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Old 03-12-2006, 04:42 AM
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Hey guys... have you heard of DBA rotors?

I'm considering buying a full set of pretty much brand new ones (slotted) from someone on SCMM. It seems like a good deal at $200, what do you guys think? I haven't heard of DBA before.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:16 AM
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Hey guys... have you heard of DBA rotors?

I'm considering buying a full set of pretty much brand new ones (slotted) from someone on SCMM. It seems like a good deal at $200, what do you guys think? I haven't heard of DBA before.
Do it! They're great. dba stands for Discs Brakes Australia. They are the spec brake rotor for a few Australian racing series'. Instead of just having impeller-like "blades" inside the rotor for ventilation, they use a bunch of broken up pillars, which they call their Kangaroo Paw Pillar design:

http://www.dba.com.au/video/DBA_KangarooPaw.mpg

It's supposed to improve flow through the rotor and increase the surface area of the rotor internally, to provide for better heat transfer. I was looking at getting some of these a couple'a years back, but I wound up getting another set of OEM rotors for free.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:19 AM
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Cool... yeah, I already told him I was gonna take 'em, and it's perfect timing because I need to change my rotors soon.

Now, the hunt for pads. Still debating on what to get.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:25 AM
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Ferodo DS2500 if you want top-notch streetable performance.
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:27 AM
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Yeah, that's what I hear. My top priority is definitely performance, but equally important to me is durability. I need something that's going to last a long time. With the DS2500's and the DBA rotors, am I going to need to replace those anytime soon?
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DS2500's last a really long time, from my experience, and I'm pretty hard on my brakes. They dust less than stock, too. The only downfalls are price ($110 per axle pair from RSpeed MINI), and they're pretty noisy, especially if you drive hard on them.
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I don't mind a little noise, but are we talking loud squealing, or just a little more noisy that stock?
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A little more noise, punctuated by the occasional loud squeal when rolling to a stop. The more aggressive of a pad you get, the more it's gonna squeal, though. That goes with any street/track pad.
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DBA was a SEMA when I went, I'd get em if I could.
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