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Every time my factory FJC brakes pulsed it was after mountain driving or long road trips and usually fixed itself after a week of regular driving which lead me to believe it was indeed pad build up.
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At dealer now getting new genuine Toyota 5th generation 4Runner brakes installed in front (with dust shields). I ended up getting AllPro stainless brake lines from Pure auto. Standard rotors plus TRD pads will go in rear. I attached a picture of the front brakes. Don’t know how long the calipers will stay silver 🙂. I had dealer install so i get the 1 year parts and labor warranty (against stuck calipers and warped rotors). I have a platinum warranty but don’t know if Toyota will cover 4 runner parts in my FJ under that warranty. Based on a post in these forums, I signed up for the Colorado FJ get together in September. Will have 1 -2 people in truck with me so will see how they do. I will give a report after I get some miles on it.
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Update. The dealer tech can’t install the All Pro rear stainless lines cause the fittings are different. Am I missing something? Contacted Pure Auto. The rubber lines will stay in place for now.
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It turns out the brake lines were correct. The tech was looking for short lines from the the steel line to the calipers. I will have to look at ordering those and getting them installed later.
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I can't believe a dealer installed any carry in parts...
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I ordered all the brake parts from the dealer except the lines. When I had my Tacoma 140amp alternator installed by them, I ordered the alternator from them. My dealer supports the local Toyota truck and off road community. Persons talk about getting the best deal. It’s my belief and practice, if we want dealers to support us and survive, we need support them. So I spend my money there and support them. May cost me more but to me it’s important if we want to continue to have this level of support.
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I ordered all the brake parts from the dealer except the lines. When I had my Tacoma 140amp alternator installed by them, I ordered the alternator from them. My dealer supports the local Toyota truck and off road community. Persons talk about getting the best deal. Itís my belief and practice, if we want dealers to support us and survive, we need support them. So I spend my money there and support them. May cost me more but to me itís important if we want to continue to have this level of support.
Can you share part numbers? I'm thinking of going the same route, with the 5th gen 4r calipers/rotors up front, and want to make sure I get the right ones.
I get supporting your Toy dealer, but even they are not all equal. Sounds like you have a good one in your area.

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I took the part numbers from an earlier post in this thread. I will dig out the receipt by tomorrow and post. I went with standard rotors/TRD pads in rear. The dealer offers special service pricing to people on the Chicago FJ Cruiser forum, they support the local community. From working on my FJ they are now experts in installing skids, aftermarket rear trailing arms, Tacoma towing alternator install, 140 amp fuse, installing submarine mod, brake upgrade, gps tracker install, custom alignment to get rid of rubbing. Its good PR because I took my sister from far away and she purchased an RAV4 there based on the experience with them. She drives there for her service too.
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I took the part numbers from an earlier post in this thread. I will dig out the receipt by tomorrow and post. I went with standard rotors/TRD pads in rear. The dealer offers special service pricing to people on the Chicago FJ Cruiser forum, they support the local community. From working on my FJ they are now experts in installing skids, aftermarket rear trailing arms, Tacoma towing alternator install, 140 amp fuse, installing submarine mod, brake upgrade, gps tracker install, custom alignment to get rid of rubbing. Its good PR because I took my sister from far away and she purchased an RAV4 there based on the experience with them. She drives there for her service too.
Thanks. That would be helpful. I'm looking to do this BBK with OEM parts (except for the pads.)

Very cool that about the Chicago FJ forum discount. I'm in the Denver/Boulder area. Not aware of any similar situation.

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