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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. Apr 21, 2021 at 9:28 AM
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    RyanDCLB

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    Yes, 3rd gen 19 DCLBOR. Off Road model and Pro come with the "electric hydraulic pump with an pressure accumulator" (brake booster for the crawl control), so I should be good to go. :notsure: But, seeing this kit is fairly new for the Taco, I'll check with the distributor on this, and report back. :thumbsup:


    Also, Powerbrake supplied the stainless braided front lines with the kit, and I purchased rear lines from Wheelers. I'm going with Motul 5.1 fluid.



     
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  2. Apr 21, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    i misread your post, thought you hit a snag installing those. nm. good luck that install goes smooth.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2021 at 10:06 AM
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    Nice! Pics of the Wildwood kit, or it didn't happen. :D You have the Pro, so you were already good on the booster. :thumbsup: What fluid did you go with?

    I figured you meant grinding on the welds for the coil tower gussets when you said "grinding" :rofl:

    For the Powerbrake kit, these pads are something like 23% larger than stock, plus the directional fins in the rotors actually cool the rotors as they spin. The company makes Dakar winning liquid cooled calipers, so I'd like to think I'm paying for the racing tech. :rofl:

    Check out this pic of their racing calipers:
     
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  4. Apr 21, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    @RyanDCLB If you get a chance, could you please ask them about an option for OEM 16” wheels?
     
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  5. Apr 21, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    +1!
     
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  6. Apr 21, 2021 at 10:21 AM
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    Their system looks beeeeffffffff. How much do each one of those calipers weigh? Their kit looks awesome.

    I have the same truck as you, albeit mine's a short bed so I'm definitely excited to see how it works out on your truck.
     
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  7. Apr 21, 2021 at 10:41 AM
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    I'm pretty sure that's a negative, Ghostrider. I've seen this question asked on FB to no avail. :notsure: You can try the template on the OEM Sport 17" wheels. :cookiemonster:

    From the rep:
    our brake kits fit under most 17 wheels incl the OE which are often the most difficult.
     
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  8. Apr 21, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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  9. Apr 21, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    Damn, I really wouldn't know which kit to get now! Stoptech, Powerbrake and Wilwood all seem to make a legit BBK for our trucks
     
  10. Apr 21, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    If the 350mm PowerBrake fits a 17" wheel (preferably stock ones) I'd think that is likely the best route. Largest rotor and directional cooling veins. One other thing to consider though, is when buying a BBK you are tied into that brand eco-system of pads and rotors. Not all pads are equal, and be sure to look at pad and replacement rotor prices if you consider ongoing maintenance cost a factor in the decision.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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  14. Apr 26, 2021 at 11:03 AM
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    Stoptech pads and rotors are on sale right now at Hoonigan. 20% off :thumbsup:
     
  15. Apr 26, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    One of the primary reasons I went with the TRD Pro 4Runner Big brake upgrade instead of aftermarket, may not be quite as good (still like 90 I imagine) but if I can still get brakes for a 30 year old Toyota today and I shouldn't ever have any problem getting brakes for my Toyota in the next 30 years.
     
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  17. Apr 28, 2021 at 6:49 PM
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    Just did the upgrade to stop tech rotors and the TRD pads. New fluid and the brakes are so much better. Was a great mod. 11 year old Tacoma with 62k and stopping power is night and day. Hardest part was trying to find the rotors online and instock. Most still showing 1-2 week shipping.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    Anyone have a problem with warped stop tech rotors? I only have about 12-15k on them and I believe one is already warped?
     
  19. Apr 28, 2021 at 10:51 PM
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    Seems unlikely you'd have a warped rotor unless you did some extreme downhill brake cooking. At that milage improper/incomplete pad break-in seams more likely, which will cause pad transfer to the rotor and result in the pulsing sensation that seems like a warped rotor.
     
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  20. Apr 29, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    Exactly what it feels like... How do I fix this issue?
     
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