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Brakes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by USMCBEANZ, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM
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    USMCBEANZ

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    Does anybody make a 4 wheel disc brake conversion kit for late model Tacoma's?
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    flyingpostman

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    People think I'm crazy when I say I prefer rear drums, but in cold climates with all the salt and road grime, rear calipers just get seized up, and everything rusts.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    I want rear disc brakes. So when the sports car in front of me stops, I won't hit him.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    I have never heard of disc brakes locking up due to salt and road grime. And Chicago has too much of both.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Pugga

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    I believe it was MJP who had the rear disc brake conversion and he had a lot of issues with it. The discs or calipers would hit the shock when flexed and the stopping distance actually increased (might have been an issue with converting the ABS system). Regardless, most of your stopping power is in the front anyways so you're better off getting SS brake lines and quality pads and rotors for the front vs. trying to get more stopping power out of the rear.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    Pugga

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    Me either but I have had my rear drums freeze up on me...
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    lj973gm

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    This has been gone over a ton of times. Most complain since they do not want to spend the extra 15 minutes it takes to change the drums versus disk or that they dont look good.

    Plain and simple they work.

    As for seized calipers in chicago they certainly happen. Have had it happen twice to me, Screw crook county.
     
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