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Brake Upgrade: StopTech Rotors + TRD Performance Pads

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crashnburn80, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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    klif01

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    Or the doggo, she likes dogs more than children.
     
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  2. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    Didnt realize you made all those threads:boom:
    Baught some TRD brakes thanks to your recommendation. Waiting for them patiently.
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    Dogs leave way more money for Taco mods than children.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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  5. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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  6. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    Great write up, thanks for your expertise! You know I'm a little shocked that the 3rd gens don't have disc in the rear, why do you think toyota omitted them?
     
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  7. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Toyota did get flamed for it, and it was certainly a lack of feature that the Colorado/Canyon pounced on. Realistically in an unloaded pickup there is so little weight over the rear end that the fronts do a heavy majority of the braking, but even so rear discs would help some, especially when towing or with a load in the rear. With a rear disc setup you usually need an auxiliary drum brake for the cable actuated parking brake, making it more expensive to produce since you are putting 2 sets of brakes on the rear. It was likely nothing more than a cost savings move. And since Toyota dominates the mid-size market, cheaping out on the rear brakes doesn’t really hurt their sales as people will buy the trucks anyway.
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2019 at 6:44 PM
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    You may have addressed this and I missed it but it is my understanding that all friction materials are require to have a DOT rating marked on their sides using two letters indicating their coefficient of friction (cF) for cold and hot performance. Just curious as to what the TRD performance pads show and whether they have a higher cF (cold or hot or both) than the regular factory pads?
     
  9. Mar 16, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    If pads were required to stamp the cF on the side that is news to me. I did not look to compare any side markings, so I cannot say. But I’ll defin look next change out.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2019 at 10:53 PM
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    My old Range Rover Classic has a drum brake on the output of the transfer case for the parking brake. Every other vehicle I’ve owned with rear discs has just had a standard cable actuated parking brake utilizing the normal rear brakes. I don’t think that’s an excuse Toyota can use, they’re just doing as few changes and development as possible to maximize profits.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2019 at 11:24 PM
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    I did drilled and slotted with stoptech street pads. Seems to be a decent upgrade so far over my previous two EBC kits
     
  12. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    Those rotors look good, where did you get them??
     
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  13. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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    Dude, Super write up, way to go!!
     
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    Seems Amazon only has the Right rotors in stock, no left rotors for now. Once they do, looking to pull the trigger on this setup. Thanks for the write-up!
     
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    What about the rear drum set up?
     
  17. Apr 4, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    There are some disc brake conversions, but they also need the master cylinder to be replaced with a larger unit. Many conversions will also not support a parking brake. If you replace the master cylinder on the later model Off Road/Pro trucks, you lose ATRAC.
     
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  18. Apr 4, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    I am fine with a drum. Any recommendations for pad/drum combos?
     
  19. Apr 4, 2019 at 3:18 PM
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    Stock. There are no performance drum/shoe products I am aware of for the Tacoma. So staying OEM is best for best quality.
     
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    No drilled and slotted drums? Well that's a shame
     
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