Cheap Big Brake upgrade - Page 6 - Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums
Camry 5th & 6th Gen (2002-2006 & 2007-2011)/2nd Gen Solara (2004-2008) Toyota Camry Discussion for years 2002-2006 & 2007-2011, as well as Solara Discussion for years 2004-2008. Topics of discussion range from fuel economy, safety, modifications, performance all involving America's favorite family car, the Toyota Camry.

 9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #76 of 240 Old 08-31-2012, 03:34 PM
Hack
 
ConnCarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Connecticut
Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Excellent writeup! Those Highlander brakes are massive!

Shame I just bought 16" alloys for my '09 LE. I wonder if there's anything in between that will fit under the 16s...maybe Venza or RX brakes?
ConnCarl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #77 of 240 Old 09-04-2012, 01:06 PM
TN Post Wh*re
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Stamford, CT
Posts: 11,238
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Thanks: 275
Thanked 305 Times in 264 Posts
Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 16 reviews

'96 Camry Wagon V6: TRD SC, Front BBK
'95 AE101: 20V ST 5spd, 4 wheel 1 off BBK and 5x114 swap
'93 SC300 1JZ-GTE Auto
ASG14 is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ASG14 For This Useful Post:
Jstike (03-16-2013), Punks_Not_Dead5 (09-04-2012)
post #78 of 240 Old 09-04-2012, 01:28 PM
Goes Against The Grain
 
Punks_Not_Dead5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 18,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Thanks: 671
Thanked 410 Times in 372 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 8 reviews
Sexy.





2002 Camry SE TRD Supercharged 1MZ-FE "Snow White" - Track/Summer Car
2010 Rav4 Limited 4WD - Winter Car
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited - Sold
Toronto/Canadian Meets and Track Days - https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/69-canada/

Punks_Not_Dead5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #79 of 240 Old 09-07-2012, 08:41 PM
Hack
 
ConnCarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Connecticut
Posts: 93
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 9 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
For the guys running 16" wheels who want to do this swap...the Venza is based on the Camry chassis, so I'd be surprised if the Venza brakes weren't a bolt-up for the G6 Camry.

The rotor is almost the same diameter as the Highlander's (12.8" vs 12.9") but the caliper is single-piston, and most likely smaller. It might clear the 16s, but then again, it might not. I've never heard of anything smaller than a 17" on a Venza.

Still, something to think about. Maybe I'll stop by an auto parts place and see if I can put the three calipers side-by-side and take a look.
ConnCarl is offline  
post #80 of 240 Old 09-07-2012, 10:16 PM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: bakersfield,california
Posts: 438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 25
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Hey guys, I read the whole thread right now and this is definitely something I want to do. Can someone tell me what year Highlander would be best to install on my 07 se V6 Camry? Also, would installing huge brakes up front like this mess up.the proper brake distribution like the car was set up for? I just don't want any problems. Would auto part store calipers,rotors and pads work just as good? I was looking at cardone calipers. I don't take my Camry to the track but I do remember almost crashing a few years ago because of brake fade in my first 07 le V6 Camry. Does my 07 SE Camry have better rear or front brakes compared to the LE Camry I had? I thought I read that here.....
lalojamesliz is offline  
post #81 of 240 Old 09-07-2012, 10:23 PM
Goes Against The Grain
 
Punks_Not_Dead5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 18,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Thanks: 671
Thanked 410 Times in 372 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 8 reviews
Use the current Gen Highlander stuff.





2002 Camry SE TRD Supercharged 1MZ-FE "Snow White" - Track/Summer Car
2010 Rav4 Limited 4WD - Winter Car
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited - Sold
Toronto/Canadian Meets and Track Days - https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/69-canada/

Punks_Not_Dead5 is offline  
post #82 of 240 Old 09-07-2012, 11:18 PM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: bakersfield,california
Posts: 438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 25
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
So 2008-2012, cool. Thanks
lalojamesliz is offline  
post #83 of 240 Old 01-15-2013, 03:00 AM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
need to stop

Glad I saw this thread as I'm looking to help my 09 V6 SE stop better. So is it definite that I could use either the 2009 - 2010 Highlander V6 calipers with rotors? Would having the rear stock throw the braking off? I plan to upgrade the rotors and pads on the rear though.
Chettaman is offline  
post #84 of 240 Old 01-15-2013, 09:13 AM
2007 Camry SE V6
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 790
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 21
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chettaman View Post
Glad I saw this thread as I'm looking to help my 09 V6 SE stop better. So is it definite that I could use either the 2009 - 2010 Highlander V6 calipers with rotors? Would having the rear stock throw the braking off? I plan to upgrade the rotors and pads on the rear though.
I upgraded to the front Highlander calipers and pads a few months ago and left the rears stock. Honestly, the improvement is not dramatic, but it is noticeable. The brakes are a bit more responsive and would be worth it you have bigger wheels (to help offset some of the reduced braking performance resulting from the larger wheels). The brakes do not feel unbalanced or anything. The improvement is fairly subtle and no one else that has driven my car noticed anything dramatically different than stock.

