I'm planning on changing all four rotors and pads in the near future. I don't want to start another argument such as the strut brace thread in the Z4-M section, but would I really gain by getting at least slotted rotors? What I want to get are slotted rotors, not cross-drilled. I've been told that cross-drilled rotors tend to crack, and that is not appealing to me at all. Slotted rotors do the same job, don't they? Would I actually benefit from getting these rotors over the stock plain vented rotors? What about frozen/cyrogenically treated rotors? Keep in mind I am looking for an overall increase in braking performance if possible, but wouldn't mind if the braking performance stayed the same as now. I am a bit concerned that my plain vented rotors overheat at times, almost always on the track and rarely during spirited driving. I do not want overheating brakes! I do want it to look cool too, kind of like sleeper status. You can't see much of it under the basketweaves, but I like the "wow" factor every time the wheel is taken off, though this isn't as important as braking performance and cooling. As for brake pads, I'm thinking of migrating away from the Hawk HPS' I'm running right now. My brakes squeal like pigs at this times and also make some other strange noise under hard braking, but I don't know if that's because my rotors are completely worn out or if it's the pads. The braking performance is great and all, but I just don't know if I could bring myself to buy another set after this squealing started. It started right after I replaced my brake pads to Hawk HPS'. Does anyone else have this issue and would anyone buy this set again? What other pad options do I have if I want 0 noise and good braking performance? It doesn't have to be track-grippy, but I want it to be pretty darned good for a street car. And, the all-important question: Will I track the car? I do plan on attending multiple HPDE's throughout the year, depending on how much I want to afford. I do want to do at least 2 a year and am not keen on swapping out rotors and pads just to go to a track event, so it's important for the rotors and pads to last a while even after attending a track day. If they don't last all that long after the day, fine, but they should at least be cheap. I'm willing to spend up to about $60/rotor, so for that price, I hope it would last quite a bit after an HPDE. Keep in mind, my regular plain rotors haven't been changed on my car since I bought it over 2 years ago and the rotors have survived two track days, both of which I experienced the pleasant smell of burning brakes. The pads lasted me a track day and were fine up until I swapped out my pads to Hawk HPS' with no noise at all. I don't know what pads they were; they were on the car when I bought it. If anyone can provide some insight, it would be greatly appreciated. When this is done, I'll be posting about shocks/struts and springs.