View Thread: Power Slot Brake Rotors


RSXDriver
Anybody heard anything about this brand? Good? Bad? Indifferent? If I "upgraded" to these, would I still have a warping problem?

911GT2
Heard good things about Powerslot. Quite good things actually.

RSXDriver
Their price isn't so bad, either, to be honest.

Sia Bani
I'm going to be getting midas brakes before the end of the month so I can take advantage of that lifetime offer they have. I'll tell you guys how I like them compared to my stock system, but most likely it will outperform my current setup just because the hoe's are so underpowered when it comes to braking.

RSXDriver
Cool! I'd go with Midas as well, but I just want something with a little more grip than what I have now. I have the tires... Now I need good brakes.

A-Tech
unless the calipers are bigger and the rotor is ALOT bigger, the biggest difference you are gonna notice is fade resistance, not stopping distance.

RSXDriver
How about resistance to warpage?

Sia Bani
Yes, warpage is my main concern. (if that's a word :pd:).

And if I remember correctly, they were bigger. Maybe the guy was trying to fool me, but about 2 years ago when I first went to ask about them, he said they'd be bigger, but slightly.

A-Tech
ummm, well I suppose that depends on the brand, but anytime you brake really hard with hot brakes its gonna have a chance to happen, but in general aftermarket brakes should be a bit more resistant to everything. Unless of course they are super crappy brakes. but with drilled rotors youve got more of a chance of cracking them when you drive threw a puddle or something with hot brakes.

RSXDriver
Well, with mine, I can't get much bigger on the front. They already take up a lot of the wheel space. Maybe an inch, but the stock size is close to 12". On the back, though, I could stand to gain a couple inches. The rear is also solid, not vented, but I guess Honda did that for a reason--likely not used as much as the fronts.

But I'm going to change them all around. Warpage is my only concern. I went up to Yosemite today, and coming back down, hitting the brakes (because of the slow pokes in front of me) was hell.

RSXDriver
Originally posted by A-Tech
ummm, well I suppose that depends on the brand, but anytime you brake really hard with hot brakes its gonna have a chance to happen, but in general aftermarket brakes should be a bit more resistant to everything. Unless of course they are super crappy brakes. but with drilled rotors youve got more of a chance of cracking them when you drive threw a puddle or something with hot brakes.

These are just slotted. However, they also make some that have dimples in them (not holes). On the Power Slot website, it even says the drilled ones are bad and can crack. I never knew that, but it makes sense.

Sia Bani
You guys don't understand....anything other than stock on the hoe will make a difference!!!

RSXDriver
Oh, I believe you, Sia! I feel the same way about mine! I'm on my second set of factory front rotors, and they're warped.

A-Tech
we arent talking about the hoe -_- =)

and you do 70% of your braking in the front troy, so you dont really need new rear rotors, but it looks good to match em, and perhaps you can get some bigger wheels with nice new tires on em. Were you engine braking down the mountains though, that helps -alot-

RSXDriver
I always engine brake! Doesn't seem to help. :(

And I just got new tires... Wouldn't make sense to go with a bigger tire/wheel combo now, would it? :D

A-Tech
well... burn em off? =)

RSXDriver
Nah, I don't wanna.

A-Tech
well then.... just wait? save your pennies.

if you dont trust this brand you are looking at now save up for a more well known companies product

RSXDriver
I like my wheels and tires the way they are. The setup is now perfect, now that I've shed the Michelins. :D

Well, the reason I started this thread was to see what people have heard about Power Slot rotors. The first response I got was positive, and really, the price per rotor isn't too terribly bad, as far as I can guess for the front ones at least.

A-Tech
how much are they?

Sia Bani
Not talking to me or about the hoe? Well too bad.

Just had an idea. I will do some power braking and put it on video before I switch up the brakes this week. Should be fun.

RSXDriver
The rears I've found to be $84 apiece, and the fronts I guess might be around $90, judging from the '01 Prelude pricing. For mine, everywhere I look, it says to call for the pricing.

RSXDriver
Originally posted by Sia Bani
Not talking to me or about the hoe? Well too bad.

Just had an idea. I will do some power braking and put it on video before I switch up the brakes this week. Should be fun.

Certainly! Good luck with your quest for better brakes!

