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Front brakes w/ 16" rims

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chocolates, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Aug 2, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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    Chocolates

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    While I'd love to be able to go the route of the DIY big brake kit (see here), it appears that no one has successfully done it w/ 16" rims. Makes sense w/ the lack of space.

    Sure, it'd be nice to go to 17" rims, but that's costly :)

    I see a fair amount of people are starting to run the power stop k137 stuff now. I'm figuring that may be my best route as far as a possible upgrade at this point w/ 16" rims.

    Two questions:

    Any obvious front brake upgrades I may have overlooked?
    Anyone running slotted rotors, did you notice how fast they warped (compared to solid rotors) on our trucks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 2, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    boogie3478

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    I'm running EBC's Stage IV slotted rotor kit with their pads. Good stuff! Fits fine with my 16" wheels.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    replica9000

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    Seems like there's more tire/wheel options with 17's. Some companies aren't even making tires for wheels smaller than 17's
     
  4. Aug 2, 2017 at 11:55 AM
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    Bebop

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    This. Next year I think I'm gonna get a set of 17s and mount up some 37x12.5x17s can't find anything in a 37 for a 16 that I like. As for the big brakes, that's on my list.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM
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    Chocolates

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    Sure. But looking specifically at 16" rim options :)
     
  6. Aug 2, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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    Bebop

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    With big brake kit? Not happening bro.
     

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