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Oddball brake / hub combination?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by HerNameIsLucy, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Aug 14, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    I know PreRunners are basically 4-wheelers without the front wheels driven. But how far did Toyota take them into 4WD land?

    I want to swap the brake rotors out for something better, haven't really checked what's out there yet but eventually I will.

    My PreRunner has the 4 piston brake calipers, like the 4WD units do.

    The Haynes book I bought shows the 4 piston calipers ONLY on units with the driven hubs. Those rotors simply slide off the hub.

    But on mine I don't have the driven hubs, got the regular 2WD hubs. I think. Is there a kind of hub that's inbetween, like a 4WD unit but without the hookups for a front pumpkin?

    So what kind of rotors would I order, the slide off kind (4WD) or the bolted on kind (2WD)?

    I know I could just go out and yank a wheel off, but truthfully I'm trying to figure out what exactly Toyota did with the PreRunners.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Get the slide off kind (4x4). The PreRunner uses the same spindle and everything as the 4x4, just no front drive shafts. Look at the back of the spindle, and you will see they are "capped off" where the drive shaft slides into. :)
     
  3. Aug 14, 2008 at 8:06 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy [OP] I miss Lucy. :-(

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    Excellent! The slide off kind are cheaper (and a lot easier to put on) than the bolted ones.

    Domo!
     
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