Our new front rotors installed. The slots in the rotor are cut just short of the edge of the rotor. Cutting them all the way would create stress risers which could lead to cracks in the rotor over time.
Stoptech front caliper and pad assembly.
Front pads are easily installed and serviceable with the bolt-in bridge removed. Pulling the caliper off the bracket is not necessary to access the pads once installed so changing them out at the track for example is quick and easy to do even if the caliper is a bozillion degrees.
Stainless steel abutments keep the pad from falling out of the bottom of the caliper, provide a hard sliding surface for the pads to move along and prevent the steel backing plates of the pad from wearing into the aluminum caliper body under torque.
Like gentlemen we install and tighten the caliper hardware to the proper torque specification provided in the instruction manual.
It’s almost a shame to cover that up with a wheel! Fortunately there’s not a lot of spokes on the SSR SP4’s so we should still have a great view once they’re mounted.