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On the stud length with SOS, the post from the individual that installed the SOS kit said he found the studs engaged too few threads.
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Welp, I no longer recommend rebuilt calipers. These are centric and I've had them on for about 1 year. Bleeder screw and line is tight. Looks like I'm gonna have to fork out some dough to get it fixed this weekend. It explains the left pull I was getting this week though!

New Toyota calipers are about $155 ea? These are $50 but I think it may be worth it to get the good stuff from Toyota.

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Welp, I no longer recommend rebuilt calipers. These are centric and I've had them on for about 1 year. Bleeder screw and line is tight. Looks like I'm gonna have to fork out some dough to get it fixed this weekend. It explains the left pull I was getting this week though!

New Toyota calipers are about $155 ea? These are $50 but I think it may be worth it to get the good stuff from Toyota.

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What do the Stop Tech run ?
About $2k unless you can get them in a group buy. I'm gonna fix mine with replacement this weekend because I have no choice, they're bad enough. But I will get the Willwoods later which are about $1,250 retail.
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$1250 for 4 ?

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Nah that's just the front calipers, lines, pads. The stoptech kit adds rotors but then you're stuck buying their expensive rotors if you need to replace them. The RR Racing Wilwood kit uses rotors from the 5th gen 4runner like we use in this thread. Nobody makes a rear kit that I know of.
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All new Toyota parts for front 5th generation 4Runner parts with calipers, rotors, shims, pads, fitting kit and dust shields ran me $1100 out the door with discount from dealer. Rear I went stock with TRD pads. All in except for front pads which should arrive Tuesday.
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My Centric coated rotors are starting to 'pulse' on braking a little now. I think a little under 2yrs on them.

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Re: StopTech true BIG Brake Kit for 400$ (DIY)

I could be wrong, but I think a lot of the "pulsing" is from uneven pad transfer. I may dish out the cash for Ferodo DS 2500 pads in the future. They are freaking expensive, but one of the first Evo tuners in the 9's could not believe how much bite they had/smooth they were on OE Brembo calipers and rotors in my Evo when they tuned it.

On another note, I think the only way to get away from the seizing calipers is to get away from the OE design. The RR set looks good with OE rotors.



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Re: StopTech true BIG Brake Kit for 400$ (DIY)

You could be right on pulsing.. Mine did not start doing it until after a caliper seized. Although upon inspecting the pads by eye, I couldn't tell any difference in wear between the pads.. looked even that is.

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