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new brakes?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kwackin, May 16, 2017.

  1. May 16, 2017 at 6:32 PM
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    kwackin

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    The brakes are not the best on my 99 tacoma and I will be putting mud tires on soon. What are some good brakes and their prices?
     
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  2. May 17, 2017 at 4:21 AM
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    Tundra big brake upgrade or gtfo lol

    @mechanicjon

    @Timmah!

    One option for purchasing them:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00C...1_9?colid=344QVQDFMEJ4J&coliid=I1PVWX8WIJHA2A

    Or you can go the NAPA route like in the video - 4runners have the same front suspension parts:



    I saw a whole set from a Tundra on Craigslist for $175 but they got swooped on before I could get them. :(
     
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  3. May 17, 2017 at 5:39 AM
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    I did the Tacoma power stop set a while back. Not sure why I didn't do the tundra upgrade. They work great however, and it does not feel like I'm missing any breaking power. I liked it so much I did all four wheels (calipers, rotors and pads) on my Accord. Only trick is following the break-in procedure. Follow the instructions or the pads may squeal when breaking.
     
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  4. May 17, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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    YEP

    20161029_154846.jpg

    ANY QUESTIONS!
     
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  5. May 17, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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    Worked out well for me. Great stopping power.
     
  6. May 17, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    does this fit with 15'' wheels
     
  7. May 17, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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  8. May 17, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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    It is completely worth it! Stop like you never have stopped before.
     
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  9. May 17, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    jbrandt

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    Even with 16's, fit is not guaranteed. I've read about a few people with fit issues. Some people end up with wheel spacers, and some even grind the caliper a bit.
     
  10. May 17, 2017 at 1:40 PM
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    I had opportunity to redo the rear brake lines due to rust issues and as a result I got rid of the Toyota proportioning valve and isolated the front and rear brakes from each other completely. I put an adjustable valve inline for the rear with standard quality shoes and the front I put in some performance carbon fibre pads from Rock Auto, as a result the brakes are now better than they have ever been. That was my solution to the weak Tacoma brakes as used Tundra parts are hard to find up north.
     
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  11. May 17, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    I purchased reman calipers from NAPA and gave my old ones back as cores. No questions asked. New rotors also.
     
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  12. May 17, 2017 at 1:59 PM
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    I went with 17" toyota sport wheels. I like the look on my 1st gen taco and 3 gen T4R. If you keep your eyes out you can find a set for about $200.
     
  13. May 17, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    ^^^THIS

    ^^^THIS

    ^^^THIS

    I'm not exactly sure why, but ONE of my wheels doesn't fit with the Tundra Brake Upgrade and I have the exact kit from Power Stop. Passenger side works great (it's CLOSE), but it does all fit. Drivers side... No dice. I even called Power Stop to ensure they were the 13WL casting, but it doesn't fit on the driver's side. I literally tried everything I can think of- to include re-installing- but it still didn't work. I ended up ordering SpiderTrax wheel spacers so we'll see what happens when I get those on. They'll be in on Monday, so hopefully the truck will be done (at least for the time being)...

    You can see my issue here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/now-that-is-a-conundrum.491648/#post-15165396

    You can see everything I did with that brake set here:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/ok-so-here-we-go.486087/page-3#post-15162417
     
  14. May 17, 2017 at 2:51 PM
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    Are you sure that kit came with 13WL calipers? Those characters should be stamped right on the caliper?
     
  15. May 17, 2017 at 2:54 PM
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    No kidding...I've got the same rig as you and I'm ready to make a swap. If you end up finding something other than the Tundra upgrade kit I'd love to hear about it.

    Sub'd.
     
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  16. May 17, 2017 at 3:10 PM
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    Post #3 is another option.
     
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  17. May 18, 2017 at 2:28 AM
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    Any clues as to whether or not some 16x10,-24 offset, 4.5bs would clear with the tundras?
     
  18. May 18, 2017 at 8:33 AM
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    Some will. there is a list of wheels on one of the write ups. I'll see if I can find it. Is it a aluminum or steel wheel?
     
  19. May 18, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny Stubs"

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    By far the best technical write up on brake upgrade is this one.
     
  20. May 18, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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    Sweet thanks!

    Hmmm. So they list the pro comp 8069's being good, which are supposedly the exact same as the 1069, just black vs polished.. But don't specify the wheel width.... Or should it not affect it? Basically coming down to they'll probly fit, but I may need spacers to offset the different bs and increased negative offset of the wider rim, am I understanding that correctly maybe? Ha.
     

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