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Tacoma Rear drum brakes...

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by linkfeeney, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Jul 22, 2007 at 2:31 PM
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    linkfeeney

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    I never owed a pick up...but I have questions. I;m still saving more money to buy one.
    I notice the tacoma has rear drum brakes... my nissan altima 2000 has rear drum brakes... why is the tacoma still has rear drum brakes?
    Is it better for the pick up truck? or too cheap to go disc? Frontier has rear disc and so does the tundra does too. Pain in a$$ to change the drum.

    Why do you guys think? Do you guys think the 2008 will go rear disc?
    I looked at the previous model of tacoma, and it had rear drum too.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2007 at 3:51 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    s-10's were around for about 22 years or so and never went to rear disc. no telling. i had a 2000 s-10 and had to change the front pads a few times, but hardly saw any wear on the shoes...

    EDIT: i stand corrected below by tacoma915. the s-10's did get discs in the rear when they came out w/ the 4 door...if u wanna call it that...haha
     
  3. Jul 22, 2007 at 4:17 PM
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    Amsoil 0w-20 engine oil and Amsoil Full synthetic 75w-90 in the Transmission, transfer case, front and rear Differentials. AFE Cold Air Intake
    You won't really have to worry about rear brakes wearing much.
    It is one of the things I really hate about the truck though. I thought about not buying one because of it. It just struck me as cheap that toyota wouldn't put rear discs on it.
    Most of the braking pressure on a vehicle is exerted on the front brakes anyways. It doesn't make THAT much difference, but it just seems wrong haha.
    That being said I have noticed our front brakes are 2 piston calipers. I wasn't expecting that after seeing the rear drums. I do have a 4x4 though I don't know if the 2wd models have 2 piston calipers or not. I know they have a smaller disc.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2007 at 4:24 PM
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    I had an 04 S-10 crewcab with discs in the rear. I wonder why Toyota hasnt switched?
     
  5. Jul 22, 2007 at 4:35 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    hey tacoma915...u get the 915 from ur area code as in texas?
     
  6. Jul 22, 2007 at 4:41 PM
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    Amsoil 0w-20 engine oil and Amsoil Full synthetic 75w-90 in the Transmission, transfer case, front and rear Differentials. AFE Cold Air Intake
    Money...why else.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2007 at 5:53 PM
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    so drum is still ok with pick up?

    I would like disc thou... I kinda frustrating that the truck isn't cheap and comes with drum. Makes me want to get the frontier instead.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2007 at 6:49 PM
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    I think they were just being cheap. The added benefit is probably very minimal but it looks so much better. I have the 20's and can't stand the rear drum. Still would not make be buy a frontier though. Here is one possible solution.

    http://www.sosperf.com/tundra _double_stnd_brake.htm
     
  9. Jul 22, 2007 at 6:57 PM
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    Don't hold your breath waiting for Toyota to go to 4 wheel disc in 08'. I was hoping for that change after the redesign in 05'...and it hasn't happened...and probably won't until the next redesign.

    Disc brakes on motor vehicle manufacturers have been proven to be the safest method; however, today's designs have taken many years to perfect. The transition from drum brakes to disc brakes has taken a long time. Many manufacturers would mount front discs and drum rears. Why? Cost... first and for-most and also due to rear disc brakes being vulnerable from debris off the front wheels. Hugh advances in designs to protect the rear disc brakes of vehicles have been implemented on most vehicles over the past 10 years. Wheel designs on 4wd and off-road vehicles have been changed to have large off sets to cover and protect the disc brakes. However, what usually prevails 'ultimately' is cost....rear drums are still cheaper than disc.

     
  10. Jul 22, 2007 at 8:05 PM
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    Amsoil 0w-20 engine oil and Amsoil Full synthetic 75w-90 in the Transmission, transfer case, front and rear Differentials. AFE Cold Air Intake
    Hey thats pretty cool too bad its $900.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2007 at 9:14 PM
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    chevy just went back to drum breaks in the rear on the 07 1500's we have a 2000 that has disk for a truck doesnt matter really unless it is a sport model like the z runner that would be nice to have disk all the way around on that
     
  12. Jul 23, 2007 at 4:45 AM
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    Has anyone installed this kit? Any feedback on what they think?
     
  13. Jul 23, 2007 at 1:43 PM
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    so the drum will do fine on stopping the truck? but just a cheaper way to do it. I like to work my vehicle myself sometimes. I dont know how to do well on drum with the brakes expanding to the rotors.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    4 real this is a huge step back, No matter what the experts say 4 disc are bet for stoppage that drum brake. I have been search for a convertion kit for soooo long i think that some off the market brakes company should invest in this thought
     
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    There is precisely no reason to have disks on the back of our trucks other than the fact that you might think they're better (for this application) or they look better. Or it sounds better when you say, "I've got disks on the back of my truck." Most of the braking action comes from your front brakes. The drums, old as they are, are completely adequate.

    I sold my first gen ('96) with about 150,000 miles on it. It had the original drum brakes on the back. That tells you something about the load put on them. Granted, the new LSD, etc. may put more load on them now, but that's only going to be maybe one mile out of a hundred, so to speak.

    So. There. I said it. Now I'm stickin' to it.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    I do not agree with that at all. The folks who HAVE converted the rears on this have not been happy with the results.

    This^


    And OBTW- This is a 2+ year old thread......
     
  17. Feb 25, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    Well i disagree with both u guys, yes a truck may do most of it's braking in the front but the rear disc would help with a more stablelized braking through out the vehicle. Trust me i no I have a 91 Tercel rear drums brakes, were i did an axe swap 2 rear disc an now it has a more even stop, plus shorter stopping distance and better control when stopping, rear drums are a pain in the ass to change, Cheap Ass move from a classickal car company, my car is 19 years old even I did an upgrade
     
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