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ABS brakes????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ETaco23, May 10, 2010.

  1. May 10, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    ETaco23

    ETaco23 [OP] Marshall offroad Fabrication

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    Do our trucks have ABS brakes? I was just told by my dad, That if you have ABS brake's you have to power bleed your brakes. I put new SS Brake lines on the front and just hand bled them. Everything is fine. But I was just wondering if I even have ABS? thanks!

    And please prove him wrong! :D
     
  2. May 10, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    I know some 1st gens do but not sure which models. But look in your engine and follow your brake lines. If you do you will see the ABS motor. :D
     
  3. May 10, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    I looked it up, but it just says some models came with it, and some you had to order it if you wanted it. But was it just the rear that had it?
     
  4. May 10, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    Yours is a TRD so im pritty sure it came with it. I think the base models it was an option and no you dont have to power bleed the brakes.
     
  5. May 10, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    Did the SS brake lines make the pedal feel any harder?
     
  6. May 10, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    A little. Hard to tell since I did the Power Slot Rotors and Hawk pads at the same time. But I do notice a better stopping ability. :)
     
  7. May 10, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    Nice im thinkin about puttind them on mine with the EBC pads and rotors.
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Nice! that would be a good set-up too.:thumbsup:
     
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    If you have ABS on your truck there will be an ABS controller mounted under the hood on the passenger side, on top of the wheel well, in that area between the Cruise Control unit and the windsheild wiper motor. You'll recognize it as it has about 8 metal brake lines going in and out of it. I'd be willing to be that you don't have ABS on your truck. Most 1st gen TRDs delivered to the PNW didn't have it.

    Not all TRDs have ABS, mine does not. The region the truck was originally delivered to had something to do with whether truck came with or not. Many of the 02s I've seen in the Pacific NW did not come with.

    SS brake line did improve my braking response/feel. Plus, less chance of snagging a line on an errant tree branch out on the trail. Definitely worth the expense.
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    Im ganna go check.. be back!
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Nope, I dont have ABS!!! Cool, now I feel better about doing my rear brake line..:)
    I havent done the rear one yet. Kinda been putting it off.
     
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