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Big red brake upgrade

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by midlife4X4fix, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The TRD brake upgrade says it only fits 2WD Tacomas. Anyone know why.
    Is there a kit for the 4X4's? My truck stops like it has a 5,000 boat behind it. PRETTY danm poorly(as in dangerous):eek:
    Is there a pad upgrade that is effective? I really don't give a crap if it wears out the rotors fast. Just so long as I can stop effectively..
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    The Tacoma has the best stopping distances in its class. Are you sure you sure pushing the brake or is this your first truck? It will never stop like a Porsche though since it is a truck.

    The FJ kit will work if you want to spend the money. It is made by Stoptech. I run Hawk LTS pads and Brembo blank rotors.
     
  3. midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    All I know is that a couple of times I went for the brakes and OH-$hit!
    Sounds as if you have some concerns as well(hawk/Brembo).
    Do you know if I can get the kit from my Stoptech dealer? I already have their 6 pot calipers/kit on my 2012 S4.

    But in response.. I do want it to stop at least as well as a Cayenne.
     
  4. cintocrunch

    cintocrunch Special Substitute Guest Member

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    As stated by whipperderper, these have the best stopping distance in their class by a significant margin...I doubt whipperderper has a concern with his trucks stopping performance, just replaced with high quality parts when the time came as I will...

    This truck will never stop as well as a Cayenne unless you do a custom setup using larger rotors, pads, calipers, etc.

    BTW: I believe the Tacoma BBK won't fit on our 4x4's because it only works on 5 lug applications.
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    This^^^

    The FJ kit will work on the Tacoma since the FJ is a 6 lug.
     
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