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need opinions on braking power

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by ToyTaco, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    ToyTaco

    ToyTaco [OP] For the Retards, Im a Female

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    hey guys just wanted some opinions. This is basically my first lifted truck and all, and need some opinions on the braking power for it. Since I put the lift on with bigger tires etc I noticed my braking power isnt as good as when it was stock. Im guessing I will need to upgrade everything, but wanted to know whats the best brand to upgrade to and if i should not just upgrade the brakes but the rotors etc as well? thanks in advanced!
     
  2. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    Blkturbo!

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    I looked at your build but unless i missed it, i dont know what size tires you have....just curious.

    Meanwhile, in my personal opinion/experience, i doubt changing pads alone will give you much braking power back.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    "for the retards, im a female"....i just noticed that, lol
     
  4. Feb 9, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Trifenix

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    you can keep stock rotors and just upgrade your pads to hawk hps.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2011 at 4:39 AM
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    the tires are: LT275/70R18, i had it in my build later on in a post
     
  6. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    I have '10 Tacoma Prerunner Dbl cab.....one of the things that almost led me not to buy the truck was the soft pedal feel of the brakes and long stopping distance.....everyone I tried did it....I've had a couple of close calls during sudden needed stops...I do find pumping the brake helps a bit....anyone else have this issue.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    Larger, heavier tires are going to reduce braking efficiency a bit. Probably not a whole hell of a lot you can do about it.
     
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