DBA® DBA5654.1XS - HD Series™ 5000XS Series Drilled and Slotted Front Rotor Ring

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HD Series™ 5000XS Series Drilled and Slotted Front Rotor Ring (DBA5654.1XS) by DBA®. Rotor Type: Vented; Rotor Size: 326mm (12.83"); Minimum Allowable Rotor Thickness: 28mm (1.1") One per pack. This is a replacement outer rotor section of the 2-piece 5000 series rotor that features an aluminum center section. Crafted with high-carbon iron and cured with a patented process that reduces metal stress, the rotor edges feature 3 paint marks which change color to reflect different levels of metal temperature, and 144 pillars between rotor faces provide faster cooling and greater strength to reduce heat warpage and extend life. Recommended for use with performance modified street vehicles. Sized to exact OEM dimensions for easy, bolt-on replacement without modification.

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  • One replacement iron outer rotor section as originally found on the 5000 series disc brake rotor with aluminum center section
  • Bolts together easily with your existing center section without drilling or welding
  • Save money without replacing the entire 2-piece section
  • 3 paint marks on rotor edges change color visibly to reflect that brake rotors have reached different levels of operating temperatures
  • Crafted from iron with high carbon content which achieves low levels of noise, vibration, and harshness
  • Outer rotor sections are treated with a patented Thermal Stability Process to reduce metal stress which weakens iron over many heating and cooling cycles
  • Paint on all non-contact rotor areas provides a high level of style and corrosion resistance
  • "Kangaroo Paw" design features 144 spaced pillars between inner and outer faces of each rotor that provide faster cooling and greater strength than traditional slotted cooling fins
  • Lower rotor temperatures greatly reduce rotor warpage and boiling brake fluid which causes pedal fade
  • Break-in bedding period for new rotor sections will take approximately 186 miles / 300 kilometers
  • Manufacturer warranties rotors for 12 months or 12,000 miles


  • Slots and drilled holes provide dust and water dissipation
  • Slots help to increase pad bite and improve air circulation
  • Cross-drilled holes provide increased cooling
  • Offer great weight savings and provide rapid heat dissipation compared to 1-piece rotors
  • Reduce stopping distances in wet weather

If you have already equipped your vehicle with 5000XS lightweight two-piece rear brake rotors that contain aluminum center sections and your rotors have become scored, grooved, rusted, or worn to minimum thickness, this iron outer rotor section is available independently at a lower cost. Because it features the same quality design features and construction as DBA’s original rotor section, you’ll benefit from the iron outer rotor’s slotted grooves and cross-drilled holes that provide supremely effective management of heat, dust, and gasses that build up during aggressive driving. You will also find those performance benefits continue in the rain and at racetrack speeds as temperatures get even higher. Because of the evenly spaced slots across the entire rotor surface, any pads will wear more consistently and eliminate "lip" formation along the outside edge of the rotor. Black paint is applied to all non-contact areas to ensure these rotors continue to look good and resist corrosion during their extended lifespans.

For the serious performance driver that’s mindful of avoiding high rotor temperatures that cause brake fluid boiling and pedal fade, DBA equips each 5000XS rotor with three paint marks that monitor brake rotor temperature and change color as different points are reached. A green line becomes white at 856 degrees Fahrenheit, an orange line changes to yellow at 1,022 degrees Fahrenheit, and a pink line also changes to white when temperatures exceed 1,166 degrees Fahrenheit. While these brake rotors will reach high temperatures eventually after heavy sustained use, they will take longer than others to reach those temperatures. They’ll maintain their cool under most conditions thanks to high-carbon iron rotor sections which resist temperature buildup better initially, and because of vented centers with 144 tear-drop shaped pillars which result in more metal contact and better cooling than traditional fins.

Like all high-performance DBA rotors, 5000XS outer rotor sections are cured during production and heat-treated with a patented Thermal Stability Process - reducing metal stress and preventing iron from weakening internally over many heating and cooling cycles. Combined with lower overall operating temperatures, these rotors are much more resistant to the warping and hotspotting which typically shorten both pad and rotor lifespan. DBA matches or exceeds vehicle manufacturer rotor warranties by ensuring that these brake discs will remain usable and free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 1 year or 12,000 miles.

Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) specializes in precision crafted brake rotors with innovative designs and material compounds that resist heat buildup far better than products from competitors - giving you increased stopping power with smooth progressive application, lower noise, vibration, and harshness, and greater resistance to the rotor warpage that shortens usable lifespan of all brake components. DBA offers a variety of slotted rotors with and without cross-drilled holes in traditional 1-piece construction and 2-piece aluminum center construction for reduced mass. Headquartered in Austraila, DBA has United States operations in Detroit, Michigan. CARiD is proud to offer the full lineup of DBA rotors at great values.

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Vehicle Fitment

This part is compatible with 11 vehicle(s)
Year Make Model Fitment Notes:
2014 Subaru WRX STI
  • Base
2013 Subaru WRX STI
  • Base
2012 Subaru WRX STI
  • Base
2011 Subaru WRX STI
  • Base
2010 Subaru WRX STI
  • Base
2009 Subaru WRX STI
2008 Subaru WRX STI
2007 Subaru WRX STI
  • Base
2006 Subaru WRX STI
2005 Subaru WRX STI
2004 Subaru WRX STI
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