: DBA Rotors Info
11-24-2004, 06:20 PM
I just got off the phone with the folks down under at DBA. Turns out that they will drill their 11 inch Tib rotor to a four lug pattern for people that want them.
Here are the prices per slotted rotor, not including shipping:
103 - Standard
140 - 4000 series - Standard with heat-tx and some other stuff
337 - 5000 series
And you ask? What the hell - a $337 rotor? Well, the center of the rotor is aluminum and the whole thing weighs about 30% less than the Standard. If you're interested, I can give you the contact info to the guy in charge. I, myself, don't think I have the money - but I might go scraping around to find it.
11-24-2004, 09:21 PM
Just for clarification, that's Australian Dollars or US Dollars?
I made this it's own topic, I hope nobody minds.
11-24-2004, 10:03 PM
The 5000 series has a hat that bolts to the hub and the actual rotor bolts to the hat. The object like stated is lightweight since the aluminum center does very little of the heat distributing.
11-25-2004, 12:14 AM
Man, I get my own thread!
It's Freaking US Dollars - not that there is a huge difference right now.
Have you seen how now the Kangaroo Paw disc vents it self?
I'm kind of toying with getting them.
11-25-2004, 02:39 AM
I got my DBA Kangaroo's from engaland for $210. I'll contact them as well and check on shipping. When I got mine, the sales people were awesum. They already make the Kangaroo Paws for our cars (Iknow, I have them). These rotors are fan friggin tastic. I come down from 100 MPH to 35 MPH to take my exit home in less than 100 meters. And when it comes to panic bracking, I have never had a car that stops like this. What can I say, these things are great. Again, I will check with the distibutor in England and see what he gives for a price as well.
11-25-2004, 09:32 AM
I met some of the boys from DBA a while ago at the SEMA auto show. The rotors are very nice and I wouldn't mind upgrading to the 5000 series myself. We will see if Project Elantra continues next summer or if I want to get further in debt and start Project Z. LOL
11-25-2004, 11:46 AM
11-25-2004, 12:20 PM
Jeez Ford. You just can't wait to post that huh? :)
I was thinking about cost/benifit stuff last night. Up until now, I was going to get the Tib Alumniun Calipers because of the weight savings. But if I get the cast iron calipers, and the 5000 series rotors, I think I might still save a pound per corner, but ROTATIONAL mass will be reduced. So you get power and handling benifits from the rotor upgrade, but only handling benifits from the Tib Al. calipers.
Obviously, the best solution is the 5000 series rotors and the Tib Al. calipers, which gets you right up to $1300. Sigh.
11-25-2004, 01:04 PM
No no no. For that price, buy Wilwood 4 pot calipers with the 4000 like i have for 1300 and add another 200 for the 5000 series. Thats for 13 inch rotors.
11-25-2004, 03:37 PM
I only have 16 inch wheels (Volk TE-37's) I'm not interested in going to 17 inch, unfortuantely.
Out of curiosity. With the wilwood set-up, did you 1) have to get a new master cylinder and (2) is it ABS compatable?
11-25-2004, 04:11 PM
I dont have abs, so to be honest i dont know. I do not have a new master cylinder though so i know it works well. I have taken the car out to a road course and it really is impossible to explain the difference.
11-25-2004, 04:24 PM
note that an AL center wont really make much of a difference in terms of inertia.
the further the weight is out from the axis of rotation, the more speed (when things are moving) it has, and thats what makes the inertial difference.
I highly doubt that they are 30% lighter than a stock rotor. for straight line performance, the less weight on the drive wheels the better.
11-25-2004, 07:28 PM
The rotors should work with ABS, since BlueGT had them on his car and I'm fairly sure he had ABS... I think.
11-25-2004, 07:55 PM
BlueGT didnt have ABS either. He had 4 wheel discs, but no ABS.
11-25-2004, 11:29 PM
True, the weight savings due to the Aluminum hat is not in the *best* location for reducing inerta. But people pay 2-3 times the cost for light weight forged rims in the name of saving a few pounds of rim weight. If you an individual who is serious about performance, you wouldn't hesitate.
