There IS an intermedaite place between Vanco big brake setup with the new pads and 'good rotors and great pads on the stock setup'.
It's a WJ knuckle conversion, with great pads.
Cost is pretty much the same as Vanco. Only real advantage is in the steering upgrade possibilities that come along with it. HOWEVER... large amounts of fabrication, rersearch, and welding is required.
The only real solution to braking issues with large tires is bigger brakes. Vanco is perhaps the most cost effective approach.
OP... did you seriously think bolting on really big tires and breaking out a sawzall to make them sort of clear was a real solution???
Big tires, lifted Jeeps are WAY more expensive than almost any parts manufacturer is willing to admit. Even the Genright 'complete' kits at around 8 grand don't address issues like steering setups that actually work, or braking issues. They also don't include the nearly 10 grand of axle upgrades needed to effectively use really large tires, like 37+ that are used anywhere but a mall parking lot.
Big tires, done right, are FREAKING EXPENSIVE. Deal with it, or don't go there.
97 TJ Sport - 4.0/HP D30 w ARB/8.8 w LS/4.88s; 35s and flat fenders on 2.5 lift
84 CJ7; frame off restoration in progress.
The technical advice you get from me here is worth exactly what you paid me for it. Warranty issues will be reimbursed at double what you paid me for the advice.