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comparing tundra 4x4 with ford f series

Discussion in 'Tundras' started by sunflower, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Rear drum brakes are supposed to work better when you are towing.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    http://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/brakes-drum-vs-disc.html

    Disc Brakes
    Though disc brakes rely on the same basic principles to slow a vehicle (friction and heat), their design is far superior to that of drum brakes. Instead of housing the major components within a metal drum, disc brakes use a slim rotor and small caliper to halt wheel movement. Within the caliper are two brake pads, one on each side of the rotor, that clamp together when the brake pedal is pressed. Once again, fluid is used to transfer the movement of the brake pedal into the movement of the brake pads.
    But unlike drum brakes, which allow heat to build up inside the drum during heavy braking, the rotor used in disc brakes is fully exposed to outside air. This exposure works to constantly cool the rotor, greatly reducing its tendency to overheat or cause fading. Not surprisingly, it was under racing circumstances that the weaknesses of drum brakes and the strengths of disc brakes were first illustrated. Racers with disc brake systems could carry their speed "deeper" into a corner and apply greater braking force at the last possible second without overheating the components. Eventually, as with so many other automotive advances, this technology filtered down to the cars driven by everyday people on public roads

    IMO I'm buying a new truck that can tow 8K+ I want to have the latest technology to stop all that weight. For a tacoma, sure it's fine but you are talking about some serious weight being towed by the new half tons.

    Any way shape or form disc brakes are far superior to drum brakes hands down and yes disc brakes look better behind any bro wheels.

    Also, if it is such and awesome idea to have drums why is it that only GM puts this out dated technology on their half tons? I know.... to save the consumer 300 bucks.
     
  3. Oct 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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  4. Oct 18, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Anyway, I prefer disc brakes because they're easier to maintain and they do offer a real performance advantage. Since the Tacoma relies on e-trickery for traction aids, I can see that disc brakes may offer a benefit there, too. I don't know of any drawbacks to disc brakes for road vehicles, but there may be some I'm unaware of for off road use. I've recently seen posts stating that a change from stock rear drums to discs may not be a good idea.

    As for appearances, I don't care a bit when it comes to something like brakes. If taping Schlitz beer cans to the drums with Mossy Oak tape was proven to make a significant improvement in braking performance, I'd do it right now.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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  6. Dec 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    I had my Tundra parked next to my uncles 2500 gmc and my others uncles F250 it was the same size Side by side! Only difference was the tire size they both have 20in compared to my 17in!
     
  7. Jan 24, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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  8. Jan 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    The problem with Tundras is the lack of payload. I looked at a Tundra double cab and it only had about 1400 lbs payload. The F250 will have well over 2000 lbs. A F150 with Ecoboost properly equipped can also have over 2000 lbs payload. That may or may not be an issue. It would depend on the tongue weight of the trailers, weight of occupants and other gear being hauled.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    Man I shit you not I moved from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Tacoma, WA (2800mi) pulled 8500Ibs with no problem and only spent $600 using the premium gas. I for one am proud of my Tundra. Couldnt tell you crap about payload only had bout 750Ibs in the back of it with the hard top on it.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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    i would go with the Tundra if it fits his needs. They have good towing capacity, just very low payload. The low payload is an issue with most 1/2 pickups. Rams have even less.
     
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