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Old 04-17-2005, 03:15 AM
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Only downside of slotting is less pad life. The slots act as a lathe to grind the pads off a bit quicker. The idea on the race track is that they scrape off any glazing that might occur.

Also if there is any pad outgassing, the slots will carry that away also. But not a problem with modern pads, except BRAND new ones. Once they are bedded no problem.

For the street, a MUCH better choice than drilled, but the best overall is really just normal rotors.

So, I wouldn't say you made a big mistake, but maybe a very small one.

Ferodo was a very big name in pads, but not heard from much lately. But if they are working well, then they are working well. The things I look for in pads is good initial bite, linear feel, low dust (for street) and low noise (also for street). And pretty much in that order.
Terry Carraway

'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
Red/White SRF #4 (Chassis 561)
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