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Yet another brake rotor thread...

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Charliebrn, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. Nov 21, 2021 at 1:59 PM
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    Charliebrn

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    My 2017 has a slight shimmy in the wheel when I hit the brakes at 60+ until they get hot. When I put the snows on, I noticed the pads are getting down there, so ordered some Akebonos. I've had them on many vehicles in the past and I liked them a lot...low dusting and yet they seem to grab better at all temps than OEM.

    Trying to research rotors, I see Hart, Detroit Axle, Raybestos, Powerstop, AC Delco, Callahan and OEM. From what I'm reading in the other threads, seem to be a lot of complaints about the original equipment... I'm curious as to a more updated list of happy customers of rotors...in particular any of the above... I'd really like something coated, as I'm definitely in the rust belt, but want reliable, smooth stopping too. I see a lot of talk of powerstops...but not so sure oabout drilled/slotted..I've had them, and they were always noisy and "grindy". lol. I tow a camper on occasion, but don't do off roading...nor am I a hard driver...I'm easy on the truck and it's brakes if I can help it

    Flame suit on for another brake thread, but really interested in some of the other brands, and direct experiences.
     
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  2. Nov 21, 2021 at 2:01 PM
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    Hightide

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    Just go with Stoptech cryo and be done with it.
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2021 at 8:11 AM
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    Goodyear UltraTerrain AT 275/70/r18, Stoptech Cryo Slotted Rotors/Hawk LTS Pads, DECKED, and lots more!
    I'm with you there. Threw Stoptech Cryo slotted on the front and centric premium on the rear w/HAWK LTS (green) pads and couldn't be happier
     
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  4. Nov 24, 2021 at 9:04 AM
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    Centric (stoptech) Cryo or high carbon rotors and Akebono pads.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2021 at 8:54 PM
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    I went cryo rotors and yellow pads, could not be happier. FYI, I burn through brakes in all of my vehicles so OEM seldom works.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2021 at 3:56 AM
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    I’ll fifth the stoptech cryo. I had powerstop for about 2 years and replaced with stoptech cryo and ebc yellow pads. It was a big difference.
     
  7. Nov 27, 2021 at 4:02 AM
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    I have the EBC brake kit and love it.
     
  8. Nov 27, 2021 at 5:42 AM
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    +1 on the StopTech Sport cryo treated, slotted only.
     
  9. Nov 28, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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    I run the drilled and slotted rotors from 4wP, new pads and rotors about every 40k miles. I'm hard on brakes up here in the mountains, especially with a lift and 35" tires.
     
  10. Nov 28, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    Does no one suggest using OEM? I've always had good experiences just using OEM pads and rotors on my previous vehicles.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2021 at 7:14 AM
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    I see a lot of mentions of slotted rotors. Why? Don't you have accelerated pad wear?
     
  12. Dec 7, 2021 at 7:45 AM
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    Too many, but not enough....
    Are drilled and slotted really necessary? I feel like its more for high speed track use and not so much for a hulking truck that is cruising on highways and crawling on trails at 10 mph.
     
  13. Dec 7, 2021 at 7:57 AM
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    I wouldn’t trust a rotor with that many holes in it.

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    They're not necessary at all. I see 0 people running them at the track either. I think it's just bling.
     
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  15. Dec 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM
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    I actually replaced my original rotors last year with OEM rotors purchased in November and didn't get the chance to replace them until January this year, and they got warped pretty bad on a trip to Santa Cruz.. ordered OEM rotors 3 times and my orders were canceled so I opted for Stoptech cryo treated rotors... Eitherway replacing the driver side caliper since its starting to seize up
     
  16. Dec 7, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    Too many, but not enough....
    The cryo treatment i am sure is a huge benefit. I would imagine standard rotors with the cryo would be more than capable for the tundra. I am only on 10k miles on the truck with stock size tired and I feel like that is about the limit of the stock brakes. Moving to 35s soon with 5.29s and a mild lift, I know I will need to upgrade brakes relatively soon, especially for all the mountain driving.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2021 at 1:33 PM
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    I’ve got 9k on mine most of the time with 35” tires and 5:29 gears it is under braked. I am pulling light trailers and driving heavy footed . Mine has a little vibration starting right as I press the brakes. I used to sell auto parts for 20ish years Akebono or EBC brake pads and cryo rotors is a good idea or a big brake kit in the future if I supercharge mine.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2021 at 2:16 PM
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    Too many, but not enough....
    Good to have confirmation of what i suspected. Ill look into upgrading. Do people usually do green or yellow stuff for these trucks when they dont tow alot?
     
  19. Dec 7, 2021 at 4:24 PM
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    I sold green EBC more often for street track cars and had them on 2 of my race cars and my wife’s Subaru that always squeaked until we put green EBC on cryo rotors . I sold tons of akebono they make Subarus factory pads or did then.
     
  20. Dec 7, 2021 at 4:36 PM
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    Yep. Its been proven. It's simple thermodynamics. Solid rotors stop better and last longer. The only people who use them are people who either don't know better, or just like the looks.
     

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