If you're interested, go to www.powerslot.com and click on Applications, then Truck.

Sia Bani
cool thanks..I'm checking it out.

RSXDriver
And then you can go to a search engine and punch in the part number and see where you can buy them for the smallest amount of money.

Sia Bani
http://www.powerslot.com/prostop.html

kinda appealing to ricers here with the "look of drilled rotors".

RSXDriver
Did you see what it said about the advantage of those over the drilled rotors, though? It doesn't have a lot to say about the drilled ones, and A-Tech also said drilled rotors crack easily. The dimpled ones only cost like $6 more than the regular slotted ones.

Sia Bani
about 100 each

Sia Bani
Originally posted by RSXDriver
Did you see what it said about the advantage of those over the drilled rotors, though? It doesn't have a lot to say about the drilled ones, and A-Tech also said drilled rotors crack easily. The dimpled ones only cost like $6 more than the regular slotted ones.


Sure, but the semi-holes were pointless. It just said it was for the look of drilled rotors.

RSXDriver
Ah, okay.

Damn, you're better off going to Midas, I guess. :D Unless you buy them and put them on yourself.

Sia Bani
Why...how much were the applications on the rsx?

RSXDriver
Unless you think $100 per rotor is good...

Mine aren't much less. About $84 for the rears, and yet to be determined from a phone call for the fronts, but I'm guessing about $90.

Sia Bani
so check this out. 40 bucks an axle. And I'll only get charged for labor from then on.

http://www.midas.com/images/main/promo_brakes.gif

RSXDriver
Is that just pads?

Sia Bani
Originally posted by RSXDriver
Unless you think $100 per rotor is good...

Mine aren't much less. About $84 for the rears, and yet to be determined from a phone call for the fronts, but I'm guessing about $90.

Well, for a performance upgrade, it's not too bad.

With midas, I'm just going with stock replacement.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by RSXDriver
Is that just pads?

no definately not. Usually they'd charge you for the pads, but not the other components. In this new promotion, everything is covered apparently

RSXDriver
So with labor, it'll probably be $80 per axle.

RSXDriver
Originally posted by Sia Bani
no definately not. Usually they'd charge you for the pads, but not the other components. In this new promotion, everything is covered apparently

Well, it doesn't mention the rotors... Is that implied?

Sia Bani
Yes, because their usual deal is lifetime warranty on "brakes" only including rotors and calipers, not pads.

RSXDriver
That's just odd... Isn't it? So I guess it covers the moving parts.

Sia Bani
you know what...it's just the price that's changed I believe. I guess it depends on the setup you get:

LIMITED WARRANTY ON MIDAS® BRAKE SHOES
AND DISC BRAKE PADS

WARRANTY PERIOD
Your Midas® brake shoes or disc brake pads are warranted by Midas for as long as you own the vehicle on which the brake shoes or disc brake pads were originally installed.

WHAT IS COVERED
If your Midas® brake shoes or disc brake pads become damaged, defective, or worn out during the warranty period, Midas will install replacement warranted brake shoes or disc brake pads. The brake shoes or disc brake pads will be considered worn out when the lining’s minimum wearable thickness is less than manufacturer’s specifications. For bonded linings, this is the minimum thickness of the lining at its thinnest point. For riveted linings, this is the measurement from the head of the rivet where the lining is most worn to the surface of the lining.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED
This warranty does not cover a labor charge at then prevailing rates for installation of new brake shoes or disc brake pads if replacement occurs more than three (3) months after the date of installation. This warranty also does not cover the cost of additional components and labor required to restore the entire brake system to its proper operation. If you do not authorize this service, you will receive non-installed and non-warranted brake shoes or disc brake pads.

HOW TO GET SERVICE
If your Midas® brakes shoes or disc brake pads require replacement under the terms of this warranty, bring your vehicle and the warranty certificate to any Midas location in the United States or Canada.

