Drilled, Slotted, or Vented Brake Rotors ~ What’s Best?

Drilled, Slotted and Vented Brake Rotors

When replacing your brake rotors, you may opt to upgrade to drilled, slotted, or vented rotors. Which brake rotor is best? What brake rotors will perform better? What are the best options for performance brakes?

  • Vented rotors are great for heat rejection.
  • Slotted rotors can help move debris away from the rotor and potentially add a biting surface for the pad to contact.
  • Drilled rotors aren’t used in professional racing due to the stress failures they tend to have.