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Best brakes for a '02 4X4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by semirgdj, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    semirgdj

    semirgdj [OP] Active Member

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    Hi I am NEW on the forums.
    I have a 2002 Tacoma V6 4X4 limited Automatic.
    It seems that I am ALWAYS doing my brakes once every 1 1/2 years or so.
    I live in LA and do alot of city driving but nothing too bad or extreme. I put about 10k on my truck every year including city and road trips.
    My question is... What is the most durable bake set up?
    I want to replace my brakes all around (pad, rotors, shoes and drums)
    Can you please give me some suggestions as to what parts to replace my brakes with. Also where are you ordering/ buying brake parts from. Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2009 at 6:45 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    welcome to tw!!

    go here...........http://raceshopper.com/ best prices and customer service i have seen.

    i have the s/p slotted rotors,with hawk lts pads, and i love them. as for drums......probably any ordinary drum like duralast from autozone will work, and some regular shoes for the back....the rear are only about 15 to 20% of your stopping power.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    Brembo blanks w/ stock Toyota pads.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    semirgdj

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    THANKS GUYS.... I ended up replacing my brakes with a NEW 2009 Tacoma TRD 4x4
     
  5. Jul 15, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    TengoTaco

    TengoTaco Wish i was wheelin

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    Lol, congrats.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    now THATS a helluva upgrade!!!:D
     
  7. Jul 15, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    badguybuster

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    best upgrade available
     
  8. Jul 19, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    snoope

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    I thought I spent extra $$$ buying the Caliper pin kit for my front brakes....Semirgdj,you out spent me by a "little bit";):cool::cool:..

    Good luck with that "NEW RIDE"....

    Snoope

    p.s. the "new" pads are Bendix-Gold semi-metallic!!!
     
  9. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    semirgdj

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    yea.... my brakes work better than ever!!! ha ha ha
     
  10. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    carmellocafe

    carmellocafe Begin With The End In Mind.

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    Wow! What was causing your brakes to wear so rapidly? I've had the same brake set up since the day I bought my truck (4 years ago) & they're still in decent condition.:eek:
     
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