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just found out at DVNLT today, that the 2002 camry v6 front disc size is about .5" larger than the 2002 solara v6 disc. the caliper is noticably larger also...

hmm i want to do this conversion.......!!!!
 

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Ummm... WHY????? :grin:

If you are going to spend the money get cross drilled or even big brake upgrade, if bigger brakes is what you want.
 

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On 2002-01-21 16:04, speedemn wrote:
If you are going to spend the money get cross drilled or even big brake upgrade, if bigger brakes is what you want.
Dude, one thing that I hold back for cross-drilled disc is that the area of the surface is decreased and it's not very effective in winter (need to warm up). And real 13" big brake kit upgrade cost at least $2K USD.

Like SMC said, if this can be done it'll be the most cost effective upgrade.
 

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I have cross drilled and let me tell you they dont need to warm up much just brake once at 50KPH and your good to go.I was not sure the 2002 brakes where bigger but now that I know, I might try and get some from my bud at the dealership.
 

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Dickson, I haven't experienced any warm-up times with my Brembo cross drilled rotors at all in the Winter.

Jeff, what's happening with the SS brake line deal that you had going? Any news?
 

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Does that 5 people include myself? :grin:

It really depends if the 2002 disc conversion works out or not...

if it doesn't then I'm shooting at the 13" big brake kit for $2K (yea who knows when I have the $)... :razz:
 

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Well I find the standard brakes on my 2002 LE V6 to be quite good. The Disc/Drum combo on the 4 cyl was pretty weak.

Mind you I have about 260 KM on the car so its very new :smile:

Thanks,

Aziz
 

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On 2002-01-21 16:50, elegantcam wrote:
Dude, one thing that I hold back for cross-drilled disc is that the area of the surface is decreased.
Yup. I agree.

I'm gonna skool you ppl on brakes so listen up. :lol:

I dunno why ppl are always making a big deal about crossdrilled, slotted, or crossdrilled + slotted rotors. :roll:

The only part that matters is were the pads contact. You start drilling holes or cutting slots into the rotor you decrease the surface area that the pads ride on.

When it comes to rotors bigger is better not slotting and drilling holes into sh*t.

And real 13" big brake kit upgrade cost at least $2K USD.
Yup. Big brakes ain't cheap.

I know some guys that roadrace Mustangs and they spent $3,000 USD on 13" vented rotors (2 piece) and 4 piston Wilwood calipers (fixed calipers). Now thats the sh*t. :grin:

I'll be running 12.19" vented rotors and 4 piston Wilwood calipers on my roadrace + drag Civic.

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88 LE,

The main reason people x-drill is to aid in venting, and to clean the pads so glazing is decreased. Yes, there is something to be said about too many holes as well. Under extreme conditions, (Porsche owners can testify to this) these rotors can fracture. If you really want to lighten rotating weight, this is another way of doing it! :smile:

The best is to slot the rotors. This cleans the entire pad on every sweep. It's more effective than x-drilled but does nothing for cooling.

For the fronts, I think some x-drilling and slotting is best. For the rears, I'd just stick with slotting unless you want to swiss cheese it or rice it up!
 

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what ya all talking bout? Cross drilled and slots are not just for cooling- they help the pad dig deeper into the disc. The edges of the cirles of cross drilled or slots let the pad grab them better which equals more braking power. An added plus to the design is that it cools better...

For non believers- try this- run your fingers along a regular disk, then a cross drilled or slotted one. Which one is easier to run your fingers across? Notice how the holes or slots grab into your skin? I read about this in R&T.
 
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