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Is the inside E-brake caliper issue a problem on every gen 3 (mine's 1595 in 03, 60k, unknown brake history) and having it in shop tomorrow. The outer disk is smooth but I feel ridges on the inside rotor, so I'm thinking rotors and pads on all 4 corners.
 

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Yeah, I think it's been a problem for all gen 3s and probably even 4s as I thought they used the same setup. I believe even the gen 5 uses the same setup, but I think they changed where on the rotor it mounts, so it might have a better cable run or something that makes it less likely to drag.
 

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When I got my 2008 it had basically no pad left on the inside with plenty of low speed noise and brake dust to accompany.
I completely removed the entire system including handle and now I have a convenient pouch to place my cellular in, shed about 12lbs in all, mostly unsprung.

GT-R's use the same Brembo park mechanism and suffer the same problem.
 

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I've experienced that problem on many of my cars in the past. When I park while driving around I use my e-brake but when it's in the garage parked long or short I skip using the e-brake to avoid it from rusting on the rotor. Same with the alarm. If you park longterm with the alarm on, the flashing alarm light will drain your battery.
 

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Is the inside E-brake caliper issue a problem on every gen 3 (mine's 1595 in 03, 60k, unknown brake history) and having it in shop tomorrow. The outer disk is smooth but I feel ridges on the inside rotor, so I'm thinking rotors and pads on all 4 corners.

YEP....... Inner pads drag, made worse by habitual E-brake use for no good reason!
You can simply swap the Outer E pads INWARD and Visa-Versa
 
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After insightful discussion with my Viper technician: the E-brake is a functional parking brake and can be used as such. But, it needs routine lubrication to operate as intended. I'm putting on drilled/slotted rotors and upgraded pads, stock pads on the E-brakes and will have it monitored and lubed at oil changes. I will continue to use the E-brake for parking or holding when starting on inclines.
 

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After insightful discussion with my Viper technician: the E-brake is a functional parking brake and can be used as such. But, it needs routine lubrication to operate as intended. I'm putting on drilled/slotted rotors and upgraded pads, stock pads on the E-brakes and will have it monitored and lubed at oil changes. I will continue to use the E-brake for parking or holding when starting on inclines.
It’s a hard habit to break (no pun intended), but stop using it for parking and just live your life. The Reverse Gear locks in place if you are that concerned, but I park in First Gear. I guess we all go through this and then decide. If you don’t have an emergency or are not parked on a steep incline just leave it in gear and go about life. I’ve pulled the handle maybe 5-6 times in 8 years or so (30K miles), after having to buy new rotors, and it’s fine.
 

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