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Need more stopping power!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Mr.Jack, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Jun 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    ToyoTaco02

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    That combo would be around $200. It also might help to have new brake fluid put in and get the old stuff out of there. I don't seem to have much pedal travel and I have excellent emergency stopping power.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2013 at 8:12 AM
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    brs127s

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    +1 on the stainless brake lines. It has helped with stopping when pulling my boat. Before I put them on, it felt like I had to push the pedal to the floor. Now it has a better bite when you push the pedal and no fade, as the lines do not expand.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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  4. Sep 10, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    Stainless steel lines, ebc slotted rotors and ebc yellow stuff pads
     
  5. Oct 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    is it a bad idea to run Autozone Duralast Gold pads on Brembo rotors?? I found a great deal on the Brembos (~$76) but don't know if I really need to run a premium pad like Hawk to achieve the stopping power that I want.. Thoughts?

    also, can anyone confirm the PN for the Brembo blanks for my '01 DC 4x4??
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    Idid the power stop kit I listed above. Its good I donno if its better then oem? At least just as good. So I'm happy with it
     
  7. Oct 17, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

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    im sure its been noted, and beaten to death,



    but for abs trucks, its going to come down to traction. dont overinflate your tires. or underinflate as that will affect wear.

    my rig, with autozone brakes, and abs disabled could lock them up at 20psi all around loaded with camping gear and the rear proportioning valve disabled. i have a good performing master cylinder, healthy fluid, and a very bled system.

    now, autozone brakes are great for a couple months, but deteriorate fast. po put on new rotors and ceramic pads. the pads ate the rotors. im oem now and suuuuuper happy to be back.

    another big upgrade is the upgrade to tundra brakes. larger brakes require larger wheels though. in which case you need a bigger contact patch of tire/better traction otherwise your going to just lock them up/abs will stop you from locking up.


    Also, if you are abs, make sure your abs rings are healthy, many tacos they spin freely on the hub in which case thats BAD and will cause a malfunctioning abs setup.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    Rebuild your calipers. They're probably old and corroded. Buy a rebuild kit from toyota , clean it, replace the seals, Don't scratch the pistons, and paint/bake it.

    Buy some steel braided brake lines from the group buy on here.

    But some brembo blanks (Napa is where I got mine)
    Then your choose of pads. (Hawk LTS, Centrics, EBC, or PBR XBG's) (I chose the Aussie made PBR's, because they are the new revamped version of the AXXIS metal-masters, which have always been considered exceptional pads, forever)

    Put it all together and whammo, fantastic stopping power. It'll cost you about 250 total.
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2013 at 4:32 PM
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    how long does it take to rebuild the calipers? is there a "how-to" on this?
     
  10. Nov 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM
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  11. Nov 26, 2013 at 1:35 PM
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    haha well it's too late, but thanks for future reference!!

    I ended up putting on Brembo blanks ($76 on ebay!) and Akebono ceramic pads. Things are running smoothly and stopping quite well!

    The calipers turned out to be in really good shape surprisingly. I did however have to basically rebuild one of the pistons.. as I was pressing the pistons on one side of the caliper in to fit the new pads, one of the pistons on the other side over extended and shot out at me covering me w/ fluid!! :eek:

    after a few choice words and a close inspection of how they went together I was able to get the retaining ring off, piston back in, and boot re-secured.

    All is good :)
     
  12. Nov 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    is your truck lifted my stopping sucked till I made a brake proportioning valve re locationing bracket now its awesome again
     
  13. Nov 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    i would do this, minus the slotted rotors

    and to the guys saying they can lock the tires up, so no upgrades are needed.. thats just wrong, i guarentee you cant lock up the tires going 80mph down the highway with your stock brakes. just because you can do it at 10-20-30 mph doesnt mean you can do that at high speeds...
     
  14. Nov 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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