Tundra front brake problems

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    DefaultTundra front brake problems

    Need some help.Truck has 43,000 miles and I am experiencing intermittent front brake vibration.Based on all the complaints I've read,it seems the best way to permanently fix problem is to replace rotors,pads,calipers and rear drums??

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    I don't know about other members but if my Tundra should start the brake vibration again (first time at 30K, 51K now without the upgrade and no problems) I'd certainly not support Toyota's parts sales by doing the fix at my expense. There are other options available that members have posted that have worked out for most of them. These are available by using the search feature. Some will be limited to club members but I'm sure you can find other alternatives than paying Toyota big bucks.

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    New rear drums for front vibration?

    The best way is to find the cause of the vibration. It could be rotors warped by unevenly tightening the lug nuts. It could be rotors warped by overheating. It could be rotors with pad material unevenly deposited on the rotor surface.

    I believe that many folks have good long-term fixes with the original calipers (4.7" long pads) and top-quality aftermarket brake pads. Top-quality aftermarket rotors may also help, especially if the rotors are cryogenically treated before installation.

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    DefaultTundra front brake problems

    I have a 2000 model and started having vibs under light braking mostly down hill. My truck had almost 60k on it so I decided to change out rotors and pads. I went with Rabestos rotors and quite stop pads it's only been 2-3k since I changed but it is so much smoother and quiter. I also do not get the heavy brake dust build up on the wheels as I did with oem pads. I still have my old rotors so if do have problems I will send out one of the rotor sets to be cyro'd as Ken has mentioned, but at the time I just did not want to wait aweek to ship out and get them back.Ken gave us a links for several shops that do cyro ones in Indy,In. close but I was in a hurry to cure my vib problem. Also rabestos parts are very fair priced and I looked at all kinds of options, and posts on TS before I purchased these plus my parts guy told me if I do not like what I bought he would replace them, or refund.

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    DefaultRe: Tundra front brake problems

    Are there any special tools needed for removing the front rotors as I have the parts but looking at it I cant seem to figure out how to remove the front calipers to get tot he rotors....
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    DefaultRe: Tundra front brake problems

    See my post on upgrading your brakes
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