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Front brake job

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by bmf4069, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Mar 1, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 [OP] Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    I had a little free time after work and before it got nasty tomorrow so I finally did my front brakes. I bought the power stop 13WL kit from rock auto to replace my 13WE. They were definitely warped, seeing as how it shook horribly from 70-50 mph on deceleration. Not a bad job. About 3 1/2 hours, but that's with slow, pics taken, and bleeding all the brakes. Twice. On with the pics.

    The power stop KCOE2324 kit. The mounting hardware for the pads comes with it. You may or may not want another brake grease packet.
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    Caliper and pads.
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    Caliper, pads, and hardware.
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    My recommended lug nut removal tool.
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    The old stuff.
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    Doesnt look too bad, but not great either.
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    Had to trim the dust shields to fit the new calipers. (This is too much on the bottom.) If it was a street car I would've just taken them off.
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    Test fit after cutting. Looks can be deceiving when you're eyeballing a caliper being held with one hand at dusk.
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    What I cut off.
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    Caliper and rotor mounted.
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    All assembled.
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    Purdy. New lug nuts installed too. Torqued to however tight my impact goes.
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    From the underside. Stupid fat finger.
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    From the underside with no fat finger.
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    The old hardware.
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    Drivers side hardware.
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    Tools used.
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    My gf took a pic of me hard at it so I figured I'd throw it in.
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    So after I finished the swap I bled all the brakes since I dont think I did a good job after the rear brakes. I got a ton of air out, filled 2 20oz bottles with bled out fluid, and bled them twice. And 3 times on the rear of you count after the rear brake job.

    Notes on the job.
    I'm not sure about stock 13WL calipers, but with the power stop kit you WILL need to trim your dust shields. A breaker bar will be handy as the mounting bolts are torqued to 90lbs. Also of note, the blenders on the PS kit are 8mm, not 10mm like the rears and brake lines.

    All in all not a hard job. About 6 one packs in all. Any questions, comments, or stories about the time you you got drunk and hid in a dumpster to evade the cops in Tijuana are welcome.
     
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  2. Mar 1, 2019 at 10:35 PM
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    Aerindel

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    I'm thinking about this myself. I have warped rotors as well, and they are only a year old, so I'm thinking about the upgrade.

    So what is the actual technical difference between calipers? Why are the WE bad and the WL good?
     
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  3. Mar 1, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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    Interesting that there seems to be a trend of aftermarket calipers using 8mm bleeders. They kind of scare me, not much strength in a hollow bolt that skinny. Looks good, I over did the trimming as well when I did this.

    Never hide in the dumpster in TJ, that's the first place the cops look. Better off to find a really big sombrero and hide in that.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2019 at 12:08 AM
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    bmf4069 [OP] Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Hmmm, never thought about using in a sombrero....:hattip:
     
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  5. Mar 2, 2019 at 3:48 AM
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    Looks good! Only thing I'll add is to go buy yourself a proper torque wrench for the lug nuts, you're not doing your new lug nuts or rotors any favors cranking them on.
     
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  6. Mar 2, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    bmf4069 [OP] Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    I've got one. I'll torque em down proper.
     
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  7. Mar 3, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    Found great prices at Autoanything.com no tax & free shipping. This is where I purchased my brake kit front & rear. Good experience with phone support as well. Have a 2002 Tundra Limited single owner with 333333 miles on it. Been to every state except HI.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2020 at 6:51 AM
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    This is an awesome write up. Should be a sticky.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2020 at 7:04 AM
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    Been doing this too long to use a torque wrench..........anyways, WHY are people trimming the shield. I didn't have too .
     
  10. Jan 18, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    bmf4069 [OP] Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Powerstop kit.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    :rockband: I was waiting for it, you win the prize. :rimshot:
     
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  12. Jan 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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    @bmf4069

    Did you ever install those shim wow parts?
     
  13. Jan 19, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    bmf4069 [OP] Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    I just got my jack back from the shop yesterday. 2 month fix on an $80 jack. But it was free since he didn't fix it right the first time. So if it's nice next weekend they'll go in.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    This works too

     
  15. Jan 19, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Awesome!
     
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  16. Jan 19, 2020 at 6:46 PM
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    Nice work...thanks for the pix. Yeah, ditch that impact and use a torque wrench. You may not always have access to that impact or a trucker's 4-way on the side of a nasty road when you have a flat to change. Stay out of dumpsters in TJ, as noted...grab an empty Mescal bottle, big sombrero and recline on a plaza bench, if they roust you just pee your pants than stagger off grumbling. They won't follow...they'll figger your broke and drunk, and SOILED. Forget that man.
     
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  17. Mar 18, 2020 at 3:44 AM
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    OP, thanks for the write up and pics. I've added this kit to my Tundra Amazon list. Will be doing this upgrade later on.
     
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  18. Mar 19, 2020 at 12:17 PM
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    So how is the braking now? Do you think it has improved over the we setup?

    Or should I just upgrade to the Lexus brakes?
     
  19. Mar 19, 2020 at 12:42 PM
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    I'll add that the brake dust shield you cut has been since updated to allow venting (holes cut in it), which has helped a lot of people with warping issues.
     
  20. Mar 19, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    It's better, but it was awful before, so I think it's back to stockish. Better fade and warping resistance I'm hoping.
     
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    I bought some of your Shim Wows from Stealership. Wuuu weee! on the price tag. So far so good on my 13WL. Your pics helped me out.
     
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  22. Mar 19, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    bmf4069 [OP] Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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    Damn, I forgot about those. They got put in the parts pile and forgotten!
     
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