Any specific reason to stay away from drilled?Depends what you intend to do. If it's just daily driver/street use you'd be fine with OEM rotors and regular DOT3. Track use you might want slotted rotors from StopTech or EBC or one of those well known brands, but HPS isn't really a track pad. Stay away from drilled rotors.
And provide no real performance benefit. Slotted are fine and will improve performance slightly, but drilled is just an appearance item on modern brakes, and a stress concentrator that will lead to cracks eventually.They crack easier
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Not all will crack, all depends on 34232434 different variables.And provide no real performance benefit. Slotted are fine and will improve performance slightly, but drilled is just an appearance item on modern brakes, and a stress concentrator that will lead to cracks eventually.
Just my opinion, but I wouldn't bother with the 13.1 upgrade on a '13. If you're throwing down hundreds of dollars and want performance just get a full RS swap. There's a long detailed thread about it.
Spot on statements!Unlike a lip or stickers, brakes failing can cause accidents. Cross drilled rotors are no longer necessary due to improvements in pad design and materials, and the holes create stress risers and localized thermal gradients. These 'hotspots' (for lack of a better term) result in uneven thermal expansion across the rotor, leading to internal strain and eventually the formation and propagation of surface cracks. If you need the additional bite, slotted rotors look cool too, and are functional and safe.
Now, if you're just using it as a daily driver, crossdrilled rotors are perfectly fine. The only difference vs solid face rotors of identical size is the slight reduction in thermal mass due to the removed material.