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Drilled and Slotted performance brake rotor for Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by hdAge, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. hdAge

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    While I'm waiting for my Performance Model 3, I'm trying to see if there is anyone out there that have made Performance "drilled and slotted" brake rotor yet? I have only found slotted so far.

    1. Mountain Pass has a 2-piece slotted rotor for ~$1050. Would cost ~$2100 for front and rear set. These look good but are just slotted and I'm looking for drilled and slotted.
    MPP 320mm Front 2 Piece Rotor PRE-ORDER

    2. Found another one from EVTunning, this is slotted too
    Model 3 MPP Front Brake Rotor Upgrade

    3. Unplugged seemed to be the only one having a drilled rotor, but it is carbon ceramic and obviously costs $$$ (~$9k)
    Unplugged Performance Superlight Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit for Model 3

    Could not find any by either Brembo or StopTech.

    Here is a snapshot of what I'm looking for. If anyone is looking for something similar and managed to find a product, please let me know.
    sport-drilled-slotted-rotors.jpg
     
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    What does this get you ? Based on the RT article on track mode ..looks like the car is taking care of the braking mainly thru modulating Power across the motors ..I get these on an ICE track car ..but other than looks not sure worth the 2k plus ...:eek:
     
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    Yes mainly for the asthetics ..
     
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  4. JonathanD

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    Stock brakes are gonna cool faster than the battery anyway, unless you just want them for aesthetics which is fine.

    Edit: we posted at the same time, yeah, I think you have already hit on the major issue, that being that they tend to cost a pretty penny. You could always drop a line to TSportline or whatever and see what they have to say about it.
     
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  5. P85_DA

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    Get ceramics than ;)
     
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    Just looking for aesthetics, not worried about cooling or stopping. I'm getting after market 20" Vorsteiner wheels and the combo with drilled and slotted rotors is what I'm after. :)
     
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    I havent found one in ceramics either :), having said that Unplugged has just the drilled ones (as I mentioned in my post) for $9k :) I'm willing to spend $2k to $4k..
     
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    Thats what I was planning to do, call both Tsportline and MPP (have to email them though, they dont have a number). But was also hoping there is atleast one more TMC member out there who is looking for one and perhaps found something.
     
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    These guys made S ones u should reach out they can do custom stuff

    2017 Tesla Model S Performance Brake Rotors - CARiD.com
     
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    Thanks. I did search carid and just came across Racing brake (the 2nd item), but didnt see Remmen. Looks like they have a contact number, so will check with them in the week.
     
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    Go with MPP and be done with it. ;)
     
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  12. hdAge

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    If I cant find any in the next couple of months, I will most probably go with them. Right now they are pre-ordered too, maybe I will ask Sasha to make one :)
     
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    Nahh those are overpriced for what value they add ..all these EV “tuners” just OEM this stuff and slap a label ..ie the MPP suspension is made by Kw ..if this was a GT3 etc I get paying for better brakes for track ..but aesthetics <$1k ...Rims will make the brakes look better ;)
     
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    Here comes the rice...

    Please google drilled rotors...you’ll learn that you are taking surface area from the pad thus reducing your brake efficiency....plus your car is not a track car where you’ll have issues with heat...
     
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    ..hey now :oops:...This thread was about drilled rotors ..not ten foot spoilers :eek:
     
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    i love my dba rotors on both my wife’s mini and on my s4. maybe contact them to see if they have anything being developed?
     
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    Yes I'm aware of the difference, thanks. I dont plan to take it to a Track (albeit the track mode), in regular street driving either rotor shouldnt have any issue. If I'm pushing hard in a track, then then every mm of surface area matters.
     
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    Ok one more to the list, will check with them too.
     
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    Drilled also leaves sharp edges that are great places for cracks to form and reducing thermal mass is only something you want to do on light vehicles with huge brakes. Porsche actually has a measurement of how long the cracks can be before replacement is necessary.

    Far as asthetics, yeah all the extra brake dust from all those edges on drilled or slotted really makes a car look good.

    If you have to have the look look for dimpled rather than drilled
     
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  20. mobilesuit818

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    To wash their own, but it’s just a matter of time before this starts happening.

    I have predicted the TM3 to be the next Honda Civic, something that is affordable to the masses, great aftermarket support, and every yahoo trying to put everything on their car from wings to pretty much everything else just cause it’s available.

    I saw a TM3 the other day with 15 inch brake rotors with 6 piston calibers and stock crappy tires and obviously is only driven on the street..Looks like he got bit hard by the rice bug. Can’t wait to see him try to brake in an emergency with this brake and tires setup...brakes don’t stop a car, tires and their contact patch do...just remember that.
     
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