BACK TO THE TOP

EVERGARD SSF™ BRAKE PADS AND CARKEEPER™ BRAKE COMPONENTS

WHAT IS COVERED: If Evergard SSF™ pads or Carkeeper™ brake components become damaged, defective or worn out during the warranty period, Midas will install replacement warranted product of equal quality on your vehicle. Pads and shoes will be considered worn out when the lining’s minimum wearable thickness is less than manufacturer’s specifications. For bonded linings, this is the minimum thickness of the friction material at its thinnest point. For riveted linings, this is the measurement from the head of the rivet where the friction material is most worn to the surface of the lining. Warranty applies to domestic and import cars, light trucks and vans.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED: Does not cover a labor charge at the prevailing rate for installation of replacement component if replacement occurs more than 90 days after installation. Does not cover cost of additional components and labor required to restore the braking system to proper operation. Midas shops must restore brake system to its proper operation. If you do not authorize installation of other needed parts, you will receive a non-installed, non-warranted replacement part. Does not apply to vehicles used for off-road/highway use or competition racing. Does not cover damage due to accident. CarKeeper™ warranty does not cover public service or governmental use, commercial or security use or vehicles over 8,000 lbs. GVW.

A-Tech
well you know drilled rotors are made two ways, and one of them is the one that cracks easily. the first is where they actually cast the rotor with the holes in it already, the second is drilling the holes in afterwards, which makes it more prone to cracking somehow.

Sia Bani
Sounds reasonable.

RSXDriver
Yep. I never knew that drilled rotors were so prone to cracking. I guess those are the ones that are drilled after the fact.

Brembos are probably molded with the holes in them, huh?

Sia Bani
THEY BETTER BE!!!

They have like $2000 setups for my tahoe!

RSXDriver
:pd: Yup! They get pretty pricey.

A-Tech
yeah, most well known companys who are known mainly for brakes cast them that way

RSXDriver
I think I'm pretty settled on my brake components I'm going to be getting.

I had a discussion with WindnWar at C&D, and he likes the setup.

Power Slot rotors front and rear, and Hawk HPS pads.

What y'all think?

A-Tech
well, what are hawk hps pads? what material? how much? im a greedy boy, I need some links! and its gettin late over there in CA, GO TO BED SIR!

RSXDriver
It's not as late here as it is over there in Michigan.

Here's a link to the Hawk pads.

http://www.kingmotorsports.com/product.asp?product=175&vehicle=RSX

Sia Bani
Hawk is what powerslot recommends. Figure you can't go wrong.

Are you upgrading the size at all? If not, the better (for us to see if they're actually better being the same size and all, with regard to fade, etc.)

A-Tech
well the bigger the rotor the more stopping force he will have as well because the caliper will grab farther out on the rotor.

holy crap dude, those are some expensive ass pads =\ I did my rangers brakes for about 50 bucks for just front pads, titanium something or others.

RSXDriver
Nah, like I said, I really can't go much bigger on the front. I'm just going to go with what PS recommends on its website, and that's pretty much stock size.

I also think I can't go wrong.

A-Tech
but king motorsports is pretty well known, and they make alot of honda/acura products, i suppose if you really want to, thats your best bet

Sia Bani
Originally posted by A-Tech
well the bigger the rotor the more stopping force he will have as well because the caliper will grab farther out on the rotor.

holy crap dude, those are some expensive ass pads =\ I did my rangers brakes for about 50 bucks for just front pads, titanium something or others.

so the rotor will be bigger? Dude, you're stating the obvious.

A-Tech
but he should go bigger! -_-

RSXDriver
I really can't go bigger unless I want go get all ricey with bigger wheels. And I already spent money on new tires, so I won't be doing that any time soon.

A-Tech
there are no rotors that are bigger and fit your stock wheels? how much clearance is in there now?

A-Tech
HAH! Get this!

http://www.kingmotorsports.com/product.asp?detail=1533

A-Tech
and wtf is with this guy

http://www.kingmotorsports.com/stoptech_tech_myths.asp

never seen a warped disc before? Ive seen plenty and I havent even graduated from college yet =\

RSXDriver
Really? I was just reading that. So you can actually see the warpage in the disc? It isn't just deposits?

A-Tech
nope, i can see it, sorta feel it, and ive definetely measured it.

on a different unrelated note, I was just thinking over some other stuff I know about brakes, and I thought I would mention something. It is a common misconception to think that the slots or drilled holes in rotors are there for cooling first. They are really there to let gases created by high temperatures to escape from between the pads and the rotor, either gas, or even water sometimes. Cooling is only secondary.

