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Brakes suck!!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by abnchief, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. abnchief

    abnchief [OP] Member

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    I recently bought an 2009 DC TRD Offroad. This is my first Tacoma and I do love it but the brakes have a lot to be desired. I'm sure I'm not the first one to complain about it. How come Toyota doesn't make four wheel disk brakes for the Tacoma.

    With that said, where can I find rear disk brakes for a Tacoma?
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    There have been some rear disk conversions, and there was a kit, but it seems to have been pulled. The people that have done the rear disk conversion have had reduced stopping power. FWIW, the Tacoma has very competitive brakeing distance in its class. What kind of vehicle did you have before the Tcoma?
     
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    I had a Ford Explorer.
     
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    nuff said thats got the best brakes ever tranny brakes, engine brakes a/c brakes you know good brakes
     
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    XrunnIT Well-Known Member

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    You can upgrade your rotors and pads in the front. And will see a noticeable increase in stopping power.
     
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    klown Tacoma World Ring Leader

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    LMFAO, that's what I was thinking :D
     
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    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Putting rear discs on is A LOT more than just slapping on a kit.

    To make rear discs work effectively (like they should), you need to change out the master cylinder, change the proportioning, and gawd knows what else you need to do to work with the ABS.

    Yeah, I agree...these brakes aren't the best. But they get the job done. You just gotta press a little harder on the pedal.

    Do some more research - I've heard changing to stainless braided brake lines helps firm things up.
     
  8. abnchief

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    yeah, the explorer was the wife's idea, got rid of it.. I like the taco better but the explorer had better breaks.
     
  9. jeremy_283

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    what determines a good break really? i can stomp hard enough for the abs to kick in or for the tires to sqeal..... do you suffer from brake fade?
     
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