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Another brake upgrade question.

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by BTBAKER, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Jul 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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    BTBAKER

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    Sorry...:anonymous:


    I’ve got warped rotors on my 2017 and instead of going in and getting the TSB I’m just going to upgrade. My question is should I spend the dough and upgrade the calipers or is a rotor pad kit enough? I’m not even 100 percent sure what an upgraded caliper would do for me?
     
  2. Jul 20, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    some hawk LTS and new rotors would be plenty, I don't think on street driving you'd get noticeable benefit with a caliper upgrade

    I put hawk HPS on my wife's rav4, which had horrible stock brakes. They made a world of difference in stop&go traffic
     
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  3. Jul 20, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    Sterlinglwood Never enough!

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    Just do rotors. Slotted at least. I’m waiting for mine to warp. Just about every Toyota I’ve owned eventually pulses and shakes on hard stops.
     
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  4. Jul 20, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    Thanks man. That will save me some loot.
     
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    Will do. I was looking at EBC setup. They seem to be quality.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    Not to thread jack but which rotors would you guys recommend? My truck also has a wooble during hard stops.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    Get the OEM’s cut if you have time or the tolerance left. Makes more time to decide on what you want down the road.
     
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    I put EBC green on my wife's RAV4 previously. Great stopping power but insane amount of dust and they wore out in 20-25k miles. The hawk HPS are better on dusting (still far worse than OEM) but don't seem to sacrifice stopping power.
     
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  9. Jul 21, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    IMHO calipers would be generally be overkill - unless you found yourself in situations early on where you thought the brakes were not enough even when new. As far as I know, unless you either increase the size of your rotors and/or move to a higher piston count (i.e. 4 to a 6), you don't get a whole lot out of newer calipers.

    If you really want a bomb-proof setup, bang for buck, get Cryo rotors, and a high quality pad. I've yet to upgrade my pads to non-oem, but all the usual suspects like Stoptech/Hawk/EBC/etc. make an upgraded pad.

    Believe it or not on some Porsche's the OEM manufacturer is Textar - and the best textar pads are often used for track use and work pretty darn well in the lighter cars. Point being that there are a lot of manufacturers that make good product.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    Thanks! I’m going to look at those rotors now. I’ll leave my stock calipers.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    no need for a caliper upgrade on a dd. the tundra has a very nice brake set up from the factory. a good slotted rotor and pad upgrade will give you a nice boost in performance. also a good fluid will go a long way. save your $$$ for other mods
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    I thought drilled was for heat dissipation (isn't that was causes warping), and slotted was to remove dust.

    You'll mostly see drilled and slotted anyways. But if you had to get one or the other, go with drilled.
     
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  13. Jul 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    I'm not sure that is the case. Slotted actually help in heat dissipation as well and are more durable than drilled. I'd personally never put drilled on my car if given the choice, and the track guys who really build up heat avoid them. They are prone to cracking over time.

    Good write-up here talking about slotted for off-road, towing, track, general high-performance: https://www.r1concepts.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-brake-rotor-pattern/
     
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