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brake upgrades

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoyaki, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    tacoyaki

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    Hey there,

    I just purchased an 06 dc trd or...its my first truck so im just getting used to the weight of the truck. i noticed that the braking is not as good as my car (due to the weight i'm assuming)...what do you guys recommend for better stopping power?

    what's everyone running around here

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    81shark

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    driving a truck like a truck helps.

    i don't have any problem stopping
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    Bolt ons here and there
    if you want a rear disc setup, check out tundraracing.com.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    tacoyaki

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    no stopping problems here, like most people on this forum...i'm just looking for upgrade options.

    with that said...what kind of slotted rotors are some of you running?

    TIA
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    mjp2

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    ^ DO NOT DO THIS.

    Call Edwin at RaceShopper.com and order some SP Performance slotted rotors and Hawk pads. Install them, bleed your brakes, adjust your rear drums, and you'll be fine.

    If you want a little more performance then swap out your flexible rubber brake lines for some stainless braided lines.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    I reccomend the braided brake lines. helps a ton.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    if you search around, guys will say hawk LTS pads and slotted (NOT drilled) rotors from raceshopper.com, SS lines and a brake fluid flush. thats about all you can do. rear discs are a waste.

    im recently installed some 285s and SS lines, and will be installing some hawk pads on OEM rotors this weekend, i'll report back if you wish.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    +1. One of my future mods.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    I'm using DBA slotted rotors on my WRX...great upgrade over stock rotors for the subaru. Don't know about the truck...but its a good product overall.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    check out crownperformance.com for custom SS lines. got a set of 4 ext by 5" for my lift for $130 shipped to my door.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    NWtacoma

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    drive slower.
     
  12. Mar 19, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    I had my fluid flushed and put on SS brake lines. You can tell a big difference with the ss lines.
     
  13. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    Which ss break lines? I have an 08 4x4 DC, Where did you get them?
     
  14. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    crownperformance.com as i mentioned earlier in the thread. got four new lines all 5" longer for my lift to my door for $130!
     
  15. Mar 19, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    yep these
     
  17. Sep 5, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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    I use the gas as a break.....get a 10 second eye lead time and if you see you need to stop soon well lay off the gas... :/ never have had problems with the brakes and get great mpg :p
     
  18. Sep 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Just wondering how braided brake lines could improve performance.
     
  19. Sep 5, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply
     
  20. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    hmmm.... sounds good. my mechanic said any ceramic brake pad would be an improvement. I'm expecting my 5100's at my door any moment now, so we'll get them on first and see if that impacts braking performance at all... if not then i'll be ordering up some Hawk LTS / SS brake lines.

    thread hack : i'm Super pumped about the 5100's. =)
     
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