1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Brake Upgrade: StopTech Rotors + TRD Performance Pads

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

  1. Apr 22, 2020 at 1:33 PM
    #721
    Toy4me

    Toy4me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2012
    Member:
    #85061
    Messages:
    3,555
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    NNJ
    Vehicle:
    '10 DCLB TRD Sport MGM
    Vegetarian tacos are a 3rd gen thing, figured we all know what's what here in the 2nd gen forum :thumbsup:.
     
    MrFixit420 likes this.
  2. Apr 22, 2020 at 2:35 PM
    #722
    MrFixit420

    MrFixit420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Member:
    #309337
    Messages:
    396
    Gender:
    Male
    Portland Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road DCSB
    Eibach Pro Stage 1 on 2nd clip, 3 leaf Icon AAL's in back.
    We can still do fish taco's here can't we? Those seem to be lean. :p
     
    Toy4me likes this.
  3. Apr 22, 2020 at 3:30 PM
    #723
    YanE30M3

    YanE30M3 GO PATS!

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Member:
    #139118
    Messages:
    1,512
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Yan
    Monterey CA
    Vehicle:
    15 TRD Sport (DCLB-BRM) - 88 ///M3 (Zinnoberrot)
    OME 887/Dakars/NV305s/33" Duratracs/+
    @Toy4me ..... you see what you started?
     
    MrFixit420 likes this.
  4. May 25, 2020 at 9:35 PM
    #724
    MatDSG

    MatDSG New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2018
    Member:
    #265481
    Messages:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matias
    Vehicle:
    2018 White Tacoma TRD Pro
    Hola @crashnburn80! How are your stoptech perform so far? Why did you choose the 6 piston caliper over the 4 piston one?
    Why you choose also Stoptech over Wilwood?
    I have a 2018 TRD pro that I want to upgrade with 17” wheels and BBK and any info will be much appreciated!
    Cheers,
    Mat
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2020
    Biscuits likes this.
  5. May 25, 2020 at 11:11 PM
    #725
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 [OP] Vehicle Design Engineer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Member:
    #156893
    Messages:
    11,549
    Gender:
    Male
    Kirkland, WA
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR MGM
    Go Hawks!
    More pistons provide more uniform braking pressure across the pad. Depending on the kit you may also get a little more volume to provide better clamping power. If looking at StopTech the ST60 (6 piston) runs a larger pad than the ST40 (4 piston). Larger pads will run cooler and will be more resistant to fade and should last longer and the cost difference is minimal. I was horribly disappointed with the Street pads, I highly recommend going with the Sport, though they are dustier. The powder coat durability on the calipers sucks, little bit of brake fluid takes it right off which is a challenge with the double bleed values.

    I went with StopTech over Wilwood as the StopTech rotors are larger, 13.4" vs 12.9", with more mass, a simple design and the parts seem more readily available. Wilwoods are lighter with directionalized cooling, like the StopTech Aero rotors. Either one will be a great upgrade as long as you chose the right pad.
     
    Bastek, MatDSG, BOMBS and 1 other person like this.
  6. Jun 30, 2020 at 5:19 PM
    #726
    cwadej

    cwadej Ballerina Award winner

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Member:
    #245352
    Messages:
    1,127
    Gender:
    Male
    Right Here
    Vehicle:
    2011 Access Cab 4x4
    The more I read the more I'm confused.

    As listed in the OP, do the Stoptech rotors and TRD pads fit 16" wheels on a base model truck?
     
    BOMBS likes this.
  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 5:25 PM
    #727
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 [OP] Vehicle Design Engineer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Member:
    #156893
    Messages:
    11,549
    Gender:
    Male
    Kirkland, WA
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR MGM
    Go Hawks!
    Yes, the rotors and pads are stock sized for the 6 lug trucks, they will fit 16” wheels like stock. Unsure if 5 lug trucks have different front brakes. Not to be confused with the big brake kits which are oversized and most will not fit a 16” wheel.
     
    BOMBS likes this.
  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 5:27 PM
    #728
    cwadej

    cwadej Ballerina Award winner

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Member:
    #245352
    Messages:
    1,127
    Gender:
    Male
    Right Here
    Vehicle:
    2011 Access Cab 4x4
    thank you.
     
    BOMBS and crashnburn80 [OP] like this.
  9. Jul 14, 2020 at 3:16 PM
    #729
    Omar

    Omar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Member:
    #69991
    Messages:
    67
    Gender:
    Male
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport Access Cab
    I've been using the TRD pads with the OEM rotors on my 2012 Tacoma TRD Sport. Been working well and much better than the stock pads did when I have the weight of 2 motorcycles in the bed. It's time to change the brakes and I want to use the TRD pads again but this time I need to do the rotors also. So I figured might as well try the StopTechs instead of the stock disks this time.
    I was thinking of the "premium cryo-treated" ones (120.44129CRY) They look the same as the ones referenced in OP except solid instead of slotted. Does anybody know if they are actually the same in every other way? If so, I like the idea of solid rotors. Plus they are a couple of dollars less.
     
