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3rd Gen - Rear Drum Brakes???

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Beancooker, Jul 12, 2019 at 7:11 AM.

  1. Jul 12, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    Stocklocker

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    You haven’t needed a real parking brake off road I guess.

    Here is my challenge to you:

    1-Find the steepest slope you can think of. Something beyond what they engineer for city streets (IE somewhere in the bush)

    2-drive halfway down or up this scary slope and stop.

    3- put the Tacoma in neutral, with the engine running, and apply the parking brake.

    4- walk away from the Tacoma, and try to imagine it had one of the various lightweight gizmos they use to simulate a parking brake with a rear disc system.

    5- find a photo of Mike Sweers and kiss his hand.
     
  2. Jul 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM
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    I’ve logged over half a million miles between my 3 Tacomas, and have never even had to touch the rear drums. 295k on my 1st gen, 200k on my 2nd gen, and 28k on my 3rd gen. The first 2 were beaten to hell, hauled and towed on a regular basis, and experienced mostly city driving.
     
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    Won’t it start to smoke though? :D
     
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    Quoted so people can see more of this post.
     
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    Usually a front caliper (discs!) seizes up and then I don't have to do anything at all besides let off the gas.
     
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    Saw this on an old Ford truck at a show.

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    Touché, brother, touche
     
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    You got me kid
     
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    Sorry. That’s a whole ‘nother thread. Please, Carry on... :D
     
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    Disagree. I've had my WRX on loose, steep slopes where it was a struggle to stop and stay stopped even with all four wheels (the service brake). Once I got stopped, the parking brake held the car just fine. Did all sorts of offroading on trails I had no business being on in the 13 years I owned that car. Also used the handbrake frequently on dirt and gravel roads to get the rear end out on turns. Never had to replace or adjust the internal shoes.

    Anyways, how do all the other pickup manufacturers manage to make an effective disc-with-drum for the rear? Or is the Tacoma the only truck that sees "real offroad use"?
     
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    OIL TALK!! GOOD GOD MAN NOW YOU'VE DONE IT!!

     
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    My ford has an effective electric parking brake, but it is either on or off, it doesn’t allow you to modulate the force applied.
     
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    Ain't that the truth! Them yota drums are so damn good they ought to slap them sick puppies on the front too! Them drums are newer technology!
     
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    Let’s do this!

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    Cheaper.

    However, you won't need shoes till close to 100k, and the drums won't need turning then in most cases.

    Just pull the drums off when you rotate tires, hose everything down, visually inspect, dab a little lube at the proper points, and make sure the adjuster is free.

    If you're too lazy to do it at tire rotations, do it at least once a year when you do similar maintenance to the front calipers. And if you live in snow country, the end of winter is a good time.

    Caveat. If you off road a lot in harsh conditions, more frequent attention is needed on both F & R to stay up to snuff.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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