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Powerstop Z36 brake kit, any good?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by GNX6, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM
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    GNX6

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    Currently I have TRD pads and high carbon steel rotors on my truck, they are ok but not awesome. Now I have an 8000LB trailer and I think the brakes are not up to the task. Anyone use the power stop or find something better?
     
  2. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    I had PowerStops and had heat marks with warping issues with them. That is common with slotted and drilled rotors. Drilled rotors are known for pulsating as well.. Now I have StopTech Sport. Cryo treated and slotted only. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:50 PM
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    Last set of drilled slotted I had on my 02 Monte SS pulsated like crazy bad on hard braking, even new. (I was a GM tech for 22 years so anyone that is gonna post did you install them right can save it :) ) Much prefer a solid rotor. I will have a look at those, thanks for the input.
     
  4. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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    The Patriot 1776

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    Are you asking about the Z36 pads or the rotors as well? I'm contemplating those pads w/stock rotors.
     
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    ^^+1 for this set-up i just installed stoptech slotted only rotors with hawk LTS pads. Also I sprung for the stoptech stainless lines (6 total) 2 front 2 rear and 2 bed to axle. 1000 times better feel! less pedal travel and twice as firm in panic stops. highly recommend!
     
  6. Apr 3, 2021 at 9:35 PM
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    Well now that you mention it, pedal feel is pretty lousy on these....
     
  7. Apr 3, 2021 at 9:37 PM
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    The kit with pads and rotors...
     
  8. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:22 PM
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    I’ve got the z36 pads all around, carquest premium rotors on front and oem rotors on rear. They seem to work well.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:27 PM
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    I have the stoptech slotted. Going back to oem and trd pads when these wear out. I have about 10k miles to go on them
     
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    I would be looking at the brakes on the trailer if your concerned. The stock brakes are plenty good.
     
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    8k trailer on a 1/2 ton truck. Consider road safety go with. 3/4ton. I have money youre over the limit on payload etc.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2021 at 4:20 AM
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    OEMs are really good...I swapped to StopTech drilled/slotted rotors w/ Z36 and they don't stop as well as the OEM.

    Agree with Redcon...you probably need a 3/4 ton truck.
     
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    What’s the link to the ones you bought? I’m in the market for rotors and pads
     
  15. Apr 7, 2021 at 4:35 AM
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    I got them from AutoAnything. I'll pull my order and get you the part numbers. Also, once you add them to the cart, do live chat with them and ask if cart items are the best price. They will usually give you another $20 to $30 dollars off.
     
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    Here is a list of what I have.

    Rotors.jpg
     
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    I have a 2015 Tundra and it has fantastic brakes with factory pads and rotors, 4 piston calipers and huge vented rotors front and rear. Not being able to adequately stop an 8000lb trailer is more a function of improperly adjusted or improperly functioning trailer brakes. Does your trailer have brakes on both axles?
     
  18. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:28 AM
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    Right on! Thanks!
     
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