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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There are differing opinions on installing slotted rotors. Should the slots on the outside of the rotor contact the pads first or vice versa? Is this the correct direction of installing the slotted rotor? This is the pic of the driver front side.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A while back, I replaced the corroding front rotors on my 158k V6. The biggest difference I've noticed is that braking under wet conditions is improved since I don't feel that floating feeling as the rotors dry when brakes are first applied. I can't say it stops quicker but when the brakes are...
  3. Parts For Sale
    I'm selling my cross drilled/slotted OE BBK I brought from ECS less than 100 miles ago, they have minimal wear. Sold my Passat and removed all the aftermarket stuff. Keep in mind youll need at least 16" wheels to clear calipers. I want $250 + shipping or b/o...
  4. B6 Garage
    Time to start thinking about new rotors and pads all the way around for my 08 Passat 2.0T, has anyone used this place? PERFORMANCE DRILLED & SLOTTED BRAKE ROTORS Can't beleive their pricing, they are offering a drilled and slotted rotor for $138.74 with free shipping plus a 2 year guarentee...
  5. Parts For Sale
    http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Passat_B5-FWD-1.8T/Search/Slotted_And_Zinc_Plated/ES7976/ These are brand new never used, ended up going a different route with my front brakes. Will receive one pair of slotted rotors with zinc platting. 60 shipped to the lower 48 states. Local pickup at...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok i was ordering some slotted and cross drilled rotors from ecs but it was only gona arrive 22 and i need it by this week...anybody knows were i could get them by this????? please let me know asap
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Over the weekend I put new rear rotors and pads on my B5.5 wagon. I ordered from ECS Tuning and was blown away by the fast shipping again. Incredible store. Fantastic. The rotors I bought were "Slotted Rotor - 9.6 (245x10) - Pair, Zinc Coated ES#54". The pads I chose were "HPS Performance Pads...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, proud 2001 B5.5 owner here. I've been a member for a while, just sort of disappeared over the past few months as I haven't had much of a reason to come on here (with school and many other things going on and no car problems, knock on wood). Anyways, when I got my B5.5 about a year...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    i have a 2006 Passat 2.0T any recomendations??? i drive like any other Israeli out there... stop lights don't exist, but if they do, we hit the break 10 ft from where we must stop (and that is going 60-80mph on a 35mph street) IN OTHER WORDS... we have a "Heavy Foot" 1. I want to put Slotted...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I opened the box to look at one of the rotors I just got and inside the rotor between the two outside faces of the rotor I noticed that a flat spot or trough had been ground down. Is this standard for their rotors? I’m just hoping that it is and won’t throw the rotor out of balance.
  11. Anything Auto
    I was talking with a friend who is contemplating fitting slotted discs on his older 5 series BMW. the thought came up: do slotted rotors make any noise when operating? IOW, can you hear'em at all, even under heavy braking?
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a buddy who says he can get me a set of cross drilled and slotted rotors, zinc plated, with Hawk pads for a great price. Just wondering if anybody has them and if it made a difference in their stopping time, i just bought an '02 GLX v6 and want to upgrade the rims and tires and they...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm over here in Germany. I'm driving a U.S. spec, 02 GLS 1.8, Front wheel drive. I drive on the Autobahn about twice a day (and love it by the way) averaging somewhere around 90-110 MPH. Should I get slotted rotors or stay with the Brembo OEM stlye? My second (And probably even more amatuer...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I didn't know it's so hard to find good drilled and slotted brake rotors for B6:icon_eek: May be anybody did?:( Who has any ideas where to find please put your input.:bowdown: Also what size are they? Brembo kit is expensive though:confused: :rolleyes:
  15. B5 Garage
    Is it possible to feel the brake pads pass over the slots of slotted brake rotors? What can I do to reduce the noise/vibration? Here is the background... Last summer I installed slotted rotors that a I bought through the S Klass group buy. I used PBR/Axxis Deluxe Plus pads. This is my...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How long do you think Brembo cross drilled/slotted rotors "should" last?? I don't race but I do have a slightly spirted foot. I got a really good deal on them and wanted them for extra stopping power...just installed today....very stoked.
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Wondering if anyone can help me with 2 issues I'm experiencing with my Drilled / Slotted rotors & Praxxis deluxe pads: 1) SPEED BUMPS / BUMPY ROADS: Getting a loose metal banging sound when i go over bumps 2) NOISE WHEN DEPRESSING BRAKES: When I push in about 1/3rd of the distance I get a...
  18. B5 Garage
    If I uprgrade to Brembo slotted rotors for my rears, will they last longer than the OE crap rotors? I sit in traffic a lot so my rears go quickly. I plan on changing them myself (pleeb). I am wondering if there is any way around changing rotors and pads each and every time. Could there be a...
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