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Need some brakes.

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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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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.
gweasel77 said:
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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