Why Choose SP Performance
SP Performance Brake Rotors are manufactured using the best quality rotor blanks on the market today. Our rotors are offered in a variety of different designs and coatings to best suit each car or truck enthusiasts needs. Our rotors are offered in:
SP Performance offers three types of coatings to protect against rust and corrosion. Our coatings are:
DRILLED & SLOTTED
SP Performance Drilled and Slotted Rotors provide the best combination for out-gassing and cooling.
SP Performance Slotted Rotors contain a series of slots which forces the gasses to expel keeping the rotors and pads cool.
SP Performance Diamond Slotted Rotors were created to maximize out-gassing with a series of slots and diamonds while looking great.
Performance Brake Rotors vs. Stock Brake Rotors
The question we get asked the most is whats the benefit of Performance Brake Rotors over the stock plain brake rotors. Well the answer is simple. When the Brake Rotor and the Brake Pads make contact, a gas is created which builds up between the two components. This gas pushes the brake pad away from the rotor, making both components work harder to stop the vehicle. By adding the Cross Drilled Holes and Slots to the face of the rotor, this allows the gasses to escape, keeping both the Brake Pads and Brake Rotors cooler and increasing stopping power. Secondly, the Slots (Slotted Rotors, Drilled and Slotted, Diamond Slotted) serve as an escape for the brake dust and water from the road, keeping the wheels cleaner.
Semi-Metallic Pads vs. Ceramic Pads
So what exactly is the difference between Semi-Metallic Brake Pads and Ceramic Brake Pads? Semi-Metallic Brake Pads are performance for most of the vehicles on the road today, including Compact, Mid-range and Heavy Duty cars, Trucks and SUV's. The use of Semi-Metallic Brake Pads is highly recommended for Towing, Work Trucks and Sports cars. The performance of Semi-Metallic pads is immediate and are great for high heat applications and keep your breaking noise free. Ceramic Brake Pads are ideal for Compact and Mid-Range cars and light duty Trucks and SUV's. They are highly not recommended for any type of heavy applications such as towing or work trucks. Ceramic Pads are designed to wear longer and provide very little brake dust which keeps those wheels looking clean.