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Front Brake Upgrade

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpaceMonkey, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    Guys, how many miles did you have when you upgraded your front brakes? I'm hovering around 40K and am thinking about upgrading mine. The stock brakes are still fine but I do get an annoying clicking sound from them. I figured I may as well just upgrade now.

    Anyone switch to EBC Sport rotors and EBC pads or Hawk pads? Please share which combo you went with. Thanks.

    I took this video back in March when I was troubleshooting the problem. I'm getting sick of the noise. :mad:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BO-Zk56XoQ
     
  2. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    on my first gen, i called raceshopper.com(awesome prices and customer service) and went with their s/pslotted rotors and hawk lts pads. awesome combo, and stopping is great.

    http://raceshopper.com/
     
  3. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    I have the same noise but really haven't looked into it in depth...For me it sounds like it's coming from the rear. I have 45k on the odo but had my brakes replaced by Toyota at 25k miles (TSB)
     
  4. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    ^ thanks. That reminds me that I too had my brakes replaced. I don't remember if it was just the pads or the rotors too. Do you remember what was on the TSB, ilovetacos?
     
  5. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    I'll have to check my records but they're at work in my desk...
     
  6. Jul 18, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    Ok, I found my service record. It was TSB BR005-07. They replaced the front rotors, pads, and caliper pins. This was done last Oct 2008 and my truck had just under 30K miles.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    TRDKenE

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    you may not need brakes...a lot of times the pads click in the caliper bracket...go to the auto parts store and find some brake lube/grease...even anti seize will work...take your pads off and clean and lubricate the brake pad wells in the caliper bracket...a lot of time this will take care of the noise.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    drew02a

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    Do the slotted rotors really make that big of a difference?
     
  9. Jul 18, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    slotted rotors cool down alot quicker, and they tend to clean pads alot better than standard rotors..........and there is zero brake fade with the slotteds. i'll continue to run slotted rotors.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    I ran slotted rotors on my last car that had brake problems due to big wheels and it made a huge difference. If you want to upgrade the brakes get the "big brake conversion".
     
  11. Jul 19, 2009 at 12:53 AM
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