Looking at the Stoptech/TRD big brake kit and thought to myself 2 things
1. its really really expensive
2. its only .1 inch oversized, not really a big brake kit imho
I know that size was chosen because of the oem 16 in. wheels, I dont really care, i wanted something that was going to be a bigger upgrade.
After doing some research and looking on the forums I was looking into making my own BBK using all Centric components (StopTechs parent company).
This consisted of Stoptech cross drilled rotors and Centric Posi-Quiet calipers designed for the Lexus GX470/4 Runner Sport v-8. These come preloaded with pads. Refer to pics for part numbers.
Additionally, I also got the larger OEM dust shields from the dealership (55$ each) for that model. Not necessary but i thought it was a nice touch.
To my surprise everything bolted on, no hickups whatsoever the alignment was dead center, the new dust shields even bolted on no problem.
The only thing i had to do was bend the brake line ever so slightly and i do mean slightly. The alignment was very very close to the original.
OEM is 319 MM, TRD is 323(?), this is 338mm...
Overall I am happy with the results.
Summit racing/Jegs/JCwhitney all sell these parts, wait till there is a coupon code to get an additional discount if you are trying to save some bucks.
Install is pretty straight forward,
1. remove wheel,
2. remove caliper (2 bolts +10mm nut for the brake line),
3. remove rotor,
4. pop off black dust cover,
5. remove cotter pin and remove aluminum retention ring,
6. remove axle hub nut (35mm socket, you can rent this socket for free at autozone w/ 20$ deposit)
7. remove hub (4 bolts),
8. remove old dust shield,
reinstall new parts
dont forget to bleed the brakes when complete
17 inch wheels or larger will be needed, double check you clearances before hitting the road
this cost me about 550 with the dustshields, you can save even more by skipping the dust shields and going with autozone/napa/oreillys parts and you may even be below 400$
for those interested in getting the Powerstop rotors/pads (available now) and red powder coated calipers (ETA June 2016)
128.44127L and 128.44127R = rotors
142.44228 and 142.44227 = calipers
(pics in no particular order)
thanks for fixing the pics Baz