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Spongy brakes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JONNY TACO, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    JONNY TACO

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    I called the Toyota Dealer and complained about my spongy brakes on my 2009 Tacoma. She told me that they were supposed to be that way and they couldn't bleed them to improve on them. Is it true that the brake lining on my 2009 tacoma can not be bleed ?
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    They can be bled, but it won't improve them. Try steel braided brake lines. I hear that helps alot, but I have no personal experience with them.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    nad

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    personally I like spongy breaks. I find that some vehicles are way to touchy, either way the breaks work just that you have to push them a lil more to make them grab.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    i didnt like it at first, now i dont even notice it. although now when i drive other peoples cars i always end up pushing them in way too hard.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    nad

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    thats what Im talking about who likes to tap the brake and throw themselves into the windshield... not me
     
  6. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    After driving a first generation, these brakes are a lot spongier. I never liked the oversensitive 1st gen. brakes though and think these give a better feel for the truck. Just my opinion. :)
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    stainless lines made my brakes more firm. Nothing too drastic, but overall a better feel.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    thinkingman

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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    They can be bled, need to be, and it will improve safety and pedal feel.
    Your Taco will never have nosebleed brakes...don't worry.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    bullshooter

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    I drive a 08 tacoma. it was spongy at first, now they feel normal. I think also the brake pads aren't fully contacting the face of the rotors until they have worn down some.
     
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