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PowerStop or EBC brakes opinions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by J88logue, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. Sep 14, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    J88logue

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  3. Sep 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    OOO snap! just checked out some DiscItalia Rotors - SICK!!!
     
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    I want to go ebc yellow stuff and some slotted rotors.
     
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    Its just Tundra brakes so if you have the motivation, you can actually piece this kit together for a bit cheaper price. Check local junk yards for the calipers, rotors, and pads :cool:.

    As for slotted rotors, they dont stop better with an empty truck. For the first year I didnt notice any diff and thought I wasted my money, however when hauling some tile on the interstate, I had to stop suddenly and I noticed a lot less fade in the brakes than when hauling with the stock brakes.
     
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    Good to know :thumbsup:
     
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    Check out Tundra Solutions classifieds. I found a guy selling calipers cheap. If you buy the 19xmm calipers, they were recalled because they didn't have enough power for the full sized tundra, so they're cheaper/more plentiful than the bigger calipers.

    All in all calipers, rotors (brembo blanks), pads (akebono ceramics, look em up), ran me around 300. Plus I bought a rebuild kit since they were used, about $20 from toyota. My calipers froze so I needed all new stuff anyway, decided to go with the tundra brakes.
     
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    I've used the "powerstop" I believe. I get them from Ebay store "Brake Motive". Drilled and Slotted rotors and 100% true ceramic (No metal filler like the auto zone junk). I actually had them on the F250 SD I got rid of for my taco. They stopped very well and like previous post...faded much less than stock....
     
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    if you wheel I'd go blanks.... less chance of stuff getting stuck in the rotors and killing your pads imo. if you want to stop on a dime you bought the wrong vehicle
     
  12. Sep 17, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    lol that's what my first thought was.... not sure why anyone would buy those with that being obvious.

    *Nano coating* (New product) - over 5,000 hours of salt spray resistance, heated onto the rotors at over 700 degrees. The part where the brake pads touch will rub off. All other areas have a thicker coat and will prevent rust/corrosion etc.
     
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    Mine had a coating and things were a bit hairy until it wore off. I did laps in my neighborhood, riding my brakes until the pads stopped slipping on the rotor coating.
     
  15. Sep 17, 2012 at 9:06 AM
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    That's a negative - from the Tech Department (Brakeworld.com), "it's a new rust, corrosion, salt etc resistance. " that also comes in colors for visual. The rotors from the link i posted, have only been out for 3 weeks. So far, they are a huge hit and their biggest seller.
     
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    Well ya :) i mentioned that a couple posts ago - where the pad touches like any coating, it's supposed to come off.
     

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