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front brake upgrade?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Justyn98, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Jun 13, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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    I got a set about 7-8k ago, noticeably better, worth the $.
     
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    Drilled rotors are more for sports cars, depending on your driving, you can take advantage of slotted. Rotors that are slotted, drilled, or both will wear out your pads faster by a noticeable amount. Lots of opinions on aftermarket Vs OEM. Good luck.

    ETA:
    Swapping over to SS brake lines should make a noticeable improvement too.
     
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    This is what I'm running, I have the powder coat red ones.

    ^^^This. You'll notice an immediate difference with these. This is one of those mod's you'll be saying "why didn't I do this sooner?"

    Make sure you have at least 16" wheels (so they actually fit) and make sure you get the backspacing right on 16's as well. You can see what I did here:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ok-so-here-we-go.486087/page-3

    and

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/now-that-is-a-conundrum.491648/

    Also, the stock banjo bolt you'll have to drill out (there is a thread on TW for that as well) or you can get the SS brake lines from Wheelers and not have to worry about it. Might as well do it since you're down there and it's only $90 bones. Just make sure you torque the banjo bolt to spec.

    There is a wheel fit guide you can find on TW that can help with this.

    ^^^This

    These are drilled and slotted... Just make sure you do the "break in" procedure so they don't warp later on down the line.

    Edit: Just saw you're running a second gen. I had them on a previously owned 2nd Gen and these pads/rotors and they stop like a sports car on a 2nd Gen. You'll be happy.
     
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    I just installed set of Wagner OEX pads and Centric premium rotors . I definitely feel the difference in stopping power.
     
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    Yes they are. If one decides they don't need drilled and slotted, they can go with just slotted or an OEM type.
     
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