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Brake Upgrade: StopTech Rotors + TRD Performance Pads

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crashnburn80, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Feb 15, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    Hayrider

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    I tried to order a new X but 5 dealers here in the Phoenix area refused to order one even if I paid all up front. They all told me I could back out and they would be stuck with a truck they couldn't sale! I even call Toyota and they told me they have no control over privately owned dealerships. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    No wonder the X died! Plus people can't drive sticks anymore.
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  2. Feb 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    FYI, these are not drilled cross-drilled) rotors, just slotted.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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    fivefoot

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    How are you liking these rotors? I am wanting to get these for my 2012. Do you think they're worth it? Or do you think you should've gone with the StopTech rotors?
     
  4. Feb 24, 2019 at 9:37 PM
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    I love them for the time i had driving the truck. Drove it about 3 weeks before moving to Kuwait for 12+ months. Initial bite was indescribable. For me well worth it, i sourced the DBAs from summit racing. Did alot of digging to find the PN#. Make sure they fit. Had a local Toyota shop do the install cause i was tied up getting ready for my departure to Kuwait.
     
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  5. Feb 24, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    How can you tell that they are not drilled? Hmm...after looking at some photos I think you are right...gotta check lol
     
  6. Feb 25, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    fivefoot

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    Right here man!

    rotor-patterns-performance-option-2.jpg
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    Thanks! After a closer look I do think they are drilled and slotted. Hope they last a while!
     
  8. Feb 25, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    fivefoot

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    If it’s the ones you posted on this thread, they’re just slotted rotors :) cheap cross drilled rotors usually don’t last long unless you go with a big brake kit
     
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  9. Feb 25, 2019 at 7:13 AM
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    fivefoot

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    That’s good to know! I’m still debating between these or the StopTech
     
  10. Mar 8, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    ACLB 6 SPEED, Suspension: Bilstein 5100's (F/R) OME 884'S (Front) Wheelers Offroad 3 leaf progressive AAL Wheelers Superbumps (F/R) Wheels and Tires: Method NVs (17") (white powdercoated beadlook bolts, Meso TRD center caps) 285/70r/17 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrax (Load D) "Performance": AFE CAI with custom powdercoated white filter cover MBRP Exhaust Brakes: Stoptech Slotted Rotors TRD ceramic pads Wheelers offroad SS brakelines (Front) Interior: Kenwood DD headunit Alpine 6x9 (Front) & 6.5 (rear) (With Taco tunes speaker mounts) Alpine 500 watt amp Sound Deadening (Doors, Rear "wall") ODI Rouge Shift Knob Weather Tech Mats Painted/wrapped trim pieces Console Safe Console Vault Gridx Organizer Aliengear Holster Mount Ram Phone Mount Full LED interior Lighting Coverking Neoprene seat covers (Black) Wet Okale center console cover (Black) 1" Seat Raisers (Driver & Passenger) Chinese special climate control and 4x4 knobs Back Up Camera Lighting: Retrofits (Mini H1's, RGB Halos, 5500k Bulbs)(Lenses wrapped in self healing PPF) Diode Dynamics SS3 Max (Yellow) Fogs Anytime fog mod Rigid Industries E series 32" Combo bar (spot/flood) Rigid DD-SS (side shooter) Pro (flood) LED Reverse, brake, turn signal, parking lights and license plate lights Armor: Apex All Pro sliders BPF steel skid plate Bigass Trailer Hitch Camping/Storage: Leer canopy LED interior lighting Sleeping platform (Storage underneath) Removable snowboard Yakima mounts Extra D rings in bed (6 total) Custom Powder coated white snow shovel with custom bedrail mounts Amazon special Traction Boards with custom bedrail mounts Hi Lift 48" Jack with custom Rail mounts to accommodate my sleeper set up Other: TRD sport graphics (Turd Gen spec) Anti Sun glare hood scoop wrap (Satin Black) Custom Grille with Homertaco letters (TOYOTA) 4 Hella supertones ECGS needle bearing 2 patches (for now) BPF shackle mount (With smittybuilt shackle (custom white) Tinted windows (Front/Rear + Full canopy)(18%) Tinted Taillights Meso Gasshole Locking Gas Cap AVS inchannel window visors Diff Breather Kit
    Of course you wrote this one too.......
     
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  11. Mar 8, 2019 at 9:48 PM
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  12. Mar 8, 2019 at 10:56 PM
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    Im running Stoptech Slotted non cryo treated rotors with Hawk HPS pads. Night and day difference from my old worn out factory brakes. Very firm pedal and excellent stopping distance. Highly recommended for anyone looking to do a slight upgrade over factory parts.IMG_20190309_004508_637.jpg
     
  13. Mar 8, 2019 at 11:01 PM
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    Probably going to be adding this to my list of things to do. My brakes suck
     
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  14. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    It's worth it! Saved me from a few mindless drivers already... Tint and brakes are the only mods I really need :thumbsup:
     
  15. Mar 9, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    So slightly off topic but still on the topic of brakes...I changed brake pads on my work van today, found this groove in the back side of the rotor. It’s not very deep, feels just like the grooves of the rim of a quarter. Change, resurface or leave alone? Rotors and pads were changed about 25-30k ago

    The pad that was on that side showed a spot where it was grounded down more than the rest where the groove in the rotor would be
    DCF3F85C-CE20-4497-8FEF-8808A17B76D3.jpg
     
  16. Mar 9, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    replace pads and rotors....
     
  17. Mar 9, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    My truck is has incredibly touchy brakes when you first touch the pedal but then has pretty decent braking performance. Does anyone else have that touchiness on their truck? Does this upgrade change any bit of that feel?
     
  18. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:14 PM
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    Did you put them on? Because a mark like that, perpendicular to the rotor rotation is almost guaranteed to not happen during operation. AKA I would question the installer. I would replace both. That looks too deep to be resurfaced, and you are just going to chew up pads.

    You likely have an Off Road or Pro. These trucks have electronically boosted brakes that are stronger and seem super touchy. This mod will not reduce that. What does make a big difference there is going to a slightly larger tire, even a 265/75/R16 or 265/70/R17. Though you want to keep tire weight down, so be sure to look for C-load tires. See this thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...eel-tire-combo-trd-rock-warriors-ko2s.381030/
     
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  19. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:55 PM
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    Thank you crashnburn, your brake upgrade, suspension post, and ultimate headlight upgrade thread are going to lead to some discussions with my wife why all is necessary soon!
     
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  20. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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