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Seeking better rotors than factory

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Sixteen Sequoia, Aug 2, 2022.

  1. Aug 2, 2022 at 8:57 PM
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    Sixteen Sequoia

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    Living in California, we have our mountains. The factory rotors simply cannot absorb the heat generated. Everything is buttery smooth UNTIL rotors heat up, then the vehicle gets the wobbles and vibrations of distorted rotors. Shifting down, they cool and are buttery smooth again. Until, they heat up. Is there a HD brake kit with approximately another 1” diameter rotor and 50% more mass? Or, same diameter, but thicker, more massive? Knowing brakes convert the vehicle’s kinetic energy to heat, for sure this is the problem. If I was using the vehicle in Ohio, no sweat, but our daily drives include thousands of feet of elevation change- flat land brakes don’t work.
     
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    Only kit that exists that will be better than OEM isn't cheap. https://alconkits.com/heavy-duty-truck-brakes/toyota-tundra There is a member on here that has it and says its awesome. Dont fall for the aftermarket rotors though, they wont last nearly as long as the OEM ones, same with pads. Lots of great marketing out there for aftermarket pads and rotors but in the end they wear out faster and great more noise and dust. You want better braking you need to increase the size of them.
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2022 at 9:40 PM
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    I just got back from a trip to Montana, towing a trailer, with no trailer brakes. The heat had me fighting the steering wheel coming into some valleys. I'm going to try Stoptech and hope for the best. It can't be much worse than OEM. I have less than 50,000 miles and live in FL, so I've never really done hills to heat warp my rotors, but here we are.
     
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    I have StopTech Sport slotted and Cryo treated on mine. Do not get the drilled, just slotted only. FL here too.
     
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    Also slotted front rotors here, EBC, been great and I tow
     
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    Norcal as well. My two friends and I had the vibrations and warped stock rotors. All went slotted as well and it is night and day.
     
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    I can't say enough good things about https://brakeperformance.com/ I put them on my SR5 3rd gen 4Runner with the 4.7 and they were awesome! I did the slotted and dimpled rotors with the upgraded ceramic pads and they were a huge improvement. Remember the 2003 SR5 with the V8 had little tiny rotors on the fronts. They would warp between oil changes. I could not warp the Brake Performance rotors and they were stock size. Believe me when I say I tried. I also think they have a lifetime no warp guarantee.
     
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    This is correct, first hand experience that the Alcon kit is NO JOKE. Also clears 17"s better than stock.
     
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    These are really the only “game changers” out there.
     
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    I use Bosch on all my own vehicles when its time to replace. No problems yet.
     
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    The OEM are easily warped. The brake performance rotors I had were so good that I would never consider stop tech or ecb. They stop in a hurry and are silky smooth. No hint of vibration. I have an 8 year old MB E350 with the factory drilled rotors that I use for work. Hit the brakes at any speed over 90 and they wobble horribly. They have been that way since I bought it 6 years ago. Not sure why I haven't fixed that yet? I will be replacing them soon as they are getting worse. Hit the brakes at speeds over 100 and it feels like the wheels are going to come off. You could do that to the 4runner all day long and would stop exactly the same over and over. I can't state how impressed I was with them. The only OEM rotors I have ever been impressed with are the ones on my wifes Audi SQ5.
     
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    Silver17 Well, that’s just like uh, your opinion man

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