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So...like many Tundra owners my rotors seem to be warped and giving me that shimmy every time I hit the brakes, and it's getting progressively worse. I did the e-brake test to eliminate the rear brakes and it is definitely coming from the front.

I just recently put 4 new tires on (285/60/18) and the mechanic said that cross drilled rotors help with the Tundra's rotor problems, but I want to check with the collective brain trust here as to what all the cool kids are running these days in regards to the best rotor/pad combination.

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Good luck wading through all the opinions on this one. They're all over the board.

FWIW2U, I believe that a plain, non-drilled and non-slotted Brembo rotor and OEM Toyota/Akebono pad set is the way to go.

If you really want an opinion that matters, PM member MEvang in the brake forum.
 

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Go to the junkyard and buy a set of 2004-2006 rotors which they upgraded on newer models. I upgraded mine and have not had a vibration since.

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Go to the junkyard and buy a set of 2004-2006 rotors which they upgraded on newer models. I upgraded mine and have not had a vibration since.

Pat

hi this is a great idea. plus the cost factor is something you will be extremely happy with. the 04, 05 & 06 set up, is a geat set up. stop's on a dime. 1 of the best up grades toyota ever did. points given:tu::first:
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I just did mine yesterday and went with Power Slot Cryo treated and slotted rotors with Hawk LT/SUV Pads. Still kind of in the process of breaking them in, but no complaints so far.

Though, admittedly, for the money I spent I would really consider Remmy's suggestion. Especially if you are not doing heavy towing or hauling. I do quite a bit of heavy hauling in the summer months and wanted something "upgraded" as I my stock rotors were warped by about 35k...
 

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recently i had the same problem , i went threw 2 sets of rotors in a yr and i was pist when i had to get a second pair . . . . plus my drive side caliper frooze on me soo i did it all new!!
new calipers, new EBC slotted rotors and a braided drake lines from wheelers offroad and with all that i couldnt b happier !!! truck stops realy nice and barly have brake fade with the 20's i have and no more shimmy . . . . its the best money i have spent !! my $.02 is that if u have brake probs dont go used ,this hole set up ran me 250 and change and i did it my self !! goood luck

oh and dont got drilled and slotted i had sum cracks in mine so just stick with the slotted rotors and the EBC's r great
 

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this hole set up ran me 250 and change and i did it my self !! goood luck
what was exactly included in that ~$250 price? full list of things you got for $250 please
 

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Yeah, my old 00' vibrated a little a few miles in after I bought it but I changed them to newer tundra rotors as well, it's a common problem I guess. My old 02' didn't have those problems though. My 06's brakes are great too. I love that they feel better controlled and stop pretty well too.:cool:
 

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Do you guys really mean rotors, or do you mean calipers?

I was under the impression that the rotors were the same size, but the 03-05 calipers and pads were larger, hence the better stopping power/less warpage and chatter.

Either way, I did the DIY '04 caliper swap on my '01, and the results were awesome. I can brake with confidence, and I no longer have to turn the rotors every 20K like before.
 

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Go to the junkyard and buy a set of 2004-2006 rotors which they upgraded on newer models. I upgraded mine and have not had a vibration since.
You mean the calipers. Toyota changed the caliper specification from the S13WE to the 13WL in the later models. The rotors are the same. :tu:
 

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The new brake caliper provides the same pressure, but it is a stiffer caliper...the body is closer to the mounting points, and the bolts securing the halves together are lower on the caliper.

There is a substantial difference in pedal feel between the late and early calipers simply because the hydraulic system is able to do a better job of forcing the pad against the rotor rather than forcing the halves of the caliper apart.

Read the whitepapers on Stoptech's website regarding how to get the best performance and most longevity from your brake system...if you consistently end up with juddering brakes, chances are excellent that a simple shift in your braking habits will do far more than changing the calipers. I have not had a juddering problem in years.

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I figured that your number was way off as rotors alone (good brand name) are +$150
So you paid 250 for loaded calipers? did you get new one's? + rotors?
My brakes are still like 20K miles away from service but once i get to them would like to upgrade. Now i have time do source parts for good price and be ready for whats to come. Front is good, dunno about the back. E-brake works well. Will take apart in spring.

P.S. what lines exactly did you get and any improvement due to the lines?
 

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I figured that your number was way off as rotors alone (good brand name) are +$150
So you paid 250 for loaded calipers? did you get new one's? + rotors?
My brakes are still like 20K miles away from service but once i get to them would like to upgrade. Now i have time do source parts for good price and be ready for whats to come. Front is good, dunno about the back. E-brake works well. Will take apart in spring.

P.S. what lines exactly did you get and any improvement due to the lines?
heres the rotors (the first ones in black with the slots)
a bit more than i paid but still great rotor
PartsTrain.com - Hard to Find Auto Parts and Truck Parts - Brake Discs - For 2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 8 Cyl 4.7L

and heres's the brake lines (the feel is night and day compared to stock even better when they're broken in !!!)
High Performance Toyota Brake Lines from Wheeler's Off-Road

calipers and pad i got at advance auto parts with a core of 75-80 bucks each
you can also pick up a linkage kit for the calipers too but i didnt bother

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i second the EBCs. I put EBC rotors and green pads on my truck last spring and they work great... I could tell a huge difference (and this may also have to do with the fact that the old rotors were so warped that when I put em on the lathe to get machined they moved away from the grinder about a quarter inch).
 

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1/4" i call it myth busted. The rotors where :violin: but 1/4":eek:

P.S. the 80$ a piece calipers where non OEM some china? i dunno if to get used OEM or new china from polac automotive parts store.
 

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1/4" i call it myth busted. The rotors where :violin: but 1/4":eek:
Actually no joke... I watched it move as I rotated it on the lathe and I was like holy crap! so I measured it (and 1/4 inch means about 1/8 in either direction)... All my driving for about the past year has been really slow around town and whenever I hit the brakes it would wobble like none other... It was way uncomfortable, but I didn't have enough money to fix it and it was only like 2 months of crap...
 

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Actually no joke... I watched it move as I rotated it on the lathe and I was like holy crap! so I measured it (and 1/4 inch means about 1/8 in either direction)... All my driving for about the past year has been really slow around town and whenever I hit the brakes it would wobble like none other... It was way uncomfortable, but I didn't have enough money to fix it and it was only like 2 months of crap...
I have seen this, but it was on a new rotor, and it was 3mm or so, not 1/8". You sure you didn't just have it mounted poorly on the lathe? The caliper over mine at the time was a floater, so it wasn't very noticeable, and the replacement was turned on a full size lathe before I installed it with fixed calipers. I don't even want to know what it would be like, driving a rotor with that much runout on a fixed caliper.

P.S. the 80$ a piece calipers where non OEM some china? i dunno if to get used OEM or new china from polac automotive parts store.
Stop buying Chinese junk. Call around the salvage yards and get a pair of used Toyota calipers, or get new ones from a reputable manufacturer.

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Stop buying Chinese junk. Call around the salvage yards and get a pair of used Toyota calipers said:
they arent chinese junk and to b honest what isnt chinese junk these days !!! plus consider what im redoing, i'ed rather get new junk then used crap thats at a junk yard (exspecialy brakes) cause those calipers u get at junk yards are shipped out to re manufactures anyhow , rebuild and the chinese junk that you so claim i bought isnt what i bought !!!

but to each his own!! ya kno do what works !!!
 
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