Anyone with seat time in a Roadster should know that the factory brakes are lacking, especially in emergency situations. These aftermarket rotors are made by Cedar Ridge Fabrication specifically for the Tesla Roadster and have been installed on over 100 cars. Owners have reported reduced stopping distance and improved braking response.
2 piece design – Aluminum Nickel plated inner hat with cast iron outer rotor ring.
*Allows for even heat distribution across the iron brake friction disc. Less chance of warping.
*Inner aluminum hat reduces weight by 10 lb. at the wheel it’s called “unsprung” weight. Benefits include quicker acceleration, quicker braking, and quicker response from the suspension.
Slotted brake rotor / disc
*This helps clean the brake pad by scraping of foreign particles / debris.
Metal treatment to prevent corrosion
*The inner aluminum hat will be coated with a nickel plating
*The outer steel brake disc will have two metal treatments performed. The first will be using a process called FNC which is the same metal treatment process that Chevy uses on the Volt to prevent rust on the discs. The second will be a black oxide coating, this gives a black / anodized look to the rotor and also protects it from corrosion. Both these treatments have shown to help improve performance of braking under wet conditions/rain. The FNC is a stronger treatment than black oxide alone and penetrates into the iron.
The inner aluminum hat will be coupled to the steel rotor using a total of eight 5/16″ (grade 5) fasteners. These fasteners will be safety wired for extra protection.