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I have a 04 Titan with a 8" lift, 345/60/20 tires and stock brakes.
What do you guys recommend for a good big brake upgrade. The truck will be used for weekend driving. Minimal off road.
I just inherited this truck and I don't know much about this truck. I'm just now learning more and more about it.
 

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Check out www.stillen.com They've got some really nice brake rotors. If you want the "big one's" be prepared $$$. Personally, when i upgrade mine. I think i'm going to go with their Pillar Vane (Slotted Only) Sport Rotors. But, if you've got the $$$ their Big Brake Kit is killer!
 

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I checked out what Stillen has. They look nice. They are the 14" slotted rotors.
I'm O.K. with the price. I know it's not going to be cheap.
I also want to know if I only need to upgrade the front ones only? If I leave the stock rear brakes, will I be O.K? Stillen did not show rear brake kits.
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When my "brake judder" came back for the third time, I decided to fix it once and for all. I went with the Stillen Pillar Vane (slotted only) rotors up front and the Stillen metal matrix pads. I've had them on for about a month and I am very happy with them so far.
I didn't end up doing anything with the rear brakes, since they really don't do much anyway. I might swap out the pads at some point, but I'm going to wait until they need it.
 

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That's good to hear. I've heard to buy the (slotted only) ones, over the (slotted & drilled). So what setup did you have that gave you the trouble? Wow, those StopTechs are BAD!!!
 

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I have slotted and drilled ones on all 4. I got them from Rotor pros on ebay and have been absolutely impressed with the change they have made. I've had them on for about 26k now and towed with them(my 8k camper)and absolutely not one single issue. They are stock sized, accept stock pads, and are drilled with smaller holes than the average supplier to negate weakness or stress cracks. Excellent product IMO.
 

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That's good to hear. I've heard to buy the (slotted only) ones, over the (slotted & drilled). So what setup did you have that gave you the trouble? Wow, those StopTechs are BAD!!!
There are many different opinions on slotted vs. drilled, but I decided to go slotted only because of the 'possibility' of the drilled holes cracking. Not sure how much truth there is to that, but I had slotted on my old car and had excellent luck with them.
As far as the setup that gave me trouble, I had the OEM rotors replaced three times (including the supposed 'final fix'). I could have taken it in to have the OEM replaced under warranty again, but I just decided to upgrade instead. What better way to convince yourself to do a mod :)
Stainless Steel lines will probably be the next mod, but that'll have to wait until spring. I didn't do it this time around because I didn't want to mess with bleeding the brakes.
 
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