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Rotor Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TPG013, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Jan 1, 2015 at 4:50 AM
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    TPG013

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    Hi, newbie here.

    I have searched the forum with no success.

    I am looking for where I can find brembo blanks for my truck. All I seem to find is blanks for 2wd not 4wd.

    04 SR, 3.4, manual. Any help is appreciated as are other rotor recommendations.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2015 at 7:27 AM
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    Why not upgrade to the tundra brakes? I performed this upgrade on my 2000 4runner and my 04 tacoma. Easy bolt on upgrade.

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  4. Jan 1, 2015 at 2:04 PM
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    Thanks for the info.

    Not interested in the Tundra swap. Overkill IMO.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2015 at 7:01 PM
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    I've considered this. Which Tundra brakes did you go with since there are two variations of them. I remember back in 2002 when my Tundra had a TSB performed, they swapped the rotors and calipers to larger ones.

    Also has anyone added the Tundra master cylinder? I would imagine the bore size of the master cylinder is larger on the Tundra. I have read that people have a lower pedal with the Tundra brakes since the calipers take more fluid displacement to bite.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2015 at 7:28 PM
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    I have the 199mm's on my 00 4runner and the larger 231mm's on my 04 tacoma. Never had to change the mc's on either truck. On the tacoma i had to purchase new banjo bolts from Wheeler's offroad. I upgraded the tacoma to stainless steel brake hoses too. Wheelers offroad sells the banjo bolts and hoses in a kit. Both size calibers cleared my oem 16" alloys. The tundra kit is a awesome & easy upgrade for both vehicles. I just purchased a 3rd 4x4, a 02 4runner and i'm about to upgrade the brakes on that as well.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2015 at 8:33 PM
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    Are these the hoses your referring to?

    http://wheelersoffroad.com/product/95-04-tacoma-brake-lines/95-04-tacoma-front-brake-line-set/

    Are these compatible with all the 231mm calipers?

    I hope to be upgrading to tundra brakes in a couple months.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2015 at 8:45 PM
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    Rockauto has some brembo for 4wd. As well as many others...
     
  9. Jan 1, 2015 at 11:35 PM
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    the tundra upgrade is a little overkill unless you tow, OR, or drive like a bat out of hell :)

    Amazon sells them

    http://www.amazon.com/Brembo-25513-...20183744&sr=8-2&keywords=brembo+rotors+tacoma

    here is Brembo's support page for our year

    http://brembo.mycarparts.net/products/Brembo-09819380?product_application_id=4786668807


    I actually went with EBC rotors/pads when I re-did my brakes in September, have no complaints. my stock rotors lasted me 10 yrs and then had some warping.
     
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    I do tow with both my trucks.

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  12. Jan 2, 2015 at 3:20 PM
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    in your case it's a no-brainer :)

    but the OP I doubt tows or wanes from the "paved" road much :D

    Off-topic. Do you use electric brakes on your trailers at all 68dave?
     
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    Yea, the Casita camper has electric brakes.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2015 at 12:43 PM
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    The Amazon link is for a prerunner which is 2wd and mine is 4wd. Are the rotors the same?

    The brembo link doesn't work.
     
  15. Jan 3, 2015 at 2:13 PM
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    yes rotors are the same (6-bolt)

    I searched by info http://brembo.mycarparts.net/ and just click the links for your model. They all give the same results you just have to make sure to pick the one for 4wd OE replacement (there are 2 versions but doubtful you'll need UV coated)
     
  16. Jan 12, 2015 at 11:07 AM
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    What year tundra brakes would I need if I wanted to do this upgrade?
     
  17. Jan 12, 2015 at 11:53 AM
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    The earlier tundra's had the 199mm then Toyota upgraded them to the larger 231mm. I can't recall the exact years but I do know newer tundra's are now 5 lug so obviously they won't work. Use the search bar, a lot of info here about this swap.
     
  18. Jan 12, 2015 at 11:55 AM
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    Thanks!
     

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