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Phil Dammit

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TRD, ROTORA, BEAR, SSBC. Everyone seems to lean in every direction. Im not a man of money so I would like to know which kit is the best bang for the buck. Want to do a BBK up front and a conversion on the rear.
 

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I did the TRD kit on the front and left the rear alone as I'd heard of folks having issues with the conversion kits. There is so little weight in the rear that it doesn't need any more braking ability, but it does look cheap having drums back there.!!

Maybe there are newer rear disc conversion kits out there then when I researched it a while back..

Dave in Afghanistan
Rollin' in the V8 Turbo-Diesel Land-Cruiser!!
 

Phil Dammit

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My single cab really doesn need alot of breaking but when I get around to the 1GR swap I will want the reassurance of 4 wheel disc.
 

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I have never heard of anyone using BEAR brakes on our trucks, then again it might be different for your truck compared to an X. I'm not to sure on that one. Best bang for your buck would be the Tundra racing kit. The whole kit is pretty much the same price as a new set of rotors and pads for the TRD set up. As for Rotas, some member have been having a hard time finding brake pads for them but other than that pretty good.
 

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Tundra Racing offers the Stop Tech BBK and conversion kits, pricing isn't horrible. Unless some one else starts to offer them, Dezod, URD, cough cough TR is likely going to be the best bet.
 

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Tundra racing has a sale a couple times a year, e-mail them and see if a sale is in the works. If you want the biggest rotor that will fit a 18" wheel its their kit. The TRD kit will be a better long term investment, everyone says they are expensive to service but I have checked and its less than a hunderd dollars difference between replacing the TRD rings and the Stop tech rotors, you just have to shop around.

I my opinion its looks or function or price. The TRD kit will out perform the Stop tech kit but very few people will use the brakes hard enought and long enough to see the difference the two pice rotor design makes on the TRD kit.
 

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I wouldn't do a conversion in the back. Pretty much everyone that I've seen do that ends up hating it and saying it creates way too many problems and is way overkill. I would just get a really nice kit for up front.
 

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I wouldn't do a conversion in the back. Pretty much everyone that I've seen do that ends up hating it and saying it creates way too many problems and is way overkill. I would just get a really nice kit for up front.


I have Tundra racing rear kit that uses the ford thunderbird calipers and crown vic. rotors and have no issues with it. good upgrade for the money. All the people with the issues had the early kits.
 

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IMO this is a mod where you get what you pay for....

I am not sure what autobodyX is going with his comment but the TRD is a kit by stoptech from which you can get from trd or slightly cheaper from stoptech directly(it will be branded stoptech)

Also Gadget at URD and Paul at DEZOD are both stoptech dealers and can certainly hook you up.

Anyway my first choice was the stoptech kit even though it was pricey they have lots of if not the most pad options out of any of the kits. fter buying what i thought was a deal on calipers on ebay I got stuck trying to find new calipers and an alternate opportunity came about.

That being said I installed the Rotora 330mm kit from TR for the $1300 price on sale I felt they were the best bang for the buck, lots of pad options, tech support and dealers in my area.

like mentioned above the SSBC kit is on Murderfaces truck and whenever he talked about them had good things to say.

As for the rear break conversion, if you want it for look go nuts but if its performance you want DONT DO IT! It actually makes handling the truck worse as with our composite light back end it completely throws off the brake bias and causes the rear to ever so easily lock up. sdxrunner is one of the forerunners on this...
 

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From someone who has Rotora brakes...AVOID THEM.

Stoptech is the way to go!
 

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IMO this is a mod where you get what you pay for....

I am not sure what autobodyX is going with his comment but the TRD is a kit by stoptech from which you can get from trd or slightly cheaper from stoptech directly(it will be branded stoptech)

Also Gadget at URD and Paul at DEZOD are both stoptech dealers and can certainly hook you up.

Anyway my first choice was the stoptech kit even though it was pricey they have lots of if not the most pad options out of any of the kits. fter buying what i thought was a deal on calipers on ebay I got stuck trying to find new calipers and an alternate opportunity came about.

That being said I installed the Rotora 330mm kit from TR for the $1300 price on sale I felt they were the best bang for the buck, lots of pad options, tech support and dealers in my area.

like mentioned above the SSBC kit is on Murderfaces truck and whenever he talked about them had good things to say.
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Rotora makes the TRD calipers the stop tech calipers are radial mount and are completely different it is a very obvious diffrence.

SSBC kit uses camaro calipers that is why there are so many pad choices

I don't want to get into it about the different rotors.
 

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You guys care to explain why? Other than just saying to avoid them...

There are threads explaining why....look em up...

> hardware quality is borderline dangerous.
> customer support is non existent
> hard to find pads other then rotora brand pads, which are a massive joke in cost\quality.
 

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There are threads explaining why....look em up...

> hardware quality is borderline dangerous.
> customer support is non existent
> hard to find pads other then rotora brand pads, which are a massive joke in cost\quality.

Ya the pad selection is pretty slim for the Rotora kits but Ive never heard anything about them using cheap hardware or having no customer support... I cant comment on the quality of the hardware since my kit is still sitting in the box but Im curious as to why you find the quality borderline dangerous? Have you had anything fail with your 355mm kit?
 
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