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3rd Gen - Rear Drum Brakes???

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Beancooker, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    chaotic_taco

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    The likelyhood that you will have to maintain anything on the rear drums of your 3rd gen Taco is, to say the least, minimal. Scratch a lottery ticket in a thunderstorm and hope to shockingly win type odds.

    My 2nd gen 4runner with rear drums got over 200k out of the original drums and pads. I'd be beyond surprised if my Taco doesn't go at least as far. The only case in which you might wear quicker is if you are carrying a heavy load (not just a topper and a steel bumper) more often than not. Or maybe if you're using ATRAC and spinning the rear constantly.

    The dynamics of stopping a truck dictate that the majority of stopping power (and wear) is in the front brakes.
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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  3. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    “Hey Toyota........how ‘bout you pass on some of them drum brake savin’s to the little guy......when we buy these gosh-darn Tacos”.

    The should be able to reduce the price by at least tree-fiddy.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:48 AM
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    TacomaSport86

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    Does anyone have a newer vehicle with 4 wheel drums? Them drums are da bomb!
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    This is very true. My 20 year old TJ sometimes requires a shoe adjustment to keep the handbrake working. But that's about it. It does not have the automatic adjusters like the Tacoma.

    Do I like drums? Not really. Do I care that it has them? No.
    But it's nice to have a handbrake that's very strong and can be modulated.
     
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  6. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    Drum brakes are not better for riding offroad. If you have ever dove through a creek with drum brakes you would know they are useless after getting submerged. Drums fade a lot quicker too when going up and down inclines. This is from personal experience.
     
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  7. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    So is this our Friday thread???

    :popcorn:
     
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    Oh well then shit.

    There it is guys, pack it in. We’re wheels up in 5. New guy settled it.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    Good thing we've got discs on the front then eh?
     
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    Never had an issue with rear discs with an internal parking shoe.
     
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    The reasons are, in order of importance to Toyota:
    1) Cost (The KISS principle in full force here and engineering costs)
    2) You are not going to notice the difference in performance. In a truck capacity they perform well and are long lasting.
    3) Most importantly, the Market is not requiring Toyota to change the design. They sell way too many trucks.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    MOST most importantly dat sweet ass hand brake.

    Stating again for the record, drums are more current technology than discs.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    This talk about brakes is nonsense - I prefer just hitting things in order to stop.

    That's why steel bumpers are popular on our trucks, right?
     
  14. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:56 AM
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    Those baby brakes are fucking worthless. Anybody all about that life can go back to sedan world.
     
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    I can't wait till Toyota comes around and outfits them tacos with dem sweeeeeet 4 wheel drums brah!
     
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    I better sell the TJ. It's done plenty of creek crossings at Rausch Creek and I'm clearly on borrowed time.
     
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    1970 F-100 style I hope - no booster, and a single line coming out of the master cylinder.
     
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    Seatbelt Mike disagrees and says your understanding of drum brakes is based on old tech, and he says new drum brakes have "come a long way". seriously, that's what Seatbelt Mike said. :popcorn:
     
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    Yawn. You sound like an ex Elantra owner with an electric mower.
     
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    Did you have to put your feet through the floorboards Flintsones style to get it to stop? :D
     
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