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Join Date: May 2003
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Yeah Caver, I am running the thinner rotors with the Scout Calipers. I understand where you're coming from, but the new brake pads are half an inch (give or take a smidge) thick. I figure as long as I check the pads every few months and change them when they are about half life, the .25 inch difference in rotor thickness shouldn't have a negative effect. I observed absolutely no change in braking after the swap. Used disc brake grease during reassembly and the calipers are not hanging up/sticking. No pulling, excessive heat, dust or anything. Just a gradual warping that you can feel getting worse and worse over a relatively short period of time.
I only started using the Scout calipers last year. Could not use the CJ mounts/calipers with the GM knuckles and high steer. I had warping issues before the change to Scout calipers but went ahead and threw new rotors at it while I had it apart.
I will admit that I am using chain store rotors, but they are "made in the USA" per the label.
Is this the only hammer you've got?