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Tundra front brake upgrade

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Drico, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    Gents...does anyone have the part #s handy for the tundra front brake upgrade for our 1st Gens?....rotors...calipers...

    I believe it's off the 2008 Tundra 4x4....can someone confirm??

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  2. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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  3. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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  4. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    Wow bro...that looks great...you said I can buy it as a kit...do you have a link or site I can look at?.. any forum vendors that offer this kit?

    Dave
     
  5. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    Nice bro...thanks...I was just on LCE..they have the complete kit for $500 ND change...rotors...calipers..brake lines...and pads...even offer extended brake lines for use with a lift kit...
     
  9. Dec 31, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    Lc engineering sells the kit.
     
  10. Dec 31, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    Just pulled the trigger and ordered the complete kit...with extended brake line option...
     
  11. Dec 31, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    What length brake lines did you go with and how much lift if any on your truck?
     
  12. Dec 31, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    The calipers will come raw(no paint)and I got three different boxes from different locations.
    Go ahead and go to advance auto and get the caliper paint.take time to apply several coats before install,it will payoff in the end.
    I don't have any pics of mine(not that guy)but me and a buddy did the install in a couple hours.I pressure bleed mine with a machine we use in the shop.
    This was my first upgrade before any suspension or tires,the brakes were fixed.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    6" lines over stock...talked to LCE and confirmed...I'm running a Fabtech 6" DB lift
     
  14. Dec 31, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    Sounds good ...I have a guy I use that does powder coating...may drop the calipers off to him and have him do his thing...
     
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    Ok. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Yep. I have that kit in exception of the rotors. I went for Baer Performance Rotors instead of the ones that come with that kit. I also used the LC Engineering brake line kit which matches the stock Tundra lines.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Here's a full write-up with lots of pics if you want to go with links to OEM parts (which I did, and am very happy with)

    https://adventuretaco.com/new-to-me-tires-and-a-tundra-brake-upgrade/

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  18. Jul 20, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    Hey all,

    I just did the upgrade and now have an issue with my (dang near) new OEM LCA bushings. I’m curious to see if the masses have seen this before.

    Brakes are working well, maybe a little too well because now my lower arm bushings are flexing causing my LCA’s to shift in the mounts when braking. I just installed new OEM lower arms and bushings 4,000 miles ago when I did the ball joints. Talked to some off-road techs and they agreed it wasn’t causing any issues or unsafe, just annoying and would likely cause my new bushings to wear prematurely. It sounds like new poly bushings will correct this, but I’m not in a hurry to tear it all down again just yet. With a crazy work schedule, I’m stuck having to pay for this work and costs are adding up.

    Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  19. Feb 17, 2020 at 1:04 AM
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    Love how that looks. Did u get new brake lines? I heard the stock Tacoma ones don't work. And if you did, which ones did you get and where from? Cause when I clicked on that Amazon link it pulled up that set and at the bottom it had a set of brake lines u could bundle with them. Did u get those?
     

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