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Many Titan owners have recently commented they had been thru sets of front brakes in less than six months!

The popular magazines gave the Titan high marks on it’s hauling capabilities however, they did stay long enough to see how the brakes hold up to stopping these loads month after month.

Having dealers turn the rotors to re-ture the fiction faces is only a quick fix. But, when the brakes are subjected to the same stopping forces that caused the problem in the first place and now with less mass in the rotor, although small, there is a reduction in the rotors’ ability to absorb the heat generated.

Not many owners understand the problems with cast-irons used in brakes. Nissan is not using the latest sciences and technology to reduce “Austenite” in the cast-iron in all probability due to the costs involved.

Applied Rotor Technology (ART) employs deep cryogenic tempering. Cryo-Treating is a complex process but, performed properly it promotes better heat absorption in cast-iron by reducing its’ properties of Austenite and porosity by changing these weaker deposits into more uniform particles know as "Martensites". With the addition of gas-porting and using combinations of Carbon or Kevlar materials in the brake pads the stopping power is improve dramatically.

Owners who use their trucks to tow trailers, carrying work tools or heavy loads are experiencing warped rotors. This is nothing new to heavy truck owners. ART has been helping owners with Fords, Dodges, GMs and Toyotas etc. for years.

Here are just some of other forums where you can find owners of heavy trucks with brake warping issues.

http://www.nissantitan.info/forum_posts.asp?TID=882&KW=titanmom
http://www.turbodieselregister.com/forums/showthread.php?t=109818
http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/sept2000/art1.html
http://fordtrucks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262823
http://www.fordexcursions.com/forums/posts.php?threadid=4090
http://www.fordexcursions.com/forums/posts.php?threadid=1265&page=1&rpp=10
 

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so does ART do this to our existing rotors our do they make there own? same with the pads does ART make those to? how much for these pads and rotors?
 

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havent had any problems with my breaks yet. I've had it for 8 months, it has 6500 miles, and I tow a 2000 lbs trailer with quads. probably not enough weight to cause extra wear.
 

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Applied Rotor Technologies

I totally argree about how much better Cryo treated rotors are than stock. Applied Rotor Technologies (ART) is just one company that does this process. I found out about them back 1999 when I was having warping problems with my 1998 Dodge Dakota. I bought a pair of rotors and a set of pads from ART. I just traded in that truck last month. I had put 65,000 miles on those rotors and pads and they still looked like new! They performed great and never faded. Huge difference from the stock rotors. They have rotors listed on their website for the Titan / Armada. They are slotted, cryo treated, then zinc plated. Front costs $450 and Rear costs $430. They come with Carbon Fiber/Kevlar pads. They sell the pads seperately for $119. I know there are other companies that sell cryo treated rotors and they probably have similar performance gains. I personally have dealt with ART in the past and was very happy with their product.
 

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dram56 said:
They have rotors listed on their website for the Titan / Armada..
no one has posted website yet!
 

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just checked out the web site, increased life by 200% thats awesome
 

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nutech said:
I did a search on google for "applied rotor technology" and it found the following:

http://www.appliedrotortechnology.com

LOL funny he did a search. He works for them LOL. Way to get a free advertisement. At least it was creative.
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m4ck said:
nutech said:
I did a search on google for "applied rotor technology" and it found the following:

http://www.appliedrotortechnology.com

LOL funny he did a search. He works for them LOL. Way to get a free advertisement. At least it was creative.
M4ck
I was a little suspicious of this thread from the start. That's why I didn't immediately reply to it. At least they didn't directly trash the Titan brakes in their posts.
 

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Caltitan said:
m4ck said:
nutech said:
I did a search on google for "applied rotor technology" and it found the following:

http://www.appliedrotortechnology.com

LOL funny he did a search. He works for them LOL. Way to get a free advertisement. At least it was creative.
M4ck
I was a little suspicious of this thread from the start. That's why I didn't immediately reply to it. At least they didn't directly trash the Titan brakes in their posts.
Yeah, this guy pm'd me at TT about becoming a test vehicle for them and following up with install write-up and review. I think I'll wait to see what Nissan comes up with for a perm fix, which may include new rotors, calipers, etc. Call him if interested, you will get some nice free rotors!

Steve
 

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I would just like to state for the record. I have no affiliation with "ART". My earlier post was simply meant to offer some info about Cryo treated rotors and the benefits they offer. Like I stated, "ART" is one company offering the technology. My own personal experience with cryo rotors was very positive. I just happened to have purchased mine back in 1999 from "ART". So, I know they have been around for a few years. My Titan has only 1500 miles on it right now and the dealership has already turned my rotors at 1200 miles and installed the "upgrade kit". From what I have read on this forum and others, is that Nissan has still not quite figured out a permanant fix. I am hearing possibly April 2005. I hope so.
But, for those folks that are on their 3rd visit back to the dealer for another temp fix, or are out of free warranty repairs, then this might be an alternative.
I don't particularly enjoy leaving my vehicle at the dealership for the same repairs over and over.
Hmmm... free rotors and pads you say... I'll check on that one. Thanks for the tip. Cheers.
 
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