I can see where that would or could make in impact on how everything moves down there. I WILL ask about that.
I've owned a few of these small bodied GM cars... a 91 Cavalier RS, a 94 V6 Sunbird, and this SS. I have freinds that have quite a few Z24s and cavaliers. ALL of them are replacing rotors and / or pads every year regardless of the milage.
I've always felt ( just my opinion ) that a big reason for this is that GM has always looked at these cars as "throwaway" cars. THey're the bottom feeder cars in their line, and they don't do the engineering that it probably SHOULD have. That's not saying that they are putting junk on them, just that the parts aren't up to the task.
These front drivers are doing ALL the work... steering, driving, braking, accelerating and allllll the weight transfers that comes with it.
Another thing I was thinking of..... as some on the corvette forum have talked about.... the torqing of the lug nuts! Improper torqing and UNEVEN torqing of the nuts can lead to the wheel not being balanced, and therfore putting uneven stresses on the hub, caliper, and brakes.
Not that this is what's happening here. Just something I've picked up. I'm a friggin sponge when it comes to this stuff.
OK... too long a read! sorry to all that are still reading this.
Spooner.. I'l let yuo know what I find out.