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Suspension and brake help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rsincavage85, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Apr 20, 2010 at 3:55 AM
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    rsincavage85

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    Not sure if this is the right place for this but since I have an 06 DC figured it was.
    I measured from the ground to the bottom of the fender for an idea of the height currently. LF=34 1/2, RF=35, LR=35 1/2, RR= 36 1/2. I however was not on perfectly level ground, as my driveway has a slight crown buoilt into it for water runoff. I need to remeasure, but does this seem slightly ok or not. If bad what problem may exsit. front shocks are original OEM shocks and the rears or OEM replaced about 6 miles ago and look good, NO tsb done either.

    Question about brake rotors. My front rotors are warped a bit feel vibration when applying brakes, been looking for new rotors and pricing them. Correct me if I am wrong but if I went with the slotted or cross drilled they would cool faster and be better for heavier tires?
    Any recommendations for new rotors. Looking for something half decent at the least.
    Tried to explain the best I can about the suspension, measurements are not exact but as close as I remember, because I left the paper at home I wrote them down on.
    Thanks for the replies.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2010 at 4:52 AM
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    What you are seeing with the measurements is the infamous "Taco Lean". Your measurements aren't bad. If you want to see a real difference, take the same measurements on a full tank and then again on an empty tank (not empty but you know what I am getting at).

    There was a group buy (IIRC) on some drilled and slotted rotors. Yes they will cool down faster.
     
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    OK, the only group buy I see is/was for First Gens.
     
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    ooops tab and enter key got in the way!
    I did measure this with only 1/4 tank of gas. I assume this would only get worse with a lift installed. And how could this be fixed to level it side to side?
     
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    It won't get worse with a lift installed.
     
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    Thats good then, but I have read in here of pople with ranges from 1/2 - 1" difference. So mine is not bad then, kinda on the normal side of things.
    Anyone on the brake question?
     
  9. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    How many miles on the brakes?
    Have the rotors ever been turned?
    If they are " in spec " you may be able to turn them and get the wiggle out.

    I am not sold on drilled rotors unless the holes are cast like Brembo.
    Seen a good amount develop cracks around the drilled holes.

    Get good quality street pads not some so called race pads.
    The temps needed to make the race pads work are not reached in regular driving. They are made to work in track conditions.

    Hawk seems to make some good pads for the money.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    I know of the rotors being turned once at least, I have just had a bad experiance before with the rotors being turned on a GM car back in 95. I will check that first though of course. My pads are still like new only 6k miles on them. I have heard about the drilled rotors cracking also. Would my current pads still be good or should they be replced? I don't like to buy things if its not broke.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    Drilled rotors need to be chamfered to reduce the cracking issue.
    Most drilled rotors you see on the street are for looks.
    I just bought Brembo plain-faced rotors and they are very good quality.
    Get yours mic'd and trued.
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks for all the help
     
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