  10. Jul 14, 2020 at 3:20 PM
    #730
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Member:
    #129454
    Messages:
    6,886
    First Name:
    Jason
    2F23+34 Lake George, Colorado
    Vehicle:
    15 TRD Blown OffRoad
    TRD Supercharger
    It looks like they are the same other than the slots.

    SOLID:
    [​IMG]


    SLOTTED:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jul 14, 2020 at 3:25 PM
    #731
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 [OP] Vehicle Design Engineer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Member:
    #156893
    Messages:
    11,549
    Gender:
    Male
    Kirkland, WA
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR MGM
    Go Hawks!
    The Premium series line is the standard OEM rotor design, they are not reengineered for better performance over stock like the Sport series line.
     
    MrFixit420 and TheBlueBeast15 like this.
  12. Jul 14, 2020 at 7:52 PM
    #732
    Omar

    Omar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Member:
    #69991
    Messages:
    67
    Gender:
    Male
    New Jersey
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport Access Cab
    sorry, they are "Ultra-Premium" if it makes a difference. Do you know if those are reengineered

    sometimes manufacturers make things so confusing. Why can't they just say good, gooder, and goodest
     
  13. Jul 14, 2020 at 8:42 PM
    #733
    GMAN62465

    GMAN62465 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Member:
    #201746
    Messages:
    341
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2015 White DCSB Off-Road Plus
    I have had Cryo PowerSlots (now Stoptech) on 3 different vehicles and they are fantastic...

    I just did the TRD pads on my 2015 and if I could get them before before waiting 6 weeks I would have done it again...

    Ended up doing Ultra Premium NAPA rotors and with the TRD pads with break in... Good to go... I mean STOP
     
  14. Jul 14, 2020 at 9:25 PM
    #734
    matt2491

    matt2491 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Member:
    #160513
    Messages:
    90
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Off-Road Supercharged
    What's the verdict on whether to go cryo or non-cryo? Seems like OP isn't so sure the cryo rotors actually held up significantly better.
     
  15. Jul 14, 2020 at 10:27 PM
    #735
    GMAN62465

    GMAN62465 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Member:
    #201746
    Messages:
    341
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2015 White DCSB Off-Road Plus
    This was the initial thoughts of the OP... IMHO...I can fully attest to the resistance to warping (reasons why I put them on a Honda minivan and a Mazda CX-9 due to warping OEM rotors) as well as the wear resistance of the rotors.

    Definitely my choice... PowerSlot Cryo Slotted...
     
    BOMBS and matt2491 like this.
  16. Jul 14, 2020 at 10:35 PM
    #736
    matt2491

    matt2491 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2015
    Member:
    #160513
    Messages:
    90
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Off-Road Supercharged
    OP later posted this, which is what got me wondering.

     
    GMAN62465 likes this.
  17. Jul 14, 2020 at 10:43 PM
    #737
    StrangeDuck

    StrangeDuck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2017
    Member:
    #226507
    Messages:
    307
    Gender:
    Male
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner AC TRD Offroad; 4.0 6-speed
    265/75 Bridgestone Dueler ATs, 5100s all around, OME 883s front, EL095R Dakars rear (overload removed), custom sliders, Clazzio seat covers, Softopper, KB Voodoo URTC
    I went with DBA T2 rotors with TRD pads. Although I've never run StopTech rotors on my Tacoma to compare exactly to this post the DBA/TRD combo is definitely an upgrade over the stock setup for many of the same basic reasons (cooling plus rotor mass.)
     
    BenMara and GMAN62465 like this.
  18. Jul 15, 2020 at 9:45 AM
    #738
    MrFixit420

    MrFixit420 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Member:
    #309337
    Messages:
    396
    Gender:
    Male
    Portland Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Off Road DCSB
    Eibach Pro Stage 1 on 2nd clip, 3 leaf Icon AAL's in back.
    I'm using the slotted cryogenic rotors with the TRD pads and I HIGHLY recommend them. Even in pouring rain they work fantastic.
    I installed front SS brake lines from @Wheeler's Off-Road Inc at the same time and the brakes are solid as a rock. All the spongy feeling and slack is gone. Only on my old race car did the brakes feel this tight and solid.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2020 at 11:52 AM
    #739
    GMAN62465

    GMAN62465 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Member:
    #201746
    Messages:
    341
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Fairfield County, Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2015 White DCSB Off-Road Plus
    When I installed them on my Avalanche I also did the stainless steel brake line upgrade and that's exactly the same I felt no more sponginess at all
     
    MrFixit420 likes this.
  20. Jul 15, 2020 at 1:35 PM
    #740
    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 [OP] Vehicle Design Engineer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Member:
    #156893
    Messages:
    11,549
    Gender:
    Male
    Kirkland, WA
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR MGM
    Go Hawks!
    Only the Sports are redesigned. The others are just a quality OEM replacement.
    If going with a OEM replacement blank rotor, Cryo could be worthwhile. On the reengineered performance Sport rotors though, it is very challenging to find somewhere to resurface a non-blank rotor. Meaning service life will likely be cut short due to irregular wear far sooner than the longer life benefit of the cryo treatment.
     
    MrFixit420 likes this.
To Top