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Brake upgrade for towing

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Randy1794, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Aug 26, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    Randy1794

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    Hi guys,
    I took my truck in for service today and it was noted that my brake pads were getting close to requiring replacement. Have been looking at aftermarket brake kits (oversized rotors and pads). Has anyone upgraded their brakes for the purpose of towing? I don’t currently tow, but plan to in the next year, and then I will probably be only a few times per year...worth the extra cost of aftermarket?

    Thanks,
    Randy
     
  2. Aug 26, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    bigblue14

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    TRD Exhaust TRD Rear Sway Bar Factory Towing Mirrors Hawk LTS Pads w/ Centric Rotors ESP Underseat Storage
    I have the Hawk LTS pads with centric rotors. Better overall brake feel but I haven't towed with them yet. They dust like crazy if that's a concern. The picture is after two weeks of commuting ~40 miles a day.

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  3. Aug 26, 2018 at 5:07 PM
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    Steve89gt

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    FWIW, the Tundra brakes are pretty freakin' huge already (13.9" rotors in the front, 13.6" in the rear). When combined with your installed trailer brake controller and the electric brakes on the trailer (which I'm assuming you'll have), I personally don't see the value in upgrading. FWIW, I tow a 5000# travel trailer quite regularly with my Tundra, and the braking hasn't been an issue. Just my .02...
     
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  4. Aug 26, 2018 at 5:14 PM
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    Tierhog

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    Stock gotcha 4.5-5 years. Steve89gt comments seem correct. I'd stay with what's proven. :plane:
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER HAS ANYONE SEEN MY BASEBALL?

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    I just put SP performance rotors and pads on my 17 because I didn’t feel like going back to the dealer for warped rotors. I haven’t towed with them yet.
     

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