels/65211-where-did-we-land-best-rotors-pads.html
 
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