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Old 05-17-18, 11:00 PM
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I have a 98 ls400 that needs new rotors and pads but idk which would be best for this boat.
Drilled and slotted, slotted or just the regular rotors ? Help !!!
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Regular rotors. Drilled and slotted don’t give you any performance benefit, will be louder and more prone to cracks. They are cooler to look at though
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Regular rotors will do just fine.
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I think the OEM are pretty dang good.I think the pads are what matters here.Scotty Kilmer advises Akebono.

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make sure you get pads AND shims

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Originally Posted by Iwearshaqs View Post
I have a 98 ls400 that needs new rotors and pads but idk which would be best for this boat.
Drilled and slotted, slotted or just the regular rotors ? Help !!!
Stay with OEM rotors...high quality steel "made in Japan"
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I replaced all 4 rotors and pads two years (10k miles) ago:

Bosch QuietCast front rotors (not slotted or drilled)
Centric Parts Premium with e-coating rear rotors (not slotted or drilled)
Akebono ProACT pads on all the way around

I had no problems with quality out of the box, and continue to have no issues with any of it other than just recently. I'm starting to get a little bit of squeak at low speed braking and only at certain pedal pressures (pulling into my garage, or creeping forward at a red light).
But hey, used brakes squeak... brakes are a wear item... I wouldn't say this noise is an unexpected issue, just something I have noticed lately, and should be easy to fix whenever I feel like getting around to it.

Like YODAONE said, you can't go wrong with oem.
Like Dave said, don't do the slotted and/or drilled. Unless you are taking your car to the track every month trying to set better lap times, drilled and slotted rotors are over-hyped and an unnecessary cost. They do start to crack MUCH sooner than plain rotors.
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