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Upgrade In Brakes?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WATacoRider, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Oct 9, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    WATacoRider

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    so I have the OEM brakes on my TRD Sport. Towing my old Lund boat was a breeze, since the package weigh roughly 5-600lbs at most. And with a full bed of camping gear, going and stopping with no problem.


    But with my newer boat, I definately feel the lack of brakes... The package weighs roughly ~1700-1800lbs and slowing down at times make me nervous.

    Original brakes with 44K miles. What to get?
     
  2. Oct 9, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    I would just upgrade the front to Wilwood 6 Piston Calipers and the rear to 4 Piston Calipers...but that cost tons of $$$...

    cheapest route is to get stainless steel brake lines, DBA 4000 Series Slotted Rotors <-click for link, Endless S-Four DOT 4 Brake Fluid <-click for link...those are what I have picked up for now until I got enough $$$ to do a full front/rear upgrade...:thumbsup:

    hope that helps you out...
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    I dont want any slots or crossdrill. They wear down pads and generally doesnt improve performance.

    I was thinking of some SS lines, some kind of pad and maybe new rotors if need be. But so many to choose from. I would like silent brakes too.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    always heard good things about hawk pads
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:35 AM
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    Besides Hawk pads, a lot of people said the SS lines make a big difference.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:38 AM
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    I am now towing a 20' Skeeter bassboat (5000#). With gear and otherwise I'm close to the limit.

    I would not shy away from a set of slotted and cross-drilled rotors, when it comes time to replace the O.E. The absolute BEST thing you could do first is replace the brake lines with braided stainless units. I did mine when I lifted my truck (3") and it was night and day difference.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    I would stay away from cross drilled...They can crack under quick heat/cool cycles (like driving down hill into water on the trails...) but slotted do improve heat control which is at least part of the heavy load braking problem.
    Start with pads, SS lines, and DOT4 and go from there. If you still don't like it- Try rotors. Then try to rebuild the system.

    Does your new boat trailer have trailer brakes??
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 6:19 AM
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    Not sure where you are at with trailer brakes / Controller. The better ones have 4 modes or so for braking based on the weights %s and dual pendulums for accurate voltage inputs. If not part of the issue then never mind.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    For those who upgraded to stainless lines, did you use Goodridge or Russell?I have Russell on my bike with no complaints.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    My bike has goodridge and a set waiting to go on the truck. Tecknafit for my scion.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    Where'd you end up buying them? I found a set on Autoanything, along with Hawk pads but haven't searched too seriously as I won't do this for a few more months most likely.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    I got the ones for the truck thru Wheelers Offroad as part of all the lift stuff I ordered.
     
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