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Old 01-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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red front brake calipers

Hey, does anybody know where you can buy red brake calipers for a 2nd gen tacoma. I would really like to get a big brake kit but it would be fine if I could just find someone who sells the calipers. I looked on trd.com and they dont make the big brake kit for a regular tacoma. It has to be an X runner. I also went to brembo.com and it was the same deal except they dont even make a kit for the x runner. I dont want to paint the calipers that are on my truck because I think that that it looks sort of cheap and ricey. Thanks guys.
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Check these out their expensive but cool


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Old 01-03-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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Wow. those are sweet, and expensive. lol. Thanks for the site. how much does the average big brake kit run for compared to these?
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so wait if you paint them it looks ricey ? but if you buy them it looks good ok i understand now
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Wow. those are sweet, and expensive. lol. Thanks for the site. how much does the average big brake kit run for compared to these?
Thats pretty average unfortunately
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so wait if you paint them it looks ricey ? but if you buy them it looks good ok i understand now
Yeah...I had to read that a bunch times too. If you do a good job with the paint it's really not any different from a replacement caliper...cept it's cheaper by a fair shot.
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so wait if you paint them it looks ricey ? but if you buy them it looks good ok i understand now
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Rotara makes a kit as well.
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so wait if you paint them it looks ricey ? but if you buy them it looks good ok i understand now
x2 lol. But hey, if someone has 3 grand to waste...so be it
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so wait if you paint them it looks ricey ? but if you buy them it looks good ok i understand now
yes. it looks ricey for a few reasons. first, im not a professional painter so i would not be able to get the kind of finish I want. second, the calipers that you buy are usually smoother than the ones that come from the factory. look at the difference with these pictures
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Just leave them black.
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Yeah...I had to read that a bunch times too. If you do a good job with the paint it's really not any different from a replacement caliper...cept it's cheaper by a fair shot.
I think what he's trying to say is, "don't fake the funk."

Get aftermarket calipers (which stop better, usually MUCH better), don't try to make your stock calipers look like racing calipers by painting them.
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Why would anyone want a BBK upgrade on a 4000 lb truck that makes 236 HP? This isn't a porche, it's a pickup truck.
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I should not have used the word ricey. thats not really what I meant. I just think painted factory calipers look cheap and sort of rough. If I have red calipers I would like them to be red from the manufacturer.
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Why would anyone want a BBK upgrade on a 4000 lb truck that makes 236 HP? This isn't a porche, it's a pickup truck.
Even worse is getting the upgrade just to have red calipers.
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They sell $3k BBKs for 5 lug Tacomas!! hahahaha, even better, a brake upgrade for 150 hp.
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means cheap looking
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$3k just for factory red calipers without any interest in the stopping power added by the aftermarket part is absolutely ridiculous... just sayin
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Why would anyone want a BBK upgrade on a 4000 lb truck that makes 236 HP? This isn't a porche, it's a pickup truck.
I wouldnt even make the argument of the necessity of a BBK based on the direct relation to just HP. Imo, Big Brake Kits are really only needed for guys who are overheating their stock setup because of repeated braking under high speed/load. So yea, a porsche guy who does DE events might need it (I only say might b/c even most stock brake setups on porsches can handle DE events driven by beginner/intermediate drivers....pad choice on the other hand...)
This is where you'll see decreased braking distances, not during cold braking. You're better off pairing a proper brake pad w/ some nice fresh fluid for street driving.
Anyway, yea, just paint them or take them to a body shop and have them do the paint if you dont like OTC/DIY paint jobs.
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