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I was thinking, I get lots of looks from my brakes on my dad's V70 R, and it being a wagon, and I was thinking, I should get him some cross drilled rotors, because I saw a Mercedes with cross drilled, and I thought they looked great. <p>So, does anyone know where I can get some? I though about Evolve, but when I looked, they weren't cross drilled. <p>Any help would be great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eurosporttuning.com</A> has some in 1 and 2 piece and <A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance</A> has some 2 piece as well.
 

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<IMG SRC="http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2406000-2406999/2406984_9_full.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>EST as well
 

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I have the Evolve two piece floating rotors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> at all four corners and I'm not happy with any of them. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think Evolve is the only company that offers two-piece for the rear.<p>On the Evolve, all the hats (center piece) are aluminum, which poses a problem for the rears as the park-brake or e-brake drum is built into it and wears very quickly. I am on my second set of rear hats.<p>My first set seemed to be too big (inside diameter) and the adjustment of the e-brake would not adjust far enough to keep the car from rolling, even on the smallest of grades.<p>I had to buy a second set (I think at a reduced price) and they worked fairly well for a few months but have recently become useless and unadjustable. Like a dumb ass, their malfunction even caused a boo boo as I forgot to leave the car in gear and the e-brake had not caught. My car rolled into and was sandwhiched between two cars causing about $700 damage to mine and at least as much or more to each of the other two cars.<p>As for the fronts, they seem to be working well since I've been back in the states and driving at slower speeds. However, at German autobahn and at track speeds they vibrate and shimmy when needing to slow down quickly from 100+ mph speeds.<p>My next set of rotors will not be from Evolve which means one-piece on the rear is the only option. I prefer the slotted rotors and will start shopping soon as I need my e-brake to work and I've lost faith in Evolve!!!!
 

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<A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=VLB-260-006&Category_Code=VL-V70-br" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/...70-br</A> <p><A HREF="http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=VLB-260-005&Category_Code=VL-V70-br" TARGET="_blank">http://www.eurosporttuning.ca/...70-br</A> <p>I just wanna check with everyone, are those the right ones? I'd just hate to buy the wrong thing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Really... I was just looking at them, I was thinking about just going with the slotted, but now that you've told me this, I'm having second thoughts. Do you approve of the ones I mentioned above?
 

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what are you going to do with these ROTORs just drive on the street or drive on the track it makes a difference, slotted works better on the track. I had brembo grand turismos on my WRX those brakes saved my life once. ***UPD*** Oh you want them for looks in that case the drilled is the ticket
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>speedemon</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...which poses a problem for the rears as the park-brake or e-brake drum is built into it and wears very quickly. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You need something like the Wilwood mechanical single piston e-brake "spot" caliper and a custom bracket. Unfortunately I think the Wilwoods only fit up to .81" rotors and the R's are 1.25".<p><IMG SRC="http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/950202280.gif" BORDER="0"><p><A HREF="http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10002&categoryId=28315" TARGET="_blank">http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs...28315</A>
 

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$360+ for drilled rotors? Aren't the stock one like $100 (max) or so? That's almost double the price for drilling or slotting.<p>Besides that, for those using EST? Any chatter or vibration issues with the 2pc set rotors as opposed to the "other" company?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frogsthatmoo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Really... I was just looking at them, I was thinking about just going with the slotted, but now that you've told me this, I'm having second thoughts. Do you approve of the ones I mentioned above? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The ones mentioned with problems are the evolve ones and they are slotted.... not cross drilled.<p>I have had the EST's and they have seen several days at VIR with no problems on the track or for daily driving.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">$360+ for drilled rotors? Aren't the stock one like $100 (max) or so? That's almost double the price for drilling or slotting.<p>Besides that, for those using EST? Any chatter or vibration issues with the 2pc set rotors as opposed to the "other" company?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the aftermarket ones are stronger and lighter and cool way better.<p>The 2 piece EST rotor is a good option for all needs. Partsforvolvoonline has some bigger brakes too but I think 4 piston calipers are adequate for the R.
 

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Re: Cross Drilled rotors? (frogsthatmoo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frogsthatmoo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was thinking, I get lots of looks from my brakes on my dad's V70 R, and it being a wagon, and I was thinking, I should get him some cross drilled rotors, because I saw a Mercedes with cross drilled, and I thought they looked great. <p>So, does anyone know where I can get some? I though about Evolve, but when I looked, they weren't cross drilled. <p>Any help would be great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Having swapped rotors on my BMW in the past, try to find a vendor that actually has the holes made with the rotor, i.e. they are not drilled afterwards. This minimizes the risk for cracks around the holes, especially if you use them hard (track usage).<br>Zimmerman is a quality brand that does that, but I don't know if they have Volvo applications.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by FastWgn at 12:50 PM 8-21-2006</i>
 
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