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Chevrolet Astro front disc rotors warping frequently

2001chevrolet astra awd front disc rotars warping and need machined down or replaced every 10 thousand miles, sometimes 5000 miles. Driven in hilly roads.
any thoughts???? maybe better bigger discs will fit or some way to cool them is doable?????

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You can try to replace the disk with the cross drilled rotors, there not that much more then the OEM's and you may need the Calipers replaced if the pistons are binding. Binding pistons can cause the brake pads not to retract all the way, make them heat up the rotors. Good luck and keep me posted.

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