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Toyota Tacoma Brake Upgrade To Slotted Rotors

Toyota Tacoma Getting HP Slotted Brake Rotor Upgrade
Toyota Tacoma Getting HP Slotted Brake Rotor Upgrade

If you have a Tacoma and you’re tired of buying rotors. Maybe you should upgrade your trucks brakes to slotted rotors.

I’ve tested these on a number of Tacomas and 4Runners over the years and slotted rotors hold up far better than stock rotors. What’s the difference between slotted and non-slotted rotors?  The slots vent hot gases that form on the face of the rotor and allow the brakes to run cooler and last longer. Not to mention they look pretty cool. 😉

I’ve had people ask me about drilled rotors, I don’t recommend them for street applications because they tend to crack easily. Since my goal is install parts that last the longest and give the best performance, slotted rotors are what I recommend for Tacomas and 4Runners.

The above Tacoma was in the the shop because the owner was tired of the dreaded brake shake coming down the hill. We installed new high performance slotted rotors and Adaptive 1 ceramic pads and he’s totally stoked about his new brakes and the cool appearance that you can see through the wheels.

 

Toyota Tacoma Getting HP Slotted Brake Rotor Upgrade
Stock Toyota Rotor - Non Slotted
High Performance Slotted Rotor
Toyota Tacoma Getting HP Slotted Brake Rotor Upgrade

 

3 thoughts on “Toyota Tacoma Brake Upgrade To Slotted Rotors

  1. Great article. I just lifted my 2008 tacoma and put 33’s on them. Researched on the internet the best truck/suv brakes to upgrade to. Found EBC brakes that sell slotted rotors and performance off-road pads in kits for my truck. Ive read in another one of your articles you dont install parts brought in by a customer. This Brake manufacturer/brand seem reputable and high quality, would you consider installing this brand?
    Mahalo, Paul

    • Hi Paul,

      This Brake manufacturer/brand seem reputable and high quality, would you consider installing this brand?

      No. I put EBC on a couple of trucks years ago and they didn’t hold up at all. And one of them was a 4Runner with slotted rotors.

      I can’t afford to install customer supplied parts anymore, there’s just too much risk for me. I take all the risk in that deal for no profit. It’s as simple as that. I wish I had a dollar for every time the customer part had a problem and I had to sort it out for free. Been there, done that.

      I’ll be happy to order you slotted rotors and my secret recipe brake pad from Tirerack at no additional markup. What you see on their website is what it will cost, plus labor. You can’t beat that deal, unless of course you install the parts your self.

  2. Thanks Joe. That is a great deal you’re making. I will take your advice and go with your suggestion. I checked out Tirerack and see they have a good selection of rotors and premium pads. I’ll be in touch soon as i’ve also got a stock 2006 4runner looking for a brake upgrade as weʻve lived on a semi-steep hill for many years.
    Mahalo, Paul

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