Originally Posted by Schonuff
Drilled/slotted rotors on a street car are a terrible idea. They'll warp and crack in a daily driving situation.
I've always been a fan of Akebono pads and Centric rotors with their e-coating on the hubs. Both available on Amazon. Had a good experience w/ both on my WRX.
I'm not familiar w/ Power Stop... I supposed this kit wouldn't be bad if it had standard rotors.
Believe it or not, even just drilled rotors on a race car have a high risk of cracking.
What it comes to rotors that are drilled, slotted, and/or dimpled, a very large rotor is needed to offset the loss in structural integrity.
The XV Crosstrek's factory size rotors are NOT optimal in any way for drilled, slotted, or dimpled rotors. It would almost exclusively be cosmetic.
If one is hell-bent on getting the slots, rotors, and/or dimples, it is best to go with slots and/or dimples.
Outright drilled rotors are a nightmare waiting to happen. DON'T DO IT
unless you are using it as a show car only (NOT a vehicle for driving).
Even Brembo says that drilled rotors are not to be used for heavy/severe use application, they are exclusively cosmetic and serve no real performance purpose.