View Full Version : Brake controller recommendations

10-13-2013, 03:35 PM
I am looking for a brake controller to install on my 2013 Tundra. I have the tundra double cab with the TRD rock warrior package, 5.7 liter V8. I want to get it ready to tow my cruiser to Redline in the Springs and then hopefully Moab this spring. I have had one recommendation for a brake controller and it is the Prodigy P2 http://www.tekonsha.com/content/products.aspx?lvl=2&parentid=1400&catID=1435&part=0, average price is around $140 or so. Anyone with the new Tundra have anything that they like to use? I don't have a trailer yet but I do have access to a car dolly with electric brakes and a full size uncovered trailer with a tandem axle/electric brakes. Thanks for the help

10-13-2013, 03:48 PM
X2 on Prodigy. Had it on my 07 Tundra DC 5.7 and it worked great.

10-13-2013, 05:10 PM


10-13-2013, 05:32 PM
If you don't mind spending a bit more $, get this:


It goes for about $300 however it modulates the braking rather than just going to a set value, based on your deceleration rate. No wiring, just install the module on your trailer and plug the controller into your cig lighter.
I had other versions but this is by far the most responsive to mountain driving. I am pulling an Airstream with a 2013 Tacoma. It really saves your trailer brakes because when you are just slowing a bit it barely uses the trailer brakes. If you have to make an emergency stop, it brakes accordingly.

I have had the other type and this is best, plus you can tow with another vehicle by just taking the controller with you, no wiring.

Good luck, Terry

10-13-2013, 07:54 PM
Why Toyota does not offer an OEM (see Ford) brake controller on a truck they tow space shuttles with I'll never know. Rant off.

I have the Prodigy 2 in my 80 and I'm happy with it.

10-13-2013, 10:51 PM
x2 On Prodigy. Had It On My 07 Tundra Dc 5.7 And It Worked Great.

X4, simple/ very user friendly

10-14-2013, 11:19 AM
no complaints on the prodigy 2 on my 2000 tundra.

10-14-2013, 04:37 PM
Thanks for the help, I ordered the P2 today $130 free shipping plus the toyota specific harness. I'll keep you guys posted on install and use.

10-15-2013, 07:39 PM
Thanks for the help, I ordered the P2 today $130 free shipping plus the toyota specific harness. I'll keep you guys posted on install and use.

If you can cancel the order I will sell you the one from Brady's truck for $110 with the cable if it works on the 2013. LMK I have it in my office ready to go on GL this weekend or you can get it this weekend.

10-16-2013, 06:44 PM
Dang it man, it's coming in the mail already. Thanks man for the offer, I appreciate it.

10-20-2013, 08:28 PM
No worries I should have posted it up earlier anyway. You picked a great unit.

10-20-2013, 09:47 PM
Cheers thanks, I'll post pics of my install. Gonna go the route of an install on Tundrasolutions.com.