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Does the 2020 Tacoma have rear disc brakes?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Crow_of_judgement, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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    shane100700

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    It does, if you drive in reverse all the time.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    So I called up my local salesman again (the one with all the answers) and he informed me that Toyota messed up with the T4R and the next gen will be corrected with rock protecting drums pronto.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    You do of course know the Tacoma has the best stopping distance of the compact trucks yes?
     
  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    Fix your trailer brakes. If it doesn't have brakes it probably should if it's pushing you.
     
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    Why are you worried, you still have 34 payments left on that 1st gen Tacoma.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:09 PM
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    I can tell you this every single pickup I have seen has issues with rear disks. Unless you are towing a good 60-70 of the breaking is on the front. My 97 Taco had 300K plus it never had the rear brakes replaced.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:14 PM
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  9. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:20 PM
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    the Tacoma needs to catch up, Toyota says that it is the best option and if that was true, then why dont all their other vehicles use drum brakes. I also wonder how well the drums work with traction control in the mountains where the rear brakes get applied all the time. With Toyota/Lexus system we go through 2-3 rears pads to fronts with our GX470 & GX460.
    Would it stop me from buying a new Tacoma, maybe not, but I have zero desire to clean out drums after being in the mud, be there and done that.
     
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    drum brakes are probably cheaper.


    Also with the super light rear end of the Tacoma, you’d have to have pretty small discs or a proportioning valve. Which may be more expensive.
     
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    I don't believe the Tacoma has the shortest stopping distance, but it falls inline with all the other trucks in the Mid-sized category.
     
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    And it all restarts again...

    so which is really better for stopping?
     
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    If the Tacoma fall’s in line with all of the other mid size trucks for stopping distance then what is the problem? Pros and cons for both disc and drums. I think if you are using your truck to where your smoking the rear brakes that much you probably have other issues. And if rear drums is stopping you from getting a Tacoma then you must not have wanted one very much in the first place. Also hasn’t it been like this for forever? Toyota lags behind in technology because it’s picking reliability instead? I feel like you could get a diesel Denali Colorado 5 years ago with more bells and whistles than everything in Toyota’s lineup combined. My grandpas 2016 f150 lariat has a hell of a lot more bells and whistles, more power and rides nicer than my brother in laws 2019 tundra. My brother in law picked the tundra for reliability and ruggedness. My grandpa picked the f150 for the amenities, to each their own.
     
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    You may have noticed a tractor trailer hauling 30 tons has drum brakes. The antilock on the Tacoma feels kinda strange but it works. A smoking tire with the brakes applied has very little traction. I have seen too many issues on pickup trucks with rear disks, locked up calipers hang up brake cables etc. Toyota has been using rear drums for a long time pretty much unchanged there must be a reason for that. If it aint broke don't fix it.
     
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    Even Long haul trucks are now going to disk brakes as standard equipment. https://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/what-know-air-disc-brakes-heavy-duty-trucks/

    Again if drums are so great, then why do all other Toyotas and Lexus have rear disk? This is just a question that no one can seem to answer. It can't be reliability, Toyota uses a lot of disk brakes, so is it trying to just save a few dollars or what?
     
  18. Feb 15, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    This is still a thing?

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    lol it restarted yesterday... always a few newer guys that have only read the first couple posts and go immediately to joining the debate. Not knowing or suspecting it for the dumpster fire it was meant to be. In fact, I’d bet this comment will be buried in short order, allowing it to start all over again.
     

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