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Brakes....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MAXTacoma, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I'm sure there are probably a million post of this but I cannot find exactly what I'm looking for. Ok I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma DBL cab long bed 4x4. I've got around 64k on the truck and am getting ready to put new brakes on. I'm lookin to upgrade the stock brakes to something that will stop me better while I'm towing my 5000 lb boat. I want something that is going to last another 60k, doesn't have much brake dust like my stock pads, and has better stopping power than stock. I'm willing to do pads and rotors. Anyone have different rotors/pads than factory. Was it worth the extra cost, or should i just stick with oem? Good place online to buy them?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    I like Raybesto Ceramic. No dust at all, plenty stopping power
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    better than factory?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    Trailer brakes are for stopping trailers. Anything over 2000# or so should have it's own brakes.
    And you will have a tough time beating the OEM Tacoma shoes, & pads. Your braking is limited mostly by tire grip, and secondly by heat, which requires larger rotors, drums, and / or a rear disc conversion.
    Best way to stop is to buy a good brake controller.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    I have hydraulic trailer brakes and they work but I just want something with a little more stopping power. I was thinking slotted rotors/upgraded pads but there is just so many different options I really dont know whats going to work the best.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    I like em better than factory. Although, other than some dust, my factory brakes never gave me any annoying noises, etc. I paid 48.00 25% off for the Ceramics.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    I'm just wondering if its worth the extra cost to get slotted rotors/pads.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    I have plenty o experience with hydraulic (surge) brakes. Adjust them until there is very(very!) slight drag, you will be amazed at the difference this makes in the trailer brakes performance, adjusted like this, you will hardly notice a trailer behind you. - Best of luck.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Stainless brake lines, Hawk performance pads, and some slotted rotors from www.wheelersoffroad.com will get you stopping in a hurry...
     
  11. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    Sorry if I am a little slow but what do you get out of stainless lines?
     
  12. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Much much better brake pedal feel...
     
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    You get better looking brake lines and a lighter wallet lol Doesn't do much to help braking, IMO.

    Get in touch with Edwin at raceshopper.com and he will set you up. Slotted rotors from Power Slot and some Hawk pads, you'll be set.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    That's a lot of opinion though too... Because I had them on my 03 Taco and love the improved feel... I am looking to get them on this truck soon. So I guess it all depends on who you talk to.
     
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    Have you used these pads?
     
  17. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Well, when you change the lines you have to change/bleed/renew the brake fluid. Most of what you feel is because of the new fluid and/or pads and rotors, not the lines. That's what I've observed anyway :)

    OP, click this link, many threads in this forum about this subject ~

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images
     
  18. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    Looking at it that way, I have read numerous car mags, and I have not once, in the last 15 years, read of a brake upgrade that stopped faster, without a tire upgrade. just sayin.......Added fade resistance, but not faster stopping.
     
  19. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    That makes sense now that I think about it. For a given tire, as long as two different sets of brakes are capable of going from no braking to locking up the wheels, they should be able to stop a vehicle in the same amount of time. I suppose one could grip the rotor better, such that you don't have to press the pedal as hard to lock the wheels up, but I'd venture to say that the amount of time that saves is insignificant.
     
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