Brake rotors used to be only a blank disc which basically is used to bring a vehicle to a stop. With technological advancement in the manufacturing industry, a diamond slotted pattern was created for rotors to increase their braking capabilities. These improve wet weather braking, safety and reliability as well as increased brake pad bite to the rotor. If you are looking to improve your braking performance you should consider our diamond slotted rotor next time when it is time for your brakes to be replaced.
Diamond slotted rotors get their name because of their unique diamond etching pattern. The Diamond Slots are a unique design in slotted technology and was created to maximize the release debris created while the brake pad comes in to contact with the rotor. Debris can be brake dust, gasses and even liquid. Many standard slots have rounded edges which causes derbies to become trapped inside which minimizes their effectiveness.
Another advantage if diamond slots are that they are machined to the minimum rotor thickness to insure the rotors strength and integrity. For example, the slotted end points also acts as a minimum thickness indicator. If you don't see the diamond end points, this means you are close to the minimum thickness of the rotor. This is very helpful because there is no other way to actually tell the wear on a brake rotor without having them inspected by a professional with the proper equipment.
When the brake pad is in contact with the rotor, the friction can cause the rotor and pad to get to extreme temperatures. For every 100 degrees over the normal operating temperature, brake wear doubles and also reduces brake efficiency. Diamond slotted help the rotors run approximately 200-250 degrees cooler when used with high performance pads. This reduces the chances of warping, which has become a major problem in recent years to many factory rotors usually on late-model domestic vehicles.