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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.
They are expecting you to complete that by following their recommended break in procedure for a new vehicle. The assumption is always made that the procedure is for the engine - there are more mechanical items that need it as well.

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They are expecting you to complete that by following their recommended break in procedure for a new vehicle. The assumption is always made that the procedure is for the engine - there are more mechanical items that need it as well.
No doubt you're right but how many guys with over 100k mi on their factory brakes even read the manual let alone followed break in procedures for the brakes? Some people don't change engine oil knowing they'll trade in the vehicle in two years or so...

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I've had all these parts installed about a year now. One of my calipers is starting to seize ever so slightly again. It'll pull to the right. It could be my factory rear caliper, not sure yet.

RR Racing increased their Willwood 6 Piston prices by $100. Thought we wouldn't notice, but we did. Those would pair nicely with my 37's....
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No doubt you're right but how many guys with over 100k mi on their factory brakes even read the manual let alone followed break in procedures for the brakes? Some people don't change engine oil knowing they'll trade in the vehicle in two years or so...
I did, got me 180k mi on the OEM'S,

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I did, got me 180k mi on the OEM'S,

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RR Racing increased their Willwood 6 Piston prices by $100. Thought we wouldn't notice, but we did. Those would pair nicely with my 37's....
I reached out to RR Racing and they said that the previous price was an introduction price. Although the price went up, I asked and they'll extend a group buy to us. I'll start another thread. The 338x32 rotor plus Wilwood caliper seems like a good option. No more seizing!!
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James, run the feeler and see who bites while I see if the GB is okay. I don't see a problem with it if no one else is selling it. Did you check PureFJ?
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James, run the feeler and see who bites while I see if the GB is okay. I don't see a problem with it if no one else is selling it. Did you check PureFJ?
Thanks! I did check PureFJ. It seems like PureFJ only offers Powerstop options and the TRD BBK.
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I reached out to RR Racing and they said that the previous price was an introduction price. Although the price went up, I asked and they'll extend a group buy to us. I'll start another thread. The 338x32 rotor plus Wilwood caliper seems like a good option. No more seizing!!
Even with a discount those Willwoods are very high priced

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Even with a discount those Willwoods are very high priced
It's on par with TRD/stoptech etc. So are you saying it's expensive when compared to the DIY option of buying 4Runner calipers? Or are you saying that they're priced high because purchasing ala carte individually, the calipers are not as expensive as the kit makes it out to be?

I need to understand your reasoning because street seeing people with 4r brakes such as @cliffy have a seized caliper or @HeisKai have rusty calipers after upgrading.

Sorry I don't mean to muck up the DIY thread. Thanks for understanding

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