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Hey guys:

Just wanted to say hello and that I am new to this board. I recently purchased a 2005 Titan LE and noticed that this truck takes an extremely long time to come to a complete stop.

I know that the Titan is a heavy truck but I was wondering if anyone thought that I would benefit from a brake pad and rotor upgrade. If so, what brand do you recommend? Thanks,

KF
 

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Welcome to the board! And congrats on your truck! Can't beat it for the price and the features you get!

Are your brakes worn? I just replaced my OEM pads with ceramics on the front and it stops a lot better.

If you're set on replacing the rotors and pads, Stillen makes a big brake kit that's around $1200 for the fronts. Other brands are EBC, Powerslot, etc... There are dozens of threads on here about these. All will do fine, and cost less, but it all depends on what you want and what you want to pay.

Good luck and keep us informed!
 

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Blackbeauty said:
Welcome to the board! And congrats on your truck! Can't beat it for the price and the features you get!

Are your brakes worn? I just replaced my OEM pads with ceramics on the front and it stops a lot better.

If you're set on replacing the rotors and pads, Stillen makes a big brake kit that's around $1200 for the fronts. Other brands are EBC, Powerslot, etc... There are dozens of threads on here about these. All will do fine, and cost less, but it all depends on what you want and what you want to pay.

Good luck and keep us informed!
My brakes are actually in pretty good shape (~20K miles on them). There are times that I feel like my stock brakes are inadequate for my truck. Therefore, I was thinking of replacing them.

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Stillen sport rotors aren't too expensive as an alternative to the big brake kit. Go with the slotted, not the cross drilled. With upgraded pads, that ought to do the trick.
 

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i have regular stock

i guess something hi end wouls be much better (i have no problem)

but i may look into it ans dicscuss it with the board

by the way
i am starting a new site
it is a forum like this one but i am an off-roader (if money will alow)

come take a look linky
 

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Rick Guess said:
i have regular stock

i guess something hi end wouls be much better (i have no problem)

but i may look into it ans dicscuss it with the board

by the way
i am starting a new site
it is a forum like this one but i am an off-roader (if money will alow)

come take a look linky
Good luck with that.... but seriously, no offense, it needs a bit of work on the colors... when you pick "FORUMS" and you have the black and green text on the bright blue background, it's REALLY hard on the eyes.... You may want to tone the blue down a bit.... Just my .02 :thumbsup:

I also have the stockers, but now with ceramic pads. Stops better than new with NO fade. Heat is dissipated better with the ceramics than the semi-mets. I would have to drive someone's truck with aftermarket rotors to warrant that kind of $$$$$$$. For the size and weight of this truck, I think it actually stops fairly well.
 

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SS brake lines are probabally one of the best upgrades for brakes, those and a good set of ceramic pads and you should stop on a quarter. If you want to spend lots and lots of money buy the big brake kit.
 

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Drilled rotors are more likely to crack than slotted, that is probably why he said to get slotted.

Stainless lines will NOT help your vehicle stop better. What they will do is improve the feel of the brakes and prevent the need for you to increase pedal pressure when doing a long stop. This will make you think you are stopping faster, but appling a little more pressure with stock lines would have done the same. But perception is everything.

I would probably look into getting 08 brakes if they can be installed on pre-08s without much change. Otherwise I would get slotted rotors from a reputable manufacturer, stainless front lines and some good pads.

Brembo and EBC are examples of good rotor manufacturers; PowerSlot is an example of a mid-grade manufacturer. There are a lot of brands, just research to make sure you are not getting crap. Also make sure you are not buying Brembo or EBC stock replacement rotors that have been slotted or drilled. These are often sold as if the manufacturer of the rotor machined them and often is very poorly done and can be dangerous. Ebay rotors are known for this.

Stainless lines are all pretty much the same; I would just buy the cheapest brand name lines.

Pads, there are so many different high quality pads out there it is crazy. I do not know what most people with Titans or other trucks prefer as every application is different. I know that my motorcycles and race car like completely different pads so I will let someone else chime in on that. For my car I use Axxis Metal Masters, for my dirt bike I use EBC red stuff or MX-S and for my street bike I used EBC green stuff.
 

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...Also make sure you are not buying Brembo or EBC stock replacement rotors that have been slotted or drilled. These are often sold as if the manufacturer of the rotor machined them and often is very poorly done and can be dangerous. Ebay rotors are known for this...
I just read this again and I am not sure if I was clear.

I have seen places sell rotors that were advertised to be slotted or drilled EBC or more commonly Brembo rotors. Well that statement can mean two things, it can mean that the rotors were manufactured to be performance drilled or slotted rotors and distributed that way by the manufacturer or it can mean that the shop/seller bought the OEM replacement (standard replacement) rotors for the Brembo or EBC name then drilled or slotted them. This is extremely dangerous.

Many people see the prices of slotted Brembo rotors for half what they normally are and think they are getting a good deal only to find them cracking after a couple thousand or even hundred miles.

I was at a track day and a guy with a Miata missed a 50mph corner going around 90mph straight into the grass. Luckily there was a huge area for him to slow down before hitting a fence. We went over to talk to him later that day to find one of his front brakes kicked a new pad out, looking at his rotor you could see why, his new rotors had cracked and separated so bad that there was a lip in the surface about a 1mm high. The other rotor wasn’t much better. He bought those rotors for cheap on ebay.
 

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tsufan said:
Hey guys:

Just wanted to say hello and that I am new to this board. I recently purchased a 2005 Titan LE and noticed that this truck takes an extremely long time to come to a complete stop.

I know that the Titan is a heavy truck but I was wondering if anyone thought that I would benefit from a brake pad and rotor upgrade. If so, what brand do you recommend? Thanks,

KF
Welcome...
The Titan is the lightest truck compared to the Tundra, F-150, Silverado, and ect.
Guys and gals who own 04-07, Nissan should upgrade the front breaks for free with bigger rotors because we are loyal Titan owners...
Hahahahhah
 
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