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Tundra brake upgrade?? Just a few questions.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Honey badger, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Dec 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    Braking is definitely better huh
     
  2. Dec 20, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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  3. Jul 13, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    I'm in the process of gathering parts for this upgrade, but having trouble locating a cheap set of calipers.. local junkyards are a bust and ones online can't provide me w/ the right info/pics for me to pull the trigger.

    is this an ok deal for a pair of OEM take-offs? 13WL castings: http://www.ebay.com/itm/PULL-OFF-FR...yota|Model:Tundra&hash=item3f26c4adfa&vxp=mtr

    is there another place you guys can recommend to get the used calipers? what is the best remanned aftermarket option?

    I plan on buying brand new aftermarket rotors, pads, and ss lines.
     
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  4. Jul 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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    Last weekend, I upgraded my SR5. Key Points.

    1. Get a 2006 Tundra Brake Caliper from the Salvage yard. They should already be machined for the banjo fitting. If not get them machined.
    2. The calipers should be the larger 9 inch calipers from the 2006. You think you don't need them. You do and They are great!
    3. Go to the dealer and get 4 new caliper mounting bolts for a 2006 Tundra. They are 3 mm shorter. The calipers are 3mm thinner and if you don't the bolts will rub the rotors, $1.78 each.
    4. While you are at the dealer, get a set of caliper piston seals for rebuilding the calipers while you have them off. Good insurance since you don't know the mileage of the used calipers. It's $15 well spent. Get new pins, clips and springs, about $12.
    5. I got the Akebono brake pads. Same brand as the OEM but not the price.
    6. I did splurge and got the OEM Brake Shims-$45. I hate brake squeal.
    7. Good After market rotors are fine for the application. The OEM's are just too expensive.
    8. Make sure your rims have enough clearance. The Tundra rotors are about 10 mm larger radius and the caliper is a little thicker. I already had some Sequoia Wheels.

    Total Cost - about $225 including some silver caliper paint.

    Braking performance is really, really good. I can actually lock up the front tires now if I need to. I couldn't before.

    REMEMBER, NEVER SKIMP ON BRAKES OR TIRES. YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON THESE TWO THINGS ON EVERY CAR.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    I ended up getting a kit. All new parts for an 05 tundra 4x4 I think with the V8 in it as well. I like the upgrade a lot so far!
     
  6. Jul 16, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    thanks for your experience! does it matter if the used calipers came off a vehicle w/ ABS if my rig doesn't have ABS? thanks
     
  7. Jul 16, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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    The caliper part number is the same with or without ABS.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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  9. Jul 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    thanks!
     
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