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Old 01-02-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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No brake system forum section, converting drum-to-brake question

What can I do to convert the 97-99 Tacoma rear drums to discs? Why? I HATE working on drum brakes. Besides, I can buy something used, rebuild it and sell my old drums used to make it a cheap upgrade!

My brothers Jeep XJ can simply take the discs from a newer model and install it on the Dana44. Anything like that for the aforementioned model?
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I don't know of any conversions for 1st gen. Really though a disc conversion is a pain in the ass for not much of an improvement.
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^ What he said.

You'll get better performance by swapping the fronts to tundra brakes than swapping the rears to disc.
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Conversion kits are out there and they arent too expensive. I've found some but I can't remember where.
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^ What he said.

You'll get better performance by swapping the fronts to tundra brakes than swapping the rears to disc.
Details. I totally know about front brakes having all the stopping power. I don't really intend on putting a lift-kit or bigger tires on it though. So I don't see much of a reason to do this, as of now.
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Details. I totally know about front brakes having all the stopping power. I don't really intend on putting a lift-kit or bigger tires on it though. So I don't see much of a reason to do this, as of now.
Google is your friend.

http://www.yotatech.com/f2/tundra-br...-s13we-100145/

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...6k-beware.html

http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76847

http://www.lceperformance.com/Big-Br...-p/1055203.htm
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IIRC Trail Gear and wheelers offroad both carries rear disk kit.
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So the OE calipers are 4 piston?
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So the OE calipers are 4 piston?
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What can I do to convert the 97-99 Tacoma rear drums to discs? Why? I HATE working on drum brakes. Besides, I can buy something used, rebuild it and sell my old drums used to make it a cheap upgrade!

My brothers Jeep XJ can simply take the discs from a newer model and install it on the Dana44. Anything like that for the aforementioned model?
It wasnt hard to install the main thing was you had to used GM calipers so your e brake would work.

For us old timers downey off road( i miss them) did this first if i remember right.

https://www.4wdfactory.com/store/pro...Disc-Brake-Kit

you have no ebrake with this kit above.
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