High Performance Vented Rotor Set

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SKU: MCBR-1223

This is our popular High Performance Brake Rotor Set! They have the same dimensions as our standard rotors, but feature cross-drilling and slotting of the rotor surface.

We use them on our 1982-85 Toyota Pickup/4Runner solid front axles in conjunction with our 1986-95 IFS calipers. Please click here

We run these on our personal trucks and highly recommend them!

Benefits over our Standard Rotors:

  • Consistent Feel: The slots dissipate gases between the rotor and the pad resulting in a consistent and predictable pedal throughout the life of the pads.
  • Combats Fade: The drilled holes increase disc ventilation resulting in more heat dissipation and a lower operating temperature.
  • Combats Warping: Because they dissipate heat so quickly, they have a higher tolerance to sudden rises in temperature which greatly reduces the chance of becoming warped.
  • Higher Performance: The drilling and slotting process removes 16% mass resulting in a lower moment of inertia for improved acceleration and reduced braking distances. They also lower the amount of unsprung weight for an improved ride.
  • Ideal for Off-Road: Continuously refreshes and cleans each brake pad to keep mud and dirt out of the way.

Sold as matching pairs only!

Installation Notes

In August of 1980, Toyota updated the brake and axle hub design on the FJ40 Land Cruiser, FJ60 Land Cruiser, and the Hilux Pickup. The former design, adopted from the 1976 disc brake FJ40 Land Cruiser, utilized a 6-hole rotor where the rotor was attached to the axle hub using 6 rotor bolts, and the wheel was attached to the axle hub using 6 wheel studs (12 bolts in total). When the FJ60 Land Cruiser was introduced in August of 1980, Toyota changed this design to an 8-hole rotor where two of these holes aligned the rotor to the axle hub, and the 6 wheel studs passed through both the rotor and the axle hub (8 bolts in total). This newer design connects the wheel to the rotor providing increased brake safety.

Because these first generation Hilux pickups are now over 30 years old, its possible that somewhere along the way the original parts were swapped out. The easiest way to determine which axle hub you have is by examining its outer diameter. Please consider the image below. Early 1979-80 axle hubs have a completely round shape (shown on the left) whereas the 1981-85 axle hubs have notches. Moreover the late model axle hubs only have 6 holes, one for each wheel stud.

Comparison of Toyota Rotor and Axle Hub Designs

Therefore, in order to run our vented FJ60 rotors with larger IFS style calipers, you must have the 8/1980 - 1985 style axle hubs. These hubs may be found at wrecking yards and are compatible with early style 1979-7/80 spindles.

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