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Warping front brake rotors

I have owned this 1997 mitsubishi montero for 11 years and the front brake rotors have always warped after awhile. No other car I've owned has had this problem. I suspect that the brakes are undersized and get too hot while braking, then warp. I saw that a supplier on ebay makes slotted rotors but would solve the problem or what can?

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Heat generated from braking is very hi. Any product that can reduce the heat is a good idea.

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