Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Colorado Springs/Fort Collins, CO
Tundra Brake Caliper Upgrade
My dad just recently did the brake caliper upgrade for his 2002 Tundra. He used 2005 Tundra calipers that he got from a junkyard for only $35 for the pair.
The reason why I am posting this is because we have gotten amazing results from it. Currently we have only had the time to replace one so we decided to give it the ultimate test by driving down Pikes Peak. As you get halfways to the bottom, the park service makes you stop at a checkpoint and they check the temperature of your front brakes. We had the woman check both sides for us. The old caliper temperature was 254 F, and the new upgraded caliper was 152 F. Almost a 100 degree difference.
So if anyone has an older Tundra, it's definately worth doing. I'm sure this will eliminate the rotor warping problem as well.
1998 Tacoma - Rear e-locker, ADS Racing Shocks 2.5" Extended Travel Coilovers with Reservoirs, 3 inch All-Pro lift system in rear, Trail-Gear sliders, Trail-Gear front stinger bumper, CBI Wrap Around tube rear bumper, CB Radio, Skid Row Offroad Skids, 33 inch BFG KM2's on Ivan Stewart 16 inch wheels.