Update 3/10/2013: After a discussion with a fellow forum member, he made me aware that I screwed up and ordered/installed the 2007 Highlander (previous gen) front parts instead of the 2008. The difference calipers, rotors, etc. sizes are substantial so please ignore my review above since people much smarter than myself would have ordered the 2008 parts and probably seen a much bigger performance improvement...

While I have no experience with this myself, I've heard that getting steel-braided brake lines and stuff can sometimes provide a significant improvement in braking performance. Can anyone corroborate this information? Does anything know if anyone makes the Gen 6 Camry upgraded brake lines?

2007 Camry V6 SE, Blue Ribbon Metallic, UR Strut/Sway Bar, Magnaflow mufflers, H&R Springs, TSW Nurburgring 18x8, Reus Sound System, More
SOLD!!

Last edited by thrawnis; 03-10-2013 at 03:49 PM.
thrawnis is offline  
post #85 of 240 Old 01-15-2013, 09:23 AM
Official TN Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrawnis View Post
I upgraded to the front Highlander calipers and pads a few months ago and left the rears stock. Honestly, the improvement is not dramatic, but it is noticeable. The brakes are a bit more responsive and would be worth it you have bigger wheels (to help offset some of the reduced braking performance resulting from the larger wheels). The brakes do not feel unbalanced or anything. The improvement is fairly subtle and no one else that has driven my car noticed anything dramatically different than stock.

While I have no experience with this myself, I've heard that getting steel-braided brake lines and stuff can sometimes provide a significant improvement in braking performance also. Can anyone corroborate this information? Does anything know if anyone makes the Gen 6 Camry upgraded brake lines?
I think this should answer your question:
http://www.technafitstore.com/TOYOTA...p/toy-1028.htm

I was looking into SST lines about 2 years ago and heard about Techna-Fit on the forum. Don't know if there are other manufacturers that make lines for our cars.

Just checked and saw that Stop Tech makes some too. The question here is..... does the Camry stainless lines bolt up to the highlander calipers with no problem???

Last edited by Chettaman; 01-15-2013 at 09:31 AM. Reason: more info
Chettaman is offline  
post #86 of 240 Old 01-15-2013, 10:34 AM
Goes Against The Grain
 
Punks_Not_Dead5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 18,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Thanks: 671
Thanked 410 Times in 372 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 8 reviews
I ran the OEM rubber lines for 8 months after my Supra BBK was put on... I switch to StopTech SS lines and Motul racing fluid...and there was a big improvement..especially on the track.





2002 Camry SE TRD Supercharged 1MZ-FE "Snow White" - Track/Summer Car
2010 Rav4 Limited 4WD - Winter Car
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited - Sold
Toronto/Canadian Meets and Track Days - https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/69-canada/

Punks_Not_Dead5 is offline  
post #87 of 240 Old 01-15-2013, 05:49 PM
Modder
 
apsbainc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 17
Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts
iTrader Score: 1 reviews
@Punks, I perused this thread and idk if you mentioned it or not, but where did you get the custom brackets for your brake setup? Were they a one off thing from a local shop or can you actually buy them someplace? And how much coin would I likely have to shell out for such an item.
apsbainc is offline  
post #88 of 240 Old 01-15-2013, 09:36 PM
Goes Against The Grain
 
Punks_Not_Dead5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 18,082
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Thanks: 671
Thanked 410 Times in 372 Posts
Lifetime Supreme Member
iTrader Score: 8 reviews
They're not being made anymore. I bought them off a user here that was parting out his Gen 3. The Highlander brakes are direct bolt on though, and the calipers fit fine without the brackets.





2002 Camry SE TRD Supercharged 1MZ-FE "Snow White" - Track/Summer Car
2010 Rav4 Limited 4WD - Winter Car
1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited - Sold
Toronto/Canadian Meets and Track Days - https://www.toyotanation.com/forum/69-canada/

Punks_Not_Dead5 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Punks_Not_Dead5 For This Useful Post:
ASG14 (01-15-2013)
post #89 of 240 Old 01-16-2013, 01:16 AM
Modder
 
apsbainc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 17
Thanked 27 Times in 24 Posts
iTrader Score: 1 reviews
'

So the highlander calipers work on gen 5s as well?
apsbainc is offline  
post #90 of 240 Old 01-16-2013, 09:55 AM
New TN User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alabama
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 15
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Will the Highlander brakes fit a Gen 5 with stock 15" wheels? The rotors look pretty tight.
sedantic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Toyota Nation Forum : Toyota Car and Truck Forums > Toyota Passenger and Sports Car Forums > Camry and Solara Forum > Camry 5th & 6th Gen (2002-2006 & 2007-2011)/2nd Gen Solara (2004-2008)

Bookmarks

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome