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1st Gen Tundra Brake Upgrade

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by migx333, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. Mar 28, 2020 at 9:48 PM
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    migx333

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    Wanted to hear what your guys' opinion are for a big brake upgrade.

    Went wheeling and any steep declines and it was very hard to stop my tundra. I plan to put a wedge camper on my truck bed so it'll be even heavier.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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    How are your tires?
     
  3. Mar 29, 2020 at 12:38 AM
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    I’m on 33” tires

    255/80/17

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  4. Mar 29, 2020 at 12:40 AM
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    What pads you running?
     
  5. Mar 29, 2020 at 12:48 AM
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    I think they’re just the stock ones from the 2005 DBL cab SR5

    I just got the truck

    any experience with those z36 power stop kit? If they’re any good?
     
  6. Mar 29, 2020 at 1:16 AM
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    I heard good things about the power stop z36 kits. I just installed some on a 3rd gen trd pro-pretty good quality. I like to stick with oem pads. Initial bite/not much dust. They are just expensive.
    I’ve ran ebc Pads on my 1st gen Tacoma, a lot more dust but they bite a lot better.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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    How fresh is your brake fluid? Are all your caliper pistons working? Just some other things to consider.
     
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  8. Mar 29, 2020 at 5:10 AM
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    First things first: are your rear brakes adjusted properly? Do you use your parking brake regularly? Can the parking brake hold the truck on an incline?
     
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    I mean tread wear. They still have a decent amount left or are they bald?

    I have that kit on my 06. They work great.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2020 at 11:02 AM
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    You need to inspect/adjust/repair your whole brake system first. The stock brakes will stop your truck. A big brake upgrade won't help if your brake system is in disrepair.
     
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  11. Mar 29, 2020 at 2:57 PM
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    Ahh I see

    I‘ll inspect all fluids this weekend

    but my parking break almost has no resistance when I push it down.

    I avoid parking on inclines because of this reason
     
  12. Mar 29, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    Decent amount left still
     
  13. Mar 29, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    My brakes can definitely still stop my truck but definitely takes a little bit of planning to in order to stop. I’d want more responsive and powerful brakes for declines when going off roading and just faster response braking.

    I’ll thoroughly check out my entire system this upcoming weekend.

    thanks for the advice
     
  14. Mar 29, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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    The front and rear brakes are linked, so if the rear brakes aren’t functioning properly, it adversely affects the fronts.
    The rear brakes self adjust when you use the parking brake.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2020 at 8:06 PM
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    They are supposed to. Prob don't though. Get those rear brakes properly adjusted and you might be surprised how much better the entire braking system feels
     
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    Any update on your brake situation
     
  17. Jun 28, 2020 at 6:43 PM
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    4lo with lo gear is your best friend for off road descents
     
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  18. Jun 28, 2020 at 11:41 PM
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    going with Geoffrey beer’s big brake which uses the GX470‘s brake pads

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