RSXDriver
Of course, the gas presence isn't exactly good, right?

A-Tech
nope, reduces stopping power and some other crap. I aint no mechanic! I dont know! :rolleyes:

there sia, I tried using code, I dont know if its gonna work or not.

RSXDriver
You're no mechanic? Well, you talked enough smack about brakes to lead me to believe you know what you're talking about. :pd:

You used code? Where?

A-Tech
the roll eyes thing, check the commercial interests section, sia doesnt like me using my crazy non-code smilies =\

RSXDriver
Oh, you mean the crazy =) stuff? :rolleyes:

RSXDriver
Now why'd I just go down five points?

RSXDriver
Or did I? :D

RSXDriver
Maybe I looked at it wrong.

A-Tech
or maybe you are trying to fool us all! and yes, the crazy =) stuff, I guess I am a non conformist =P

RSXDriver
I guess you are... You won't fit in the Marine Corps, son. Forget it. :tongue:

A-Tech
aww shit, but I bet the DI's can pound that outta me =)

RSXDriver
Likely.

A-Tech
definetly

RSXDriver
Probably.

Rotary Boy
powerslot is ok. pretty good for stock replacment type stuff, but's it's nothing I would use for track days.

if you ever do get bigger wheels you can always upgrade to Baer Brakes and 6 piston alcons. the ones on my Rx-7 are by far the most rediculous brakes I have ever dealt with.

RSXDriver
For what I need (non-warping rotors), they should do me well, right?

Rotary Boy
yes

RSXDriver
Unfortunately, while the Power Slot website shows it as being a new part number, it isn't out yet. I just called King Motorsports and I was told that. He said I should expect the price to be about the same as that of the S2000, which is around $104. So I guess I have to put up with the vibration for a little while longer. :(

Sub Urban
How badly warped are your rotors?

RSXDriver
Bad enough for me to be annoyed every time I brake.

Sia Bani
Well, I'm annoyed. Went into the local midas today to find out about their promotion, and the guy tells me that it's only for pads.

When I went in a couple years ago, JUST TO GET PADS, the fuckers told me that I would have to replace everything in order to get thier warranty etc.. basically, new brakes.
Anyway, so i 'm like how much. He's like 39 per axle, (even if i have drums in the rear), then 20 for resurfacing the rotors, then blah blah blah and 167 out the door.

But FIRST, he'd have to do a 20 dollar "diagnostic" on the hoe, then he could tell me what he had to do. I said, "thanks for your time. lates".

RSXDriver
Hmmmmm... I thought something was fishy when you showed me the ad.

Sia Bani
Cocksuckers.

RSXDriver
Well, you saved by not getting it done, right? But you still have to live with the problem you're having now.

Sia Bani
Ya, in a couple of months I'll definately have to get work done. I just wanted to take advantage of the "promotion".

RSXDriver
Right. At least you found out before the work was done.

How bad are your brakes now?

Sia Bani
Not too bad. LA driving during the summer will be hard on them though. I'm estimating a required replacement in July.

RSXDriver
I think I've already mentioned it in this thread, but coming down from Yosemite yesterday was hell.

A-Tech
aww, poor troy, cant handle a little mountain driving, poor baby =( ;) :D

RSXDriver
:boxer: :badass: :rolleyes:

A-Tech
:?: :( :cry: :o :mad: :flame: BRING IT! :D

RSXDriver
Nah, I don't wanna.

What are you doing up at this time?

A-Tech
I was just out downtown hanging out, the arcade was closed so we went to steak and shake, had a big ol vanilla shake and headed home, just kinda bored now

RSXDriver
I'm going to go to bed in a bit.

A-Tech
me too =)

RSXDriver
Well good! :D

A-Tech
im not even tired, but ive got crap today tommorrow *blech*

RSXDriver
Crap?

A-Tech
erm, i must be a bit more tired then I thought.

I meant to say, ive got crap to do today, like work, and mowing the lawn.

RSXDriver
Ah yes! Crap to do today. :D

A-Tech
it is kinda coming up on 4am, it is certainly time for some sleep action, I am outta here, HOORAH! Goodnight sir!

RSXDriver
G'night.