11-26-2004, 09:49 AM
If there is enough of you guys interested in buying a set of DBA's i will be able to set up a group buy through Performance Styling Centre as they are a stockist for DBA
I will be in there talking to Bretton tomorrow so i will see if there's much room to play with these rotors if we get 10 sets sold
11-26-2004, 10:54 AM
wow :) nice brakes.
11-26-2004, 11:32 AM
A group buy would be great - I'd wait around for that.
You guys should really think about the value of these rotors. Even the standard rotor, because of the venting system, is better than stock. The 4000 series, heattreated and slotted, is probably cheaper than sending a pair of stockers in to frozen rotors.
I just bought a pair of the cast iron calipers. Has anyone weighed the tib vs stock calipers. --- Nevermind, I found it 0.5lbs heaver. No big deal.
2D - When you go in, tell him that he needs to talk to Mark Joeseph. When I talked to Mark, he said they were going to start production on the Tib rotors on Dec. 8th. That means they will have a fresh batch of stuff to drill a 4 lug pattern in about 2 weeks. We might need to hurry so they don't put 5 holes into every rotor. Also, when I talked to Mark, he seemed willing to sell direct to the customer, but I am definately curious to see what kind of deal we can get.
11-26-2004, 11:56 AM
Where's Mark situated?
Sydney head office at Silverwater?
I personally think that it's a bit of waste of time waiting for them to make new batch of Tib rotors so they can drill them with 4 lugs when you can buy there rotors for the 04 Sonata which are EXACTLY the same as the Tib ones but already come with 4 lug pattern
Anyway will have talk to Bretton and let ya's know
11-26-2004, 12:13 PM
Has no one been listening??????
THEY ALREADY MAKE THEM FOR US.
I have Kangaroo Paws ON MY CAR. (and LOVE them)
Here is their reply: (I sent them an e-mail on this)
I have forwarded on your email to our new distributor in the U.K.
They are Wallace Performance, and their email is
Any problems please let me know.
Sent: Thursday, 25 November 2004 8:35 PM
Subject: Authorized dealer?
I bought some DBA Kangaroo Paws from a company in England. I absolutely love
the rotors and their performance. Now, some contacts of mine would like to
buy these rotors as well. I cannot find their contact information on your
web page. It used to be displayed there but is not anymore. Could you point
me in the right direction for your distributor in England with their web
page and or contact number? Thank you for your time and assistance in this
And they were $210 for the set.....Jeez.......
11-26-2004, 12:54 PM
Okay a few things here-
TNT- we are not talking about Elantra rotors. Yes we know those are in production. We are talking about the 11 inch Tiburon rotors (and swapping the Tib Calipers in). Yes, DBA also makes those, but they come with a 5 hole lug pattern. We want them drilled with a 4 lug pattern. Now, there is room to put 4 more holes in a rotor that already has 5 holes, but I would personally like a new rotor, and just have the correct holes drilled into them.
BTW - you speak highly of your experience. What model rotor do you have, and are they slotted?
2D - The 04 Sonata rotors for ABS is the item we want. Not just the regular sonata rotor. Obviously, if they make a rotor for that application, that would be great, but I don't know if they have yet. Basically, we would be asking them to make that product.
11-27-2004, 10:01 AM
Went down and saw boys from PSC today and had bit of talk about few things
Outcome is yes we can get the DBA rotors but won't know much on price until maybe mid-late week
The Sonata rotors aren't listed on there site so will need to confirm on these
12-11-2004, 11:55 PM
12-14-2004, 08:45 PM
Just got a message from DBA today. They have started making the rotors. They will leave a few of them undrilled so we can have them put a 4x4.5 pattern in.
02-01-2005, 07:40 PM
So what's the deal with the rotors?
02-01-2005, 07:57 PM
They are drilled and ready. Anyone that wants them can order.
I got tired of waiting and just bought the stock sonata rotors. I'm kinda pissed, but I really needed front brakes.