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Unread 08-01-2016, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default GX470 - Brake upgrade options?

I've replaced the pads/rotors on my 2005 GX470 with high quality aftermarket (HAWK) parts and so far, it stops great, no warping, no vibrations, no brake dust. I have zero complaints.

However, i keep reading over and over that the brakes on the GX 1) warp a lot under load (towing) and 2) the calipers like to 'stick'.

I can only guess but based on all the maintenance records i got with our GX, it looks like we still have the original calipers on all 4 corners. The truck has 114k miles and it has been maintained exceptionally well.
The original calipers make me somewhat nervous and i wonder if i should look for any early warning signs of stuck caliper(s)?

If i do decide to upgrade the calipers/brakes on my GX470, what are the options out there?

Somewhere i read about a "Tundra brake upgrade". What is this all about?
Any other upgrade alternatives that have been successfully done without modifying the truck too much?


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Unread 09-19-2016, 06:42 PM   #2
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This is my first post here, but the GX470 brakes = Tacoma/4Runner brakes so you can follow this link to see a write up of the Tundra swap. The calipers look exactly the same to me, but the author says that the are different.

It's probably a lot easy to find Tundra stuff.
-- 2006 GX470 (AKA Goldilocks)
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Unread 09-16-2019, 04:09 PM   #3
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Just did the GX460 Caliper conversion and could not be happier.
Ordered these with Akabono pads and Powerstop SS lines.
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