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Brake rotors

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ahougland89, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Aug 24, 2016 at 7:49 PM
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    Ahougland89

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    need new rotors bad, what do you guys suggest? I run them pretty hard on logging roads etc... Thanks for the suggestions
     
  2. Aug 24, 2016 at 10:44 PM
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    Tacoma005

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    I went with EBC rotors and pads. Noticable difference in stopping power compared to stock.
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2016 at 10:58 PM
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    Did you get the green stuff or red stuff pads?
    I'm getting some pretty damn good shaking when I'm braking and I'm pretty sure it's warped weak les shcwab rotors
     
  4. Aug 25, 2016 at 1:28 AM
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    3coma

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    On my last brake job on my 1st gen I did OEM rotors and Wagner thermo quiet ceramic pads. They made a noticeable difference with less dust. Just my .02.
     
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    Check all the warped rotor threads on here before you go diving into expensive rotors. There are several causes for rotor run out and I can almost guarantee it's not because one or both are "warped". You can run OEMs or EBCs but if you abuse them you're going to have vibrations again. Along with that I'd encourage replacing pads with the rotors so they can bed in together to prevent squeals and (hopefully) vibrations in the future.

    http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/technical-white-papers/-warped-brake-disc-and-other-myths

    As for your question-spend what you want. Your break in process and your driving habits will have a bigger outcome on your braking system.
     
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    Upgrade to Tundra brakes.
     
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    I got the the Extra Duty pads for light truck and SUV. Also got the Ultimax slotted rotors.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2016 at 7:09 AM
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    I'm running StopTech (aka Centric) slotted rotors and have been impressed with their performance. These rotors/calipers are about as big as they can be while still fitting inside a 16" wheel.

    IMG_3947s%2Bstoptech%2Bwheels_ac2fb2928b8c22d7b9a295c73760f4a8f5ab967a.jpg

    The StopTech rotors also come with an E-coat on the hat surfaces and internal vanes to prevent corrosion. Many other brands lack this.
    2nd gen Tacoma brakes are already the same size as 1st gen Tundra brakes. An "OEM" upgrade path would be 4Runner Limited brakes, but then you won't be able to run 16" wheels.
     
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  10. Aug 25, 2016 at 7:31 AM
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    never had a problem with centric rotors on any of my cars
     
  11. Aug 25, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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    Well I went with the EBC premiUm rotors and yellow stuff pads. Almost bought the slotted rotors but decided just to stick with blanks
     
  12. Aug 31, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    By chance would you have the part number of the StopTech Rotors you purchased? I'm about to upgrade and I've heard great things about the StopTech.
     
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    Any recommendations on ceramic pads to pair with StopTech Rotors? Looking to upgrade very soon. Thanks.
     
  14. Aug 31, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    I ordered everything on Rock Auto:

    Centric/Stoptech/Power Slot P/Ns for the rotors:
    12644129SL (picture on Rock Auto incorrectly shows brake shoes)
    12644129SR

    I also picked up the hardware kit (pad retention pins and anti-rattle clips) P/N 11744075

    For pads I recommend Akebono ASP976.
     
  15. Aug 31, 2016 at 6:27 PM
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    Thanks man. Much appreciated.
     
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    Careful with slotted rotors and mud/ debris.
     

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