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Red Brake Calipers

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Taco_Tues_3rdGEN, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Jun 18, 2017 at 8:59 PM
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    Taco_Tues_3rdGEN

    Taco_Tues_3rdGEN [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of red brake calipers for the 3rd gen tacoma? I can find caliper covers but not actual calipers. Either way, what is the part number for the stock calipers?
     
  2. Jun 18, 2017 at 9:01 PM
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    taco2010trd

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    You can paint them yourself. My son did this on his Honda civic...more appropriate on a civic than a tacoma imo.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2017 at 9:02 PM
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    Only Tundras got real red TRD calipers, Tacoma never got red calipers. You're best off painting them. I would suggest Black :)
     
  4. Jun 18, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    Midknight

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    Brembo BBK :p
     
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  5. Jun 18, 2017 at 10:21 PM
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    ^Hell ya. BBK FTW. If you got the coin...
    Otherwise some solid OEM upgrades would be;
    -SS lines
    -Better PADS
    -cross drilled/ or slotted rotors.(does anyone make them ???)
     
  6. Jun 18, 2017 at 11:47 PM
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    Do you know which one fits a taco?
     
  7. Jun 19, 2017 at 3:47 AM
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    sosperformance.com/products/6-piston-stoptech-front-big-brake-kit-fits-2005-17-toyota-tacoma

    http://sosperformance.com/t/2016-tacoma
     
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  9. Jun 19, 2017 at 4:09 AM
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    Doesn't TRD make a big brake kit with red calipers? That might be an option too.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2017 at 4:11 AM
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    boogie3478

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    Agreed!
     
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  11. Jun 19, 2017 at 4:11 AM
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    EBC has a thousand rotor/pad combos for Tacomas.
     
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  12. Jun 19, 2017 at 4:24 AM
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    OffsetPlayer2

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    This, beat me to it for the guy asking about drilled/slotted rotors. I'd just paint them with red paint if you wanted them red. Autoanything.com has good pads and rotors that I'll be swapping too shortly.
     
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  13. Jun 19, 2017 at 4:42 AM
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  14. Jun 19, 2017 at 5:14 AM
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    You'll see more of a gain with upgraded pads but don't waste money on cross-drilled/slotted rotors.

    OP - Keep in mind that should you decide to spend money on a BBK, you'll more than likely need to upgrade the wheels to accommodate the larger caliper size.
     
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  15. Jun 19, 2017 at 5:18 AM
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    This^^^
    Unless you buy a big brake kit and it comes with red calipers. If you were dead set on painting your calipers, black would be the only exceptable color. It's a truck, not a sports car
     
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    do what you want, a lot of opinions flying here. I cleaned them with simple green, let them dry, and did a few coats using red rustoleum paint. I liked it.

    truck cal.jpg
     
  17. Jun 19, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    I painted mine when I bought it last year and they have held up very well..I do it with all my cars.
     
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    The ones I posted state they will clear 16" TRD wheels.
     
  19. Jun 19, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    Based on his avatar, he does not have the 16" TRD wheels.
     
  20. Jun 19, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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    bestinmexico

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    I went with StopTech rotors and EBC Super Green Stuff pads on my 2nd gen. They were fantastic. I also painted my calipers orange...because I am ridiculous.
     

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