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Old 08-25-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Big Brake conversion from LCE

Has anyone tried the "Big Brake" conversion kit from LC Engineering ??
This kit includes Tundra rotors and calipers and all lines and hardware necessary to make the change. The kit for my '03 DC 4x4 sells for $575 with Hawk LTS pads. Seems like a good deal.
I would like to hear some feedback on quality, performance and ease of installation.
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Has anyone tried the "Big Brake" conversion kit from LC Engineering ??
This kit includes Tundra rotors and calipers and all lines and hardware necessary to make the change. The kit for my '03 DC 4x4 sells for $575 with Hawk LTS pads. Seems like a good deal.
I would like to hear some feedback on quality, performance and ease of installation.
Thanks
I also looked at this kit. Add $100 to price for shipping. I am sure this kit works well. I have had these installed since Monday Power Stop slotted rotors for a 2001 Tundra with Hawk LTS 199mm pads from http://www.ajusa.com/ for less than $160 with free shipping. Purchased front & rear stainless hoses from http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacolines.htm less than $120 shipped. I purchased these calipers from Auto Zone http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...9_0_5913_56968 & http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...0_0_2362_56968 about $160 after returning cores,they didn't care that they were Tacoma cores. I also ran five 12oz bottles of Toyota DOT 3 brake fluid into the system to bleed and replace old fluid. They work as well as they did when I drove it from show room floor,real difference should come in towing a boat in the mountains. Bending the backing plate was the only difference in installing Tundra brakes and Tacoma replacements, same as the LCE kit.
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Thanks, Grousehunter for the great reply, with links too !
This will be very helpful.
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Thanks, Grousehunter for the great reply, with links too !
This will be very helpful.
Don't forget that without the stainless brake line kit from LCE or Wheeler's the Banjo bolt will need to be drilled. I am not drilling a bolt that my brakes need. The LCE line kit is like a Tundra hook-up and for the front only. The Wheeler's use the banjo set-up like your Tacoma,front and rear set are $50 less than the LCE set. I think the Wheeler's set are Goodridge stainless hoses.Fit was perfect.I think this link was a real help.

http://www.yotatech.com/f2/tundra-br...-s13we-100145/
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