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No brake system forum section, converting drum-to-brake question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by InactiveUser, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. InactiveUser

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    What can I do to convert the 97-99 Tacoma rear drums to discs? Why? I HATE working on drum brakes. Besides, I can buy something used, rebuild it and sell my old drums used to make it a cheap upgrade! :D

    My brothers Jeep XJ can simply take the discs from a newer model and install it on the Dana44. Anything like that for the aforementioned model?
     
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    I don't know of any conversions for 1st gen. Really though a disc conversion is a pain in the ass for not much of an improvement.
     
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    ^ What he said.

    You'll get better performance by swapping the fronts to tundra brakes than swapping the rears to disc.
     
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    Conversion kits are out there and they arent too expensive. I've found some but I can't remember where.
     
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    Details. I totally know about front brakes having all the stopping power. I don't really intend on putting a lift-kit or bigger tires on it though. So I don't see much of a reason to do this, as of now.
     
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    Google is your friend.

    http://www.yotatech.com/f2/tundra-br...-s13we-100145/

    http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-ge...6k-beware.html

    http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76847

    http://www.lceperformance.com/Big-Brake-Upgrade-Kit-Tacoma-95-04-6-Lug-p/1055203.htm
     
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    So the OE calipers are 4 piston?
     
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    yes
     
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    It wasnt hard to install the main thing was you had to used GM calipers so your e brake would work.

    For us old timers downey off road( i miss them) did this first if i remember right.

    https://www.4wdfactory.com/store/products.php?product=Tacoma-Rear-Disc-Brake-Kit

    you have no ebrake with this kit above.
     
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