*Note this has been resolved. Jalopnik, Opposite lock and Garrett Davis have all handled this with the utmost professionalism and respect.*
I recently read an article on Jalopnik covering different myths about brakes and rotors; when only a paragraph in, I realized there seemed to be a striking similarity between the Jalopnik article written for their Opposite lock section by Garrett Davis and my own.
The article in question is one of my most viewed, which can be found Here.
And here’s a link to the Jalopnik article.
Mr. Davis did a good job of rewriting my article and adding his “Bro” flair to it, but the structure remains very similar and even some of my anecdotal accounts. Check out this little paragraph from the Jalopnik article:
“I should mention that one legitimate benefit of drilled and slotted rotors (besides attracting the hunnies, y’all), is in wet weather conditions. The gaps give the water a channel to run out, much like the tread on your tires for better wet weather braking.”
And now mine:
“So actually there is one benefit to cross-drilling and slotting but I didn’t want to mention it since it’s also insignificant – that benefit is in wet weather. It turns out that drilling and slotting either give a place for water to evacuate like the tread on a tire, or allows steam to gas through kind of like what drilling was intended for. I don’t know what really happens, maybe both. But either way, the initial bite tends to be better in the wet.”
I thought that Mr. Davis’s theft of my comparison of slotting to the tread of a tire was quite shameless. Even though the information in my post is free knowledge, it would have been nice to get a hat tip for organizing and putting it together. A lot of my information comes from personal experience or even accounts with professionals; and If I do use other peoples info, I always try to give the obligatory link back and/or hat tip.
If you read Jalopnik often, you will notice they do seem to have a lot of slow news days. I guess they fill them with other peoples work. Nice job stepping on the little guy Jalopnik. I have a feeling that I know what Mr. Davis will be writing about next.