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    If the women don't find you handsome...

    They should at least find you handy.

    Brake job on the Tundra--after a couple of years of inadequate braking on the front--Toyo put calipers that were too small on the Tundra--and that plus years of NY winter salt and reduced the braking to almost nill.

    Luckily people had figured out that if you cut the backing plates, you could fit the larger calipers that were installed just after mine was built. (Some people got the upgrade because of a TSB--I argued and lost, so finally bit the bullet.)

    So here is a side ready to go--Raybestos coated rotors and rebuilt calipers by yours truly-plus a few new OEM Toyo parts like new mounting bolts and hard lines
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    Nice!

    I replaced everything both front and back (pads, rotors, calipers) on a Nissan Titan last year that had somewhat insufficient braking and I'm very happy with the improvement. I used some mid quality parts from RockAuto and I thought it turned out rather nicely.

    "You know you're getting old when the brakes on a vehicle become more important to you then how fast the vehicle takes off."

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    What year Tundra? Mine seems to have strong brakes, of course I don't do much towing with it.
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    Nice work

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    "You know you're getting old when the brakes on a vehicle become more important to you then how fast the vehicle takes off."
    I believe in Spider-Man philosophy, "With great power comes great responsibility" applying to automobile which would go, "With great acceleration comes great braking."

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    Quote Originally Posted by davesupra View Post
    What year Tundra? Mine seems to have strong brakes, of course I don't do much towing with it.
    2003 Gen 1.

    They put the larger calipers on in 2004-06 (on the Sequoia too). And then 2007 they started with an even larger set of of fronts I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ae1203 View Post
    Nice work
    Thanks man!

    Most of this stuff, I just have conversations in my head with my dad (who was a real mechanic) and do what he would have done. Brakes are all about clean and prep.
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    Umm.....don't you also have to replace the brake proportioning valve for this new setup to work properly? If the caliper pistons are in fact larger, without changing the valving, you'll just be sending more stopping force to the rear brakes. Might not be the scenario you want.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    Umm.....don't you also have to replace the brake proportioning valve for this new setup to work properly? If the caliper pistons are in fact larger, without changing the valving, you'll just be sending more stopping force to the rear brakes. Might not be the scenario you want.....
    From the TSB, Toyota swapping in the larger calipers without changing the proportioning valve--so I'm assuming that I'm good. They charged a lot to do it at the dealer though because they removed the hubs to change the backing plates. Some kindly soul did a nice step by step--and hundreds of people have done this upgrade without a problem.

    Funny story though--it used to be a full food chain--when the Tundra guys removed their smaller calipers, they were selling them to Taco owners whose brakes were even smaller...
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    Nice!

    I replaced everything both front and back (pads, rotors, calipers) on a Nissan Titan last year that had somewhat insufficient braking and I'm very happy with the improvement. I used some mid quality parts from RockAuto and I thought it turned out rather nicely.

    "You know you're getting old when the brakes on a vehicle become more important to you then how fast the vehicle takes off."
    Yeah, I did the full back setup only two years ago, because the stealership had recently done the fronts--PITA because the back is drum plus emergency. But since the fronts were not done properly, it was time for a redo.
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    Meh! I do my own auto repairs, build my own bikes and wheels but the women throw themselves at me anyway. Guess I got the best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepV View Post
    Meh! I do my own auto repairs, build my own bikes and wheels but the women throw themselves at me anyway. Guess I got the best of both worlds.
    At least it is done correctly when you do it yourself.
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