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upgrading brakes to 08+ vs frozen rotors

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Hey guys,

Ive spent some time searching and reading up. I have a 2006 titan with the crap brakes lol. And its time for new rotors. Ive been reading up on alot of threads but couldnt seem to find what i was looking for.

Ive read up on the upgrade to 08 brakes and it seems like its alot of parts that i will have to purchase from dealer. For the people who have did the upgrade....approx how much did you spend on parts? Ill be getting them done from a brake shop so i have to also add in labor. which is why im trying to see if what is more cost effective.

my other option is just buying frozen rotors and replacing them. Do i need to buy a different set of calipers? which ones would i buy which are an upgrade to my stock. i drive my truck alot so im looking for something which will last awhile and isn't gonna cost an arm and a leg to maintain/replace.


Thanks in advance.
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If you go with frozen rotors they suggest the Hawk LTS pads to go with their rotors on a Titan. You do not have to change anything to do with the caliper, unless you want to throw caliper rebuild kits on their while you have it all apart.
 
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I also have the Frozen Rotor's "slotted" cryo rotor's w/ Hawk LTS pad's. I've never driven an '08+ Titan so i don't know what the difference would be, but i do recommend FR "cryo" rotor's, i think they do make a difference in wear! :)
 

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are the frozen rotors bigger then my 06 OEM ones?
 

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are the frozen rotors bigger then my 06 OEM ones?
They are the same size rotor's, just way better quality. :)
 

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I think my pads need replacing soon. Im not sure if my rotors need changing. thinking about doing the 08' upgrade but I would like a detailed parts list of whats needed before I go forward with it.
 

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http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tit.../72018-brake-upgrade-using-08-parts-pics.html

You have to read several pages deep to get to the part where they figure out they need spacer rings to center the bigger 2008 rotors on the smaller 2004-2007 hubs.
I just picked up the spacer rings, someone posted a link to an online store here. I figure if i ever do decide to do this upgrade, i'll need em and I think they said that they weren't going to produce anymore. So i'm not sure where you can buy them now
 

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i just bought regular rotors nothing fancy bought the brake calipers from auto zone comes with pads and mounting bracket and hardware i'm in for around 500.00 i have spent that much on rotors hope this work's i guess i will find out
 

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Cool! Let u know how they feel once you get them installed & burnished in.

I'm still LOVING my Frozen Rotors & Hawk LTS Pads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
 

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I have a 2006 4x4.So let me get this right.If I go to a larger rotor,350 instead of stock I have to change calipers or not? I see that Frozen Rotors kit has calipers,rotors,pads,and extended brake lines.And what’s the talk about spacers for my hubs?
Is there no way to avoid spending $1K to get better brakes?
 

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Just me, but I put the Power Stop kit (#2442) that includes brakes pads and rotors (drilled/slotted) on my '04 and they made a difference. Two things you got to remember is clean the rotor with brake cleaner before installing and seat the pads. (40 mph and slam on the brakes 3 times in a row to get them hot). Prior to that it felt like i was getting pushed by my trailers when trying to stop.
 

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Your very best budget option is to search for the brake upgrade thread here which discusses using the early Armada disks and bigger (08.5-up) calipers on your existing hubs. Turns out to be effectively a rotors, calipers, and pads job, with a few supporting pieces easily sourced from a boneyard or online parts house. Benefit is, it uses all factory parts, so availability is easy at any parts store, as long as you know which year Armada rotors you need when the time comes to replace them.

I was feeling charitable, so here is the thread: 08+ Brake Upgrade Parts Explained - No Spacers Needed
 
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