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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. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    Jowett

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    I'd take the Stoptech for the pad size, it's substantially larger.
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    Hmm...
    I don’t know about Wilwood’s on a Tacoma but that’s the same size Wilwood rotor and calipers that I had on my 07 MX-5 commonly known as a Miata. I understand that the owner of Wilwood owns the same model of the Miata so you would think this setup would be plug and play.

    I installed StopTect two piece rotors & brakes on our 5 lug 2015 Tacoma and the StopTech’s went on so easy I stopped many times to see what I was doing wrong. I keep telling myself nothing aftermarket fits this well! The Wilwood’s were a major pain in the @$$ to install and adjust‼️
    Then the brake pads wore so uneven that I pulled the Wilwood’s from the Miata and sold the POS Wilwood’s. Plus the StopTech’s didn’t require safety wiring like the Wilwood’s did. The safety wire did look cool after I was finished but I had to brush up on my safety wiring skills. (Worked for a small aircraft co. PT in high school)

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    alexplb

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    Good to know hoping for good experience
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    Didn’t realize Wilwood’s used a safety wire till you mentioned that. I see the StopTechs use Loctite.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 7:55 AM
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    Interesting. The Wilwood AERO 4/6 kits on my Shelby did NOT require safety wiring. (I realize it's not a Tacoma, but it is a similar Wilwood product line.)
     
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  6. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:14 AM
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    agreed, the oem brake lines are fantastic, but over time the rubber hoses leading to each wheel do degrade.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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  8. Jun 16, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    Nope. The shop that’s doing my suspenssion work is behind the schedule /:
     
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  9. Jun 20, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    What rims are these going with? Thinking about picking them up. I got 4.3 bs with 1.25 spacers going on
     
  10. Jun 20, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    Mine are Volk Te37x 0 off set 16”
     
  11. Jun 20, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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    WHY? Why would you so handily provide me a link. Now I know this is a thing, and a thing I have been looking for. Thanks for being helpful...jerk :D
     
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  12. Jun 22, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Truck is in the shop ! Soon to have more details if those brakes work lol
     
  13. Jun 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Cool. Im about to order soonish
     
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  14. Jun 22, 2019 at 9:32 PM
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    4th of July sales. :fingerscrossed:
     
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    Fuck! You are right....
     
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  17. Jun 27, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    Talking about a tight fit .... now I need to figure out what to do with wheel weights /:

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  18. Jun 27, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    Wow, that is tight! Don’t the instructions specify a minimum clearance from the wheel to the caliper? Double check the minimum clearance spec.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    I know was thinking the same thing I guess it doesn’t have specific requirements for the distance there just the distance between the face of the wheel and caliper. But I’m not sure how comfortable I am with 3-5 mm there left. I can’t run the glue on weights :/
     
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    I just got new tires on and they didnt use glue on. they used some that clip on to the inner edge of the wheel
     
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