4 wheel disc brakes

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Bobb, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

  1. Bobb

    Bobb Member

    Everybody knows disc brakes are superior to drums. They even put 4 wheel discs on the Prius, why wouldn’t they put them on the Tacoma? What possible reason could there be? I can think of good reasons to start putting them on the Tacoma!
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    The rear drums work just fine though and most of your braking is done by the front. Toyota has never given a real answer to the question but in the end I’m sure it’s cost.
     
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  4. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure they had this debate on TW (in fact I know they did ) & IIRC it ended with 2 bans, a locked thread & a lot of butt hurt lol...
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    That’s hilarious to me because those that got butthurt don’t even work on their own vehicles but they say drums are hard to work on.
     
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  6. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Haha, no shit huh
     
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  7. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Granted, disc are alot easier to work on & adjusting the rears can be a pain in the ass but since roughly 80-85% of stopping power is from the front seems a non issue & just comes down to preference
     
  8. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Now where the hell is my 4 wheel disc'd diesel tacoma ?? haha
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Once you’ve done a drum or two they aren’t that bad to work on. They last a long time so it’s not like your doing it every few months. I would have loved to be eating fritters and watching that thread.
     
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  10. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's just remembering which way to spin the adjuster, I finally learned to scratch a little direction arrow on the backing plate so I'd know next time ...
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    The little hacks of life.
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I don’t have nothing against drum brakes. They’re tried and true. They don’t require changing near as much.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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  13. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Yep some of those threads were pretty entertaining to watch...
     
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’ve read some but I’m not a member so I wasn’t watching them unfold. I still got some good laughs. Even reading some of the old threads here I laugh. Some people get so :mad: over oil, filters, lifts and tires.
     
  15. 13SCOR

    13SCOR New Member

    YouTube has a video where one of the reps answers that question - something about drums are better at keeping the water and mud off.
     
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  16. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Then we would all have issue with the fronts not working.
     
  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    o_O
     
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  18. 13SCOR

    13SCOR New Member

    Here is link. About 4 minutes in he answers question:

     
  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    All I hear is excuses.:D
     
  20. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    Think whippersnapper is right. Sounds like a money things for Toyota. But my truck has over 200k miles and I've never touched the rear drums. My truck stops just fine. In a way I prefer drums, just because they last so long lol.
     
  21. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    All this debate on which is better makes me want to start a thread on under torqued U bolts...
     

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