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Tundra brake kit

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CoreysIRTaco, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Nov 1, 2019 at 11:15 PM
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    CoreysIRTaco

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    Anyone got links to some? Also, will they fit fine or am I going to have to tinker with them to make them fit...?
     
  2. Nov 2, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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  3. Nov 2, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    There are a couple ways to go with this upgrade - you can do a kit, but IMO you get better results (braking) by going with OEM (or OEM reman) components. You can read about my experience in the links below... "tinkering" is going to depend on the quality of parts you get, so is a bit unpredictable.

    I should say that I first installed 13WLs with no problem using Wheelers banjos and they worked great for a year. That's this post:
    New-to-me Tires and a Tundra Brake Upgrade (and here's a good argument/data about going with quality components)

    On a trip this year, when I was running the Lolo Motorway, I had a caliper seize up on me. I had to replace it on the trail. That's here:
    IDBDR Pt. 7 - The Curse of the Lolo Motorway

    After the trip, I thought a bit about my repair experience (above), and how I got into the situation in the first place. That is this Rig Review:
    Rig Review: Idaho July 2019 - What worked and what didn't?

    Finally, I decided to go a different route than the Wheelers banjo lines. I decided that doing the job "right" (or maybe, "completely"?) was the best approach. Here:
    Making It Right: Tacoma-to-Tundra Brake Upgrade

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    Shoot if you have questions. Reach out if you want a hardline kit for way less than LCE.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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  5. Nov 3, 2019 at 3:37 AM
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    No you would need rotors, brake lines, and brake fluid
     
  6. Nov 4, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    Off a tundra as well?
     
  7. Nov 4, 2019 at 6:28 PM
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    You don't need brake lines. I just did the upgrade 2 months ago. Use a 1/4" bit and drill into the banjo bolt a little. use OEM tundra 13wl calipers off of a donor truck and buy a rebuild kit for 15 bucks. Trust me, I did this all oem and have had zero problems.
     
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  9. Nov 4, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    I get the sense that you didn't click on any of my links above that go into great detail about this mod, with part numbers. I'll try one more time, but I still recommend reading the links since they have instructions as well.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2019 at 11:00 PM
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    Your Jedi senses are correct. I previously just wanted a straight forward response.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Caliper rebuilding is very easy!!!
     
  12. Nov 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    I concur, I drilled out my banjo boots 2 years ago. Zero issues since.
     
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