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What’s tire weight on the 37” compared to the 35”
66 lbs vs 75 lbs for the STT Pro's.

I went from my 34's that weighed 75 lbs tire/wheel to 105 lbs tire/wheel combo.
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66 lbs vs 75 lbs for the STT Pro's.

I went from my 34's that weighed 75 lbs tire/wheel to 105 lbs tire/wheel combo.
Yeah that’s a big difference in weight , what about mpg ?

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Yeah that’s a big difference in weight , what about mpg ?
I've only had them on a week, not even a full tank yet. Actually I'm gonna be going back to my 34's for now until I can fit them easier. The weight is definitely noticeable.
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66 lbs vs 75 lbs for the STT Pro's.
Jus like you, I'd definitely consider an aftermarket caliper after moving to bigger tires when/if it becomes an issue. Stoptech or Wilwood would do quite nicely. Matching performance with the hardware. Who knew we'd be dipping into the 100lb unsprung wheel weight.
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Jus like you, I'd definitely consider an aftermarket caliper after moving to bigger tires when/if it becomes an issue. Stoptech or Wilwood would do quite nicely. Matching performance with the hardware. Who knew we'd be dipping into the 100lb unsprung wheel weight.
I like the RR racing because they actually pair Wilwoods with OE Centric 5th Gen 4runner rotors, which most of us in this thread already have.

https://www.rr-racing.com/RR-Racing-...gx4fbk0002.htm
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I like the RR racing because they actually pair Wilwoods with OE Centric 5th Gen 4runner rotors, which most of us in this thread already have.

https://www.rr-racing.com/RR-Racing-...gx4fbk0002.htm
Sweet! Looks like a good option. Let me know how it goes when you upgrade
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I've only had them on a week, not even a full tank yet. Actually I'm gonna be going back to my 34's for now until I can fit them easier. The weight is definitely noticeable.
Idk man yeah 37” are probably pushing the limits of an FJ unless you went with a solid axle and a LS v8 swap engine

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What do the manufacturers do? I can't see them running brand new vehicles up to 40 mph with hard to moderate stops 6-10 times. Still some guys are getting over 100k miles out of originals... using machines???
FWIW: These were the directions (50MPH, hard brake, rinse and repeat 5-6 times) that came with the TRD BBK that was factory installed at the port on my 2012 TTSE.

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FWIW: These were the directions (50MPH, hard brake, rinse and repeat 5-6 times) that came with the TRD BBK that was factory installed at the port on my 2012 TTSE.
Yea, that's pretty much the same as Centric recommends. I just was pointing out new vehicle brakes seem to last a lot longer even though I don't believe auto manufacturers are taking newborn vehicles through these break in procedures.

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Yea, that's pretty much the same as Centric recommends. I just was pointing out new vehicle brakes seem to last a lot longer even though I don't believe auto manufacturers are taking newborn vehicles through these break in procedures.
I think the reason for that is that Centric/StopTech makes the Rotors for the TRD BBK used on the FJC.
FWIW: Our 2007 FJ (factory brakes) seems to last longer on the brakes than the 2012 TTSE w/the TRD BBK system.
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