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Rear Disc's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Streaking10 Taco, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    justinh

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    There is a shop on Pirate now that is offering a similar kit, brackets, brake hoses, etc. It's only about $100. :) I was able to source my stock 4runner components (calipers and rotors) for under $100.

    They haven't come out with a parking brake kit YET though. They are waiting on some legal stuff for that supposedly.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    xrunner.jpg Sorry this was the only picture i had. I deleted the rear brake picture by mistake. SOS Performance did their homework on the rear disc conversion and bbk. Brake system worked BETTER than stock PERIOD ( also had steel braided lines f&r )! No mushy this or that. I Know cause I had them for at least 3yrs. NO COMPLAINTS .
    If you wanna do it. Than do it. Nothing to worry about.:D
     
  3. Oct 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    Link??!!
     
  4. Oct 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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  5. Oct 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    It's for 5 lugs only, not sure if that matters to you or not.
    More importantly, I'm pretty sure SOS shut their doors a few years ago.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    All of our cop cars had rear disks (both Ford and Chevy) they stopped fine and probably were a good thing on a cop car but they were a maintenance nightmare with hanging parking brake systems, sticking calipers and rotor issues.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2012 at 5:18 AM
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    I don't get the "flow" bit the amount of fluid a master cylinder "flows" is very small. Disk brakes self adjust they do not return like a drum brake does so the cylinder is all ways full of fluid. Now the problem comes with piston diameter yes it will require a larger piston for a caliper as apposed to a drum brake because of the breaking effort. Drum breaks are self energizing disks are not they use rotational force to apply them (that's why they have a leading and trailing shoe). Old cars with drum brakes all around had "touchy" brakes just because of the self energizing effect they also needed to be perfectly adjusted and in good shape or they would pull to one side. Disk breaks on the front was a giant leap forward but for overall ease of application Tacoma decided that rear drums were the way to go. Frankly they stop just as good with less effort but if you are going track racing in your Tacoma you'll need rear disks because they cool faster (and look cooler). So do your effort to help the economy and buy a rear disk kit if you think it will help.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    Get some steal braided lines, makes a difference and I have no desire for rear discs, and once my front pads go I will be getting some Hawks or EBCs for the front.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    What this guy said. Also if a drum was used as mentioned earlier for heavier loads there would have to be another system adjusting for wheel cylinder pressure.
     
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