Choosing the Right Brake Rotors


How do Brake Rotors Work?

How do Brake Rotors Work?

Brake rotors (or brake discs) rotate in synch with your wheels and are clamped by the brake pads when you apply the pedal creating heat which in turn slows the vehicle. The primary role of the brake disc is to capture the heat generated in the braking process. As such they are essentia to the safety and performance of your vehicle.

What Types of Brake Rotors are There?

Brake rotors can be split into two general categories; original equipment replacement and performance. These vary greatly depending on your specific application.

OE REPLACEMENT BRAKE ROTORS

 Original Equipment replacement brake rotors are suitable for most motorists looking to maintain the original feel and performance of the vehicles brakes. Designed to be long wearing and quiet Spares Box’s selection of rotors are manufactured to strict OE standards ensuring your safety under all road conditions.

PERFORMANCE BRAKE ROTORS

Performance brake rotors are available in various specifications for different applications.

Slotted Rotors are the go-to solution for upgraded braking performance. The ‘slots’ machined into the disc face allow the dissipation of gases that build up under the brake pad under heavy application and keep the pad surface from glazing. Slotted rotors are recommended for street and track applications

Drilled Rotors are the traditional upgraded discs for road cars. Offering good gas dissipation drilled discs are slightly lighter than solid disc and provide a show car look. Drilled rotors are recommended for street applications only

What Brands of Brake Rotors Can I Choose From?

OE REPLACEMENT BRAKE ROTORS

  • DBA: Disc Brakes Australia are an Australian brand that manufacture a great range of high quality rotors for every day applications. Their new range of En-Shield brake discs also come with the added benefit of corrosion resistance on non wearing surfaces
  • Bosch: brake discs are high quality original equipment quality brake rotors. Designed to meet the original manufacturer specification with long service life and quiet operation
  • Pagid: One of the worlds most reputable manufactuers, Pagid Brake Rotors are designed to meet or exceed OE specifications. Safety, Comfort and Service Life in one reliable package. 

PERFORMANCE BRAKE ROTORS

Which Brake Rotors Fit My Vehicle?

Spares Box uses the latest cataloguing technology to make the selection of your brake discs as easy as possible. However, manufacturers can change rotor dimensions between model years or provide optional sports braking upgrades with different diameters. Please check the rotor sizes carefully and if you need extra assistance please contact our customer support team for guidance.