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Finally changing brakes... Upgrade?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by memario1214, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    memario1214

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    Okay, so I am starting to creep up to 80k and I have noticed lately that the brake pedal is a little squishier than I figure it should be for me to stop... I can only assume that the previous owner never did this, so I think it is due time. What I am wondering is if there is anyway to upgrade the braking system without paying an outrageous amount for like a Brembo setup? Any suggestions are appreciated
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    Sure. Powerslot rotors, Hawk pads, and SS lines.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    ^^ I had a similar setup on one of my previous cars and absolutely LOVED it. Amazing the difference it makes!!
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 4:07 AM
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    SS Steel lines, upgraded low dust high temp pads, new fluid will get you most of the way there. Getting new rotors isn't really $ effective unless you need them anyways-MOst folks don't drive hard enuf to need the upgraded outgassing and heat management from slotted rotors.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    Hey also, what can be done as far as upgrading those gay drum brakes in the rear?
     
  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Properly adjust the spanner on the drum brakes and be happy with their performance.

    For the front, call Edwin at RaceShopper.com and order the SP Performance slotted rotors and Hawk pads. You can get braided stainless brake lines from any number of vendors.

    :wave:
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    You assume that I even HAVE a sammich.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    Hey, does anyone know the lengths of the brake lines I need when I convert to SS?
     
  10. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    All Pro will. Give 'em a call.

    They've always been incredibly helpful anytime I've spoken with them. :)
     
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