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anyone else hate the "brake assist" on our trucks??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDfarmerTN, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    TRDfarmerTN

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    20% tint, painted handles,painted grill, wet okole seatcovers,sockmonkey decals
    it does it on so many occasions that it dont need to gear down, it kills me sometimes!!! id rather just coast down the hill instead of it gearing down and holding like 3k rpms lol
     
  2. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    J Gibson

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    It is weird, and I have to believe losing momentum hurts MPG. I have thought about kicking it back and forth in and out of neutral, but concerned it might eventually cause damage to transmission.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    Tacodog

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    I just hate the brakes on our trucks.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    The Traveler

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    x2....drums in the rear of my 2010 truck. What a joke.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    Big Dustin

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    I am glad I am not the only one. There is times on a decline I need to slow down 1 mph just to maintain following distance, and the truck downshifts and my face hits the windshield
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    medic2230

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    Yeah it can be a pain sometimes but if you will barely touch the gas it won't do it. :D
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    I love it
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    Exaggerate much ?
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    ^^^just a bit :) personally I like it...
     
  10. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Shortest stopping distance in class.....so the drums seem to be working.


    I personally like the brake assist.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    I'm not handicapped... i dont need ANY assistance. =P

    I dont like how i cant coast very far even on flat roads. My brothers 4 banger coasts for awhile if i let off the gas...
     
  12. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    It's called engine braking
     
  13. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I ride dirt bikes.. I know what engine braking is.
    It shouldn't shift down a gear that early when i'm coasting.

    My 8 cylinder bmw coasts longer than my tacoma.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    I love it for hills
     
  15. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    Touche, but I encounter steep hills only during the winter when snowboarding. all other times i'm flat... just like asian girls =) (i'm asian so i get a pass to say that lol)
     
  16. Jun 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    Engine braking saves your brakes. I like this feature when I'm towing.
     
  17. Jun 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    xyourlocaldjx

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    +1000

    i thought about changing to discs in the rear, but realized that would be an idiot move.

    The truck stops fine, i just hate the two stage type braking
     
  18. Jun 19, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    jandrews

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    I don't get the hate for drums in the rear. The rear does very little braking, so the drums last for fucking ever. It makes the truck lower maintenance and still puts out the best stopping distance in the segment.

    It's almost like the engineers knew what they were doing...
     
  19. Jun 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    I thought the brake assist was an option that had to be switched on, not "always on"? Or is this something different than the "DAC" feature?

    Just curious -- my current Tacoma is a manual transmission.
     
  20. Jun 19, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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