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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 11:47 AM
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    BillsSR5

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  2. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    Maybe they kept the drum brakes because they have near-zero drag when compared to disc brakes? Which theoretically increases MPG. I doubt the increased drag reduces fuel efficiency by any measurable degree, but I'd be interesting to know.
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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  4. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    They don't. Drums actually apply a greater amount of torque given a particular diameter and can stop better than discs in many applications.

    Where discs excel is in dissipating heat better and in a scenario where the brakes are generating a great amount of heat, they are less prone to fade. Rear brakes rarely have this issue as they don't have enough of a load on them. If rear drums are causing you issues, you're well beyond the point in which your front discs are fading as well. This is 100% why front discs are mandated - not because they "stop better"
     
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  5. Jul 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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  7. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    Drums are lame. I’m getting a Jake brake installed tomorrow
     
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  8. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Drums are the best, im about to do a drum swap for the front. fuck discs nothing but nonsense
     
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  9. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    I'm guessing you never drove a GMC Jimmy or Chevy Blazer then... constant issues with the rear brake design and both of them I owned had to have the internal parking brakes REMOVED. Of course... they're GM products. I guess I ended my own argument. Glad to have a Tacoma now!
     
  10. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    Test after test have proven disc stop better, where are you getting that they don't. Once brakes get hot the braking they do start to fade and the hotter they get the worse they get just another advantage of disc brakes.
     
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    It’s happening!


    We’ve got drums. And they work great. Deal with it.

    Next thing you know someone is going to throw a tantrum about how their parents can even vouch for the quality of discs over drum.

    If someone really thinks rotors are going to enhance their life, sell your Tacoma and beat it the fuck outta here.
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Quoted for the truth...and so you can read it one more time.
     
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    I have one of these
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    Based on my figures the same make and model with drums gives me .610 g’s @ 20mph, with discs, .592. Both passing...yet...
     
  16. Jul 12, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    Not according to my tests. My actual tests.


    ITT- people who read things on the internet.


    It isn’t simply “discs=better”
     
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    Tested one stop to one stop, there is no functional difference. Fade is the point where the difference shows and brake fade in the rear is not something a typically passenger car or small pickup will ever experience. Brake fade in the front is incredibly common which is why the requirement for front disc came into play.
     
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    Toyota doesn’t like to fix what’s not broken. The brakes on the 3rd gen are sensitive asf when compared to my 07. I seriously almost gave the car salesman whiplash when I test drove one. I just recently installed new front pads on the 07, so drum brakes or not there is a major difference in stopping power.
     
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    Biff was a big drum brake guy.

    [​IMG]
     
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