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Tacoma 6 lug 4x4 BIG BRAKE KIT

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

  1. Dec 17, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    I can easily.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    I don't have much experience with "big brake" kits, especially in the truck world, (those who tow big can speak to serious braking requirements) but I have spent some time on the track w/different brake setups in cars. The needs are probably worlds apart, but in the end, you are still looking for stopping power.

    Track conditions will glaze up a set of OE pads, so of course you go with a setup that can handle higher temps. That means they suck for the street as they are often running too cool to grab. But a pad upgrade can give better performance w/o fading as fast, yet still stop you on a cold day.

    For rotors, I prefer as much metal as possible to soak up as much heat as possible. The difference might not be much, but I always skipped out on cross drilled and slotted combos. People will argue to the death on virtues of any rotor combination. So of course a larger rotor will likely perform better.

    I was definitely a fan of braided SS lines though. Seemed to help keep the pedal firm when the fluid gets hot. But I'll say I never saw any tests of the factory lines bulging out at higher temps. Also seems to offer more durability.

    I did see people assume that a big brake kit on the front would work better than factory. But sometimes it seemed to just futz up the balance of the braking system. Just make sure you know what you're getting into. Otherwise you could end up replacing the master cylinder, proportioning valves, etc., just to get a properly working setup going again.

    It's one thing to have some fancy intake rob you of some horsepower, but totally another to have a brake setup put you 20 ft further down the road. Some sellers just want to sell you that shiny red caliper and drilled rotor because it looks good, so look for tests and reviews, IMO.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    I need some big brakes
     
  4. Aug 28, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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    Read this post above. From my experience tracking my s2000, type R and EVO ix you don't need big brake kits for what we plan on doing with our tacos. Only benefit would probably be for towing. More rotor to fight off brake fade.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    I have heard of tundra brakes on 1st gen tacomas. Im not sure if they have anything compatible with 2nd gens
     
  6. Aug 28, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    Maybe someone has done a rear disc swap on our 2nd gen.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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    I was thinkin about doin it takin the axle/ hub so I can have rear disc. Also some of us do need big brakes tor def does so do I. Ill have about 575 whp an tor will be well over that so if we are gonna go fast we need 2 stop fast just sayin
     
  8. Aug 29, 2013 at 4:42 AM
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    Www.tundraracing.com They have a rear disk conversion which uses the 4Runner rear brakes.

    Just be thankful that the PreRunners/4x4 's have 4 pot front calipers from the factory, instead of the 1 pot that the XR comes with.

    I love how well my brakes handled at MSR Houston. Didn't have the HP in the straights, but definitely had superb braking power for the corners. I was able to late brake my ass off with these 6 pistons. Scared quite a few times too, while I was gdtting used to it.
     
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  9. Aug 29, 2013 at 5:11 AM
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    That's insane 6piston I'd like 2 see the 8piston ones hahaha
     
  10. Aug 29, 2013 at 5:25 AM
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    They were only sometthing like $900 more. :cool:

    If I do a rear disk conversion, I will be adding in an AP Racing adjustable proportioning valve. If.
     
  11. Aug 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    I've thought of doin it a couple times. I would do it myself instead of gettin there conversion kit.
     
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    Is there a conversion kit to switch the rear drums to disc brakes
     
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    I posted the link above.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2016 at 10:47 PM
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    Question regarding these brakes.. I've gone to the site where you said you purchased your Rotora 6 piston bbk brake kit, but all they have is stop tech? I currently trying to build a new Tacoma and finding a good big brake kit is becoming a task if I keep the wheels under 18".
     
  15. Jun 11, 2016 at 12:21 PM
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    Stop Tech sells plenty that will fit. The ST40 caliper.

    Tundra Racing no longer carries Rotora.
     
  16. Jun 13, 2016 at 9:49 AM
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    StopTechs are insanely good brakes. You can't go wrong with them.
     
  17. Jun 28, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    I run stock calipers with carbotech pads, ss lines, higher temp rated brake fluid. It handles racing conditions very well, for most this is all they would ever need.
     
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