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Old 08-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #1
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Rear disc-brake conversion

So i'm curious if anyone has ever attempted to put disc brakes on the rear of a 2nd gen... do you think a you could use 4runner rear brakes?
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There is a kit but it sucks balls. Also there is no need for rear disks. Do some searching on it.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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There is a kit but it sucks balls. Also there is no need for rear disks. Do some searching on it.
dont really want to buy an overpriced kit, just thinking i might be able to modify the 4Runner system to work. Also my truck doesn't stop worth a damn. My old 09 F-150 stopped much better.
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dont really want to buy an overpriced kit, just thinking i might be able to modify the 4Runner system to work. Also my truck doesn't stop worth a damn. My old 09 F-150 stopped much better.

Have you checked to see if your rears are adjusted correctly?
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Have you checked to see if your rears are adjusted correctly?
^This.

Don't do the conversion. Spend your time and money elsewhere.
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Talk to mjp2 about the shitty kit out there. Pretty sure he had some issues with it. Check out his build.

edit......speedy mod I see
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dont really want to buy an overpriced kit, just thinking i might be able to modify the 4Runner system to work. Also my truck doesn't stop worth a damn. My old 09 F-150 stopped much better.
Well my truck stops just fine for a truck so yeah. It isn't a 911 Turbo or Veryon SS so it isn't going to stop like one.
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Have you checked to see if your rears are adjusted correctly?
good call. ill check it out. "keep it simple stupid"

still think trying to modify a 4runner system might be fun. just to be different. the drums look like shit when looking through the wheels.
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the drums look like shit when looking through the wheels.
paint them black and all is well
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Well my truck stops just fine for a truck so yeah. It isn't a 911 Turbo or Veryon SS so it isn't going to stop like one.
its a tiny truck it should stop better. and its 2011 there is no reason why they don't put disc brakes on it. everyone else does.
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its a tiny truck it should stop better. and its 2011 there is no reason why they don't put disc brakes on it. everyone else does.
So what if everyone else has them? And again my truck stops great so there must be something wrong with yours. Disk brakes on the rear don't automatically improve braking 10X. The front brakes do the most braking anyway. If you want better brakes look at some Brembo 6 piston calipers and a larger rotor.
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paint them black and all is well
Like your thinking.. ill do that while im checking there adjustment.
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its a tiny truck it should stop better. and its 2011 there is no reason why they don't put disc brakes on it. everyone else does.
that does not mean that they work better, it's just what everyone is doing.
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So what if everyone else has them? And again my truck stops great so there must be something wrong with yours. Disk brakes on the rear don't automatically improve braking 10X. The front brakes do the most braking anyway. If you want better brakes look at some Brembo 6 piston calipers and a larger rotor.
ive been a mechanic for almost 15 years so im pretty sure i know how a brake system works. im not saying i want or expect 10x better braking, im not racing the damn thing im just looking for something a little better.
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that does not mean that they work better, it's just what everyone is doing.
yeah but if the adjustment is off that may improve it enough for now.
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ive been a mechanic for almost 15 years so im pretty sure i know how a brake system works. im not saying i want or expect 10x better braking, im not racing the damn thing im just looking for something a little better.
Some Powerslot rotors and Hawk pads will do nicely.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:37 PM   #17
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ive been a mechanic for almost 15 years so im pretty sure i know how a brake system works. im not saying i want or expect 10x better braking, im not racing the damn thing im just looking for something a little better.
I agree with this guy; with almost no weight in the back of your truck you will see no gains in braking if you even get the prorportioning valve set right which you will have to buy aftermarket. Does not sound like a good idea.
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If you want your brakes to work better, then better tires and stainless steel brake lines will make a world of difference, a tacoma is what it is......a truck. I love how mine performs.
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ive been a mechanic for almost 15 years so im pretty sure i know how a brake system works. im not saying i want or expect 10x better braking, im not racing the damn thing im just looking for something a little better.
If you're a mechanic, you should know that most of your braking comes from the front wheels so wasting that much money on the rears without modifying the front is a waste. Upgrade the front brakes if you want better braking, put discs on the rear if you want looks. FWIW, drums last a hell of a lot longer than discs.
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