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Tacoma 6 lug 4x4 BIG BRAKE KIT

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by socalgasking, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:01 AM
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    My tacoma is lifted with larger tires, i also have front and rear ROAD ARMOR bumpers. The mods i have made have added some weight to my truck, the brakes dont feel as responsive as i would like (it could be that i went from a M3 with amazing brakes to a truck) does anyone have experience with TACOMA 6 LUG BIG BRAKE KITS?


    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!!
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    SS brake lines, new pads and rotors. Good to go :thumbsup:


    To answer your question, personally I haven't seen a big brake kit for the 6 lug Tacoma.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    I have seen it for the FJ and I would think that they would fit the taco if it fits the FJ.
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    Even if you do find one that fits, I'd guess you'll spend well over $2,000 on a kit when you could spend under $500 replacing stock parts and have plenty of stopping power. The main brake components of the Tacoma are plenty strong enough, you just have to remove the swell from rubber hoses and get good pads/rotors. The calipers themselves are strong enough to stop the Taco even when armored up and on bigger wheels. Just my $0.02.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    Honestly I don't see anything really special about the TRD kit. Stock prerunner and 4wd trucks use 4 piston calipers. The TRD kit uses a red 4 piston caliper. Maybe the rotor is larger but I don't know. Now if the caliper was a 6 piston unit then I would say go for it.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    What do you guys think of this?

    6 piston calipers bigger rotors and steel lines!!!

    Major stopping power, with a major price to go with it!!!
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    Looks good if you have the coin and if it is actually legit.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    The Stop Tech BBK, even though it is still a 4 Piston, does have a larger rotor. Thus more leverage for braking force. It is of aluminum design vs cast iron, and so it cools better as well. Then add in more brake pad surface area with better compound as well, and stainless braided lines, to reduce expansion of the rubber lines, so more consistent braking is available.

    Currently I am running the Rotora 6 piston BBK. I purchased it from www.tundraracing.com. with the drilled and slotted rotors it was $2500. Yes, I have a 6 lug, and 4x4.

    It is specific to the Tacoma. Rotora has 4, 6, & 8 piston versions available for the 6 lug Tacoma. I just didn't feel like spending an extra thousand for the 8 piston.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    Edit, I have the 355's.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    What do you think of them?
     
  12. Dec 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    Worth every penny!
     
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    :eek::eek::eek: Sounds like a sweet set up. Any pics?
     
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    I second that.
     
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    Sounds like a great set up, I just can't see spending that kind of money on a brake upgrade. Also, I've heard several times that drilled and slotted rotors aren't great for off roading because stones and crap get in the slots and holes. Smoke 'em if you got 'em I guess :thumbsup:
     
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    The smooth rotors are also an option. I just can't see putting really expensive aftermarket brakes on a vehicle that see the mud regularly.
     
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    The brakes are one area that (IMHO) is worth keeping stock except for a decent brake line extension.
     
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    Sw13 toy tundra calipers and rotors is another option
     
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