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Old 07-21-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Big red brake upgrade

The TRD brake upgrade says it only fits 2WD Tacomas. Anyone know why.
Is there a kit for the 4X4's? My truck stops like it has a 5,000 boat behind it. PRETTY danm poorly(as in dangerous)
Is there a pad upgrade that is effective? I really don't give a crap if it wears out the rotors fast. Just so long as I can stop effectively..
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The Tacoma has the best stopping distances in its class. Are you sure you sure pushing the brake or is this your first truck? It will never stop like a Porsche though since it is a truck.

The FJ kit will work if you want to spend the money. It is made by Stoptech. I run Hawk LTS pads and Brembo blank rotors.
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The Tacoma has the best stopping distances in its class. Are you sure you sure pushing the brake or is this your first truck? It will never stop like a Porsche though since it is a truck.

The FJ kit will work if you want to spend the money. It is made by Stoptech. I run Hawk LTS pads and Brembo blank rotors.

All I know is that a couple of times I went for the brakes and OH-$hit!
Sounds as if you have some concerns as well(hawk/Brembo).
Do you know if I can get the kit from my Stoptech dealer? I already have their 6 pot calipers/kit on my 2012 S4.

But in response.. I do want it to stop at least as well as a Cayenne.
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All I know is that a couple of times I went for the brakes and OH-$hit!
Sounds as if you have some concerns as well(hawk/Brembo).
Do you know if I can get the kit from my Stoptech dealer? I already have their 6 pot calipers/kit on my 2012 S4.

But in response.. I do want it to stop at least as well as a Cayenne.
As stated by whipperderper, these have the best stopping distance in their class by a significant margin...I doubt whipperderper has a concern with his trucks stopping performance, just replaced with high quality parts when the time came as I will...

This truck will never stop as well as a Cayenne unless you do a custom setup using larger rotors, pads, calipers, etc.

BTW: I believe the Tacoma BBK won't fit on our 4x4's because it only works on 5 lug applications.
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As stated by whipperderper, these have the best stopping distance in their class by a significant margin...I doubt whipperderper has a concern with his trucks stopping performance, just replaced with high quality parts when the time came as I will...

This truck will never stop as well as a Cayenne unless you do a custom setup using larger rotors, pads, calipers, etc.

BTW: I believe the Tacoma BBK won't fit on our 4x4's because it only works on 5 lug applications.
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The FJ kit will work on the Tacoma since the FJ is a 6 lug.
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