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Redline Hood Struts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hwysrfr, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    hwysrfr

    hwysrfr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just installed Redline hood struts....SSSWWWEEEETTTT!!

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  2. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    neoflex

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    Nice! Still don't understand why the 4 Runners come with struts but the Tacomas don't.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Sweet!!! Looks great!!! I actually installed some a couple months ago and I would catch myself popping the hood for no reason!!:eek::D
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    nice job bro...looking good...:D

    I installed mines a couple weeks ago and keep asking myself...why didn't I do this mod earlier...

    cause toyota's stupid...with little things like that...

    ask yourself this...why does the RAV4, FJ Cruiser, 4runner, Sequoia, and Tundra all come with rear disc brakes while the TACOMA still gets DRUMS...:mad:
     
  5. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah the drum brakes caught me off guard.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Jimmyjohn

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    I really like the looks of those how long did it take to install?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Looks really good, I put mine on a couple months back and love them. Took me about an hour to put them on.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    you look a little shaky with the camera.... i would reccomend decaf;)
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    MGMTaco23

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    Great mod, I'll have to look into these

    ditto. You would think by now they would have disc, till I bought my 2010 and saw them drums :rolleyes: conversion kit anyone??
     
  10. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Sforza

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    The Red Lines are nice. I got in on the last group buy and got the better ones with the black mounts for a cheap price. It takes a about 45 minutes to install and that was going slow so I did not mess it up, since it requires drilling into the truck.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    I can't say that I ever wished that I had rear disk brakes on my truck. The truck stops pretty good and I don't drive it like it is a sport car.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    this is def. one thing I am doing when I get my taco. My current car has struts and I absolutely love it. i havent even begun searching but is there a build thread on this? I am sure its super easy but I like seeing what parts I will need
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    takes any where from 30-45 minutes...just take your time measure and drilling...measure 3 times drill 1...:D

    the simplest and cheapest way to swap out the rear drum brakes is to find a totalled FJ Cruiser since it share the same lug pattern as us 6x5.5...or find a Tundra '03-'05 those also share the same lug pattern...

    the only thing that you would have to get fabricated is the mount for the calipers...

    trust me i've looked into tons of times...and have yet to find me a totalled FJ where i can transplant the discs off of onto my taco...
     
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