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01 Brakes

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Mr.Fahrenheit, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nov 8, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    Sup TW,

    Just bought a new 01 tacoma and holy moly the brakes are warped in the front. so im going to up grade but not sure what rotors and pad combo to use. was thinking of getting the power slot cyro rotors but not sure....what are your thoughts??

    http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/10A50530.aspx

    ps. it has fabtech coilovers with shackle lift in the rear running 32 10.50's

    -Thanks
     
  2. Nov 8, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    I heard that Hawk makes awesome pads for our trucks...thats what I 'm gonna run when the time comes :)
     
  3. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    agreed but which ones?? there are different kinds in the link on #1
     
  4. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Check out my site, it's mostly up to date and there's too much to list here.
    I wouldn't put a lot of money into rotors... these trucks are famous for trashing them at the drop of a hat. You might extend the life a bit with aftermarket and careful use, but mine ate them for lunch and in reading the forums, I am not alone.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    ya thats why im thinking of the power slot cyro because of the rotors are cyrogenically treated preventing wrap age to an extent....
     
  6. Nov 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Mine are also warped a little bit, and im also wondering if its a good idea to just upgrade and get new rotors and pads.
    Or just to have them turned?
     
  7. Nov 8, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    well the cheaper route of course would be machining them but i have some extra dough and i want to blow it on brakes considering these rotors are super warped.......50 bucks to machine verses 250+ bucks for new rotors.......
     
  8. Nov 8, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    true, So I think i will just get mine machined, and then get some really good pads next time.
    Do slotted rotors really last much longer, and not warp. I mean, long enough too really make a difference?
     
  9. Nov 8, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    not really sure, i have heard different opinions, some saying that since they are slotted they have less surface area, thus less material and more heat and more chance to warp. but i have heard pros and cons but have not personally experienced brake upgrades....
     
  10. Nov 9, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    Check out my site, it's mostly up to date and there's too much to list here.
    When I was still IFS, I switched to cross-drilled, then to slotted rotors. Both seemed to last a little longer, but I am not sure it was enough to offset the additional cost. Probably not.

    In my experimenting, one thing I did find, was that the cheapest organic pads I could find, reduced the warping the most. All the expensive semi-metallic pads lasted a little longer, but all seemed to eat rotors. When switched to the cheap ones, they didn't last as long, but I would get a couple of sets through before needing to play with the rotors again. Since replacing them is a five minute job per side, I did that until I cut the IFS off and was done with the problem.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    hmmm well then i dunno what to do now. i work at a shop so i just machined my rotors but i kinda still want to get slotted rotors.....should i just get better pads, steel brake lines and keep the oem rotors???
     
  12. Nov 9, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    I think thats what Im ganna do^^^
    I might try the Hawk pads, But Im ganna be ordering my SS Brake lines soon.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Brembo blanks w/ Hawk pads or some Auto Zone brakes with stock pads...
     
  14. Nov 11, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    hmm really auto zone brakes???

    i machined my rotors so they no longer shake when braking. so ya dunno what i shall do, most likely steel brake lines but still in the air on pads and rotors...
     
  15. Oct 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit [OP] Dennis = sinneD

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    ha update. just read all my posts......still rocking the same pads and rotors. machined them twice now...hit the max on machining so now i have to upgrade brakes......three years later..
     
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