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post #31 of 32 (permalink) Unread 05-09-2019, 04:48 PM
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I replace the stock brakes on my '17 Taurus just because I hate the brake dust left behind. I installed Ceramic and love the way it stops, also no visible dust.
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post #32 of 32 (permalink) Unread 05-14-2019, 12:55 PM
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I wouldn't go with drilled on a car this heavy. Brake mass helps dissipate heat and cool the brakes, and the drilled rotors reduce mass which concentrates the heat. The holes are there for helping vent gases released as a byproduct of heavy braking on race pads..which aren't really used on modern passenger vehicles. So other than show, drilled rotors are worse for performance than a quality set of blank rotors.

I'm not opposed to them in general, as I have a set of drilled rotors on my Mustang, but that car also weighs 1500 lbs less and has brakes larger than the Taurus. They barely get warm on a hard stop. The Taurus is just too heavy to reduce rotor mass.

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