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Best brake upgrade for the 1st gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Jon@Mule, Jun 2, 2022.

  1. Jun 3, 2022 at 8:38 PM
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    Followed the thread great mod
     
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    @Jon@Mule Any word on release date of these kits yet?
     
  4. Jul 5, 2022 at 9:14 AM
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    I believe it will be mid-August.
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2022 at 5:18 PM
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    @Jon@Mule I'm def interested. Thanks for sharing. I recently completed the GX460 upgrade. It made a big difference. I wish i had done it sooner. With that being said, I'm now adding armor and a four wheel camper and so if the kit can provide better performance then I'm all ears.

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  6. Jul 12, 2022 at 8:41 PM
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    How's the brake pedal? I've been doing my homework and some people are experiencing the "mushy" pedal.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2022 at 11:20 PM
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    I spoke with Jon and Delon of Power Brake over the weekend at Overland Expo PNW and I'll be getting a set of as well. Got to see all the insane amount of detail and quality that goes into these brake kits. No they are not cheap but I feel it's the type of upgrade that is worth it and you won't regret for safety reasons especially when carrying a camper.
     
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  8. Jul 13, 2022 at 4:07 AM
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    No mushy pedal. The pedal feels better then before actually. Just use a quality OEM GX460 caliper and you should be good. Also take the opportunity to upgrade the brake lines as well. I went with crown performance with banjo bolts.
     
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  9. Jul 13, 2022 at 9:04 AM
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    I used the same lines and there great
     
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  10. Jul 13, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    I never ran the GX conversion, so I couldn't give you an honest comparison. I can tell you that my canopy, tent, and gear are probably close in weight to the FWC dry maybe even wet and loaded? I have all the confidence in the stopping power. That being said, I wouldn't upgrade until you get the camper and see how it feels with the GX brakes.
     
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    That Mits alloy canopy is SWEET! Sales pitch or not, this is a dream rig.
     
  13. Aug 11, 2022 at 11:47 AM
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    Thank you!
     
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    Not seeing a kit in the catalog that fits the 1st Gen. Does one of the Lexus kits fit? Other?
     
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  15. Aug 17, 2022 at 10:47 AM
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    You will want the kit for the Tundra. I have asked for an update from Powerbrake, and will update the thread once I hear back.
     
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    Waiting to see what they say. Thanks.
     
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    Santa delivered a package today. One of the first and one of the few. I'll report back when I get these installed.

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    Really nice setup, more than me or my truck needs. At some point I will make an upgrade to the gx brakes but for the most part, my truck rides around empty and the Corolla brakes are adequate
     
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    I think for an unmodded daily driver the stock brakes work fine. The GX upgrade would be a great upgrade for most basic builds with a lift, bigger tires, some extra weight. I sprung for the Powerbrake kit because I'll be hauling a camper on it 24/7 so felt I should do spring for the best kit I could get for it. Plus I got it for a small sale before their prices went up in Sept so they were $300 less than the current MSRP.
     
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    Any updates on the install?
     
  21. Sep 20, 2022 at 7:49 PM
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    Haven't had the chance to install it yet. I'll be sure to update it when I do though.
     
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