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big brake kit on 4x4 dc

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mpleitez, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    does anyone know of good performance brakes or a big brake kit that's not too expensive:confused:
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    I'm curious too! Those kits are way to expensive.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Get some good stainless steel lines, some good brake fluid, some better pads (Hawk Performance seem popular around here-Less dust, better grip) and see how that feels (all for like 400-500)

    If that still doesn't do it you are likely looking at some heavy investment in a complete big brake kit.

    What are you trying to accomplish with the large brake kit?? Just a bit better feel or towing or racing or something else??
     
  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    i tow a 23 foot toyhauler or at least i want to without slugging in high elevation
     
  5. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    I'm not sure what you mean by slugging in ref to the brakes....but yeah...

    With a 23 foot trailer-Does it have trailer brakes?? A good controller with electronic brakes will help. A weight distributing hitch might be worthwhile if you tow it often.

    And then the stuff I suggested has a decent chance of firming up the pedal feel and making the stopping a bit better.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    I'm sorry i've posted 2 threads one on big brakes and the other on the gears. i'm upgrading to 4.56 gears to not slugg with the trailer loaded and need bettter braking i do have the brake controller with the weight distribution hitch. I will try what you suggested
     
  7. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    I just swapped in the EBC Yellow brake pads, and slotted rotors. Much better stopping! Might want to look into EBC, especially if your going to be hauling a Toyhauler.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    I get it- I don't know jack about gearing beyond figuring out how to drive mine....:rolleyes:

    I hope a few other folks who have swapped out pads will chime in with opinions of their choices!!
     
  9. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    what was the cost?
     
  10. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    thank Brunes!
     
  11. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Red Taco what did you pay to swap out to EBC pads and rotors did you do anything with the rear brakes?
     
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