Great Write great Info. I have been in touch with ROTORA, I concur Bell and whistle upgrades are al personal choice... ThanksDon’t let the posters here dissuade you, HCasado. So many people have opinions on things they never personally venture to try themselves. Better brakes make a worthwhile performance difference. Big brakes take that difference up to another level.
I’ve upgraded tires, wider as well as different seasonal/performance ratings, added higher quality brake pads, even upgraded rotors from stock. Tires and pads would be the first place to start but none of this compares to getting a big brake kit, which I have also done on my 2013 Sienna. Rotora 8-piston 405mm fronts and 4-piston 380mm rears is what I have. The stopping power with them on this van is now tremendously improved over all of the above upgrades. Not to mention I don’t have to worry about premature rotor replacement anymore as the stock rotors are underpowered for the heft of the van. And forget anything using the OEM tires, those are the first things to get replaced anyway.
Yes, the van doesn’t “need” a big brake kit, but does anyone really “need” all of the bells and whistles that come on upgraded trims and make the Sienna into a $45-$50k van? Not really. It’s all personal preference. Basic upgrades like tires and pads will incrementally improve braking performance and be way less expensive. You may not ever use the full potential of the big brakes on the street, and you’re going to spend a lot of money for a big brake kit but it’s so worth it if that’s the performance you’re looking for. Some driver’s preference for their money are brakes and other performance upgrades that those who’ve never had them would never understand.