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Our rotors - SS or Cast Iron?

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:08 PM
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Help a brother out, can't seem to find anything on our big brother google...
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:32 PM
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i couldnt find anything either but id imagine iron since they do rust and tarnish. I dunno if ss would really do that.
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:47 PM
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I'm really ***sed cuz even with a n interweb as big as the universe nobody wrote something about it!

I ask cuz I'm looking to buy some Carbone Lorraine A3 pads and they're advertised as SS only and I do not want to eat up my rotors.
My EBC HH sucks big time...
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:50 PM
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My guess would be stainless, they don't rust like iron or steel does. But I could be wrong.
 
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Cast iron will literally rust into big flakey peices given the right conditions. Stainless steel will still rust but it more rust resistant due to a much higher carbon content.

I would think they're made out of stainless steel.

braketech.com has some pretty good FAQs
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER CAST IRON BRAKE ROTORS OVER STAINLESS STEEL?

EBC HH pad hardly have any negative reviews, please share your issues!
 

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SS go to ebay and search f4i rotors... all will come up as ss inner disks...
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:41 PM
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I think that they're SS too, but just not sure. They don't seem to rust as a normal iron rotor, in fact I never saw any kind of rust in my own rotors...

Regarding the EBC pads, they seem to fade quite a bit on my summer spirited rides and I like to rely on constant stopping power.
Also, I started to feel a bit of a pulse when coming to a stop and checked my rotors runoff and trueing. Sure enough, they're straight as new and after talking to a friend experiencing the same, we thought about it like 2 einsteins and decided to check the pads itself.
The backing plate is warped, slightly, but still warped...so, in my book they suck.
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:52 PM
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Stainless... IIRC the rust you see is not the rotor... It's actually brake dust on the rotor that is rusting.
 
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:56 PM
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Ok, thanks. I think I'll go with Carbone Lorraine A3+ then.
Anyone tryed them? Thoughts?
 
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