Slotted Rotors..Direction

JD7Monster

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Alright.. My CD/Slotted rotors just came in..
Now.. I've seen diff cars with those rotors facing different ways..
Can someone tell me which one is right in my crappy diagram?

A or B..?

 

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Never owned a set, but if the groves were not supposed to throw debris outward, I would be surprised.

I'd assume choice A.
 

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I'm getting replies before I can reply..lol I'll probly end up going with what both links say, I trust brembo.. also the "Vanes" are strait, and according to brembo that means they're non-directional.. i'll use that
 

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i didn't consider this when buying my brembos... i'll do what brembo says and go with b ;)
 
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karaki

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"All curved vane rotors are installed with the vanes pointing to the back of the car...to be more specific...if you put a pencil in the vane(top of the rotor)....the pencil will be pointing to the back of the vehicle."

According to Rory at Coleman Racing
 
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karaki

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Thanks...looks like it's time for you to get another one. As much as love my MK3 with a passion i wouldn't be able to live without my mk2...completely different beast...I miss her :cry: ...been off the road since october for a full restoration and some major @$$ upgrades...ciao.

**sorry...didn't mean to hijack this thread**
 

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The vanes are on the inside of the rotors.
The slots on the outside of the rotor are not the vanes.
So you might want to check to make sure the slots are in the same direction as the vanes. I think the practice it to slot the rotor in the direction of the vane, but that doesn't mean the shop that made your rotors did.
Most rotors are not directionally vaned.
In that case, it really doesn't, matter which way the slots go. I'm told the standard practice is for the top of the slot, when the slot is at the 12 o'clock position (outer edge of the slot nearest the outer edge of the rotor), to be the leading edge as you drive forward.
 

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The vanes are strait up, so i guess it really doesnt matter which way i put it..

I'm gonna end up putting it the way brembo, baer, and bluemax said.. style B.
 

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Good choice with style B. (That's how mine are, and how every slotted rotor I've noticed lately is. (When installed correctly.)

My rotors use curved vents, and when moving, pump air from the inside out. (Hub out.)
 

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The MKIII's Rotors are not directionally vained...I have mine set-up w/ style A because they are both slotted (curved slots) and cross drilled and I think it looks better that way. My AE86 has just slotted rotors and they are set up as style B because the slots are straight and are designed to scrape the surface of the pad to make a clean mating surface to the pad to rotor contact.
 

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It depends on the style of rotor, like it was mentioned before, you should orient the rotors in the direction so that the vanes (inside the rotor) will allow heat/air to escape the easiest. For Baer brakes (style B) it looks like it is off, but for their rotors that is the way they are installed since the vanes inside the rotor flow in the opposite direction.
 

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The image that you had uploaded is not available anymore. so, it was hard to make out which types of diagrams did you draw. Anyway, the
braketimeusa com brake drums best method will be to go by the rules Brembo has explained. They will know it better than any of us.
 

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The image that you had uploaded is not available anymore. so, it was hard to make out which types of diagrams did you draw. Anyway, the
braketimeusa com brake drums best method will be to go by the rules Brembo has explained. They will know it better than any of us.
its not available anymore because this thread is from 2005 lol