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How to make first gen brakes even better?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tekneek, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Apr 27, 2019 at 9:27 AM
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    Tekneek

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    hi, just bought an ‘01 prerunner. Previous owner did the tundra brake upgrades and the truck still feels like I could do with snappier braking. Anything else I can do to upgrade the brakes on this thing? Previous owner mentioned I should look into upgrading the master cylinder?

    It’s got those metal front bumpers and some skid plates and 35 inch tires. So I know it’s not gonna brake like a Ferrari but I was wondering if y’all can help me think of ways based on what you did to make this truck brake a lot faster
     
  2. Apr 27, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    Stainless steel brake lines front and reat big difference and new brake fluid and better brake pads like EBC or Hawks
    , slotted rotors
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2019 at 9:40 AM
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Do you think these upgrades will help it stop on a dime? Cuz that’s what I’m hoping to get. Also what can I expect to pay for an upgrade to steel lines and new pads? Gonna have someone else do it haha
     
  4. Apr 27, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    1997tacomav6

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    I didn't go with the Tundra upgrade,
    But with the stock setup I did these 3 things and there was a huge difference.
    My truck stops on a dime but its not a heavy truck

    Stainless steel lines front and rear from LC 125 or so
    EBC pads green stuff 7000 125.00
    Drilled slotted high carbon rotors 150.00

    Dont know about installing prices
     
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  5. Apr 27, 2019 at 10:05 AM
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    1997tacomav6

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    If you do these on top of the tundra uograde I would imagine a big difference
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    yes
    Rear disc conversion is also an option.
     
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  7. Apr 27, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    No ones mentioned a master cylinder upgrade. I assume this doesn’t make a big difference?
     
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  9. Apr 27, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    How does this look to meet all this?
    FRONT Powder Coated Red [2] Calipers + [2] Rotors + Quiet Low Dust [4] Ceramic Pads Performance Kit

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EOBMFAY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_QyjXCbQBQ1K8Y

    This with the LCE stainless steel lines?
     
  10. Apr 27, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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  11. May 5, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    You looking for more assist? Can you lock up the brakes/abs? If so, ...
    If you are towing heavier loads then the Tundra larger rotors gives more thermal mass, less fade.
     
  12. May 5, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    Does anyone know what the Tundra brake upgrade adds in weight?
     
  13. May 5, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Tekneek

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    I’m not sure. I just bought the truck and I don’t know, although the previous owner says he could lock it up when he brakes so I guess that’s a yes? Looking to see if I can add even more stopping power though. Doing the SS brake lines but any other ideas would be awesome.
     
  14. May 5, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    Check this post for weight details:
     
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