rear disc brakes

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by dwayne.surrat, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

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  3. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Yeah, its been discussed for years.
    Why do u need rear discs?

    Theres not much weight in the back, does it come with a new master cylinder?

    Comically most the kits EXTENDED stopping distances lol.
     
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  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Not worth it unless you are going to road race.
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    Just easier to work on, I think it looks better too. I know people say rear disc brakes are not that good but I did a set on my ranger and it stops a lot better now and I didn’t change the valve to go to disc yet IMG_2600.JPG
     
  6. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Theres just a bunch of plastic back there.
    Abs whirlwind
     
  7. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    You already posted the stock drums lasted 115 thousand miles....
    Rotors and pads wont do that lol.

    I think ur gunna make more work for yourself compared to the $230 rear drum job erry 100k miles.
     
  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    A grand plus the master cylinder just isn’t worth it to me to make the brakes easier to change. Drums really aren’t that hard to work with.
     
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  9. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    That would get his rear drums through another, half million miles Nancy
     
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    dwayne.surrat

    dwayne.surrat Well-Known Member

    Yeah I was just thinking but my truck would have around 200,000+ miles by the time they need to get replaced and I may just get a new truck by then
     
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  11. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Probably will still be good and it’s a 3rd member so the housing stays in the truck.
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I’m with @Bojangles and @whippersnapper02. Rear drums are tried and true. They aren’t that hard to work on and as long as they last you can take them to a shop for that matter and still not go broke. But each to their own man.
    If you do it let us know how it goes and post pics. A lot of people are interested in the conversion to disc brakes.
     
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  13. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Just changed the shoes and wheel cylinders today on my buddy’s 82 SR5. $9 each for the wheel cylinders, around $30 for both sets of shoes, 1.5 hrs of dicking around and good for another 35 years I guess. Ha!
     
  14. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That’s awesome. That’s why I love drum rears.
     
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  15. Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    I’m looking for a kit to make mine 4 corner drums. By default, disc brakes are easier to work on.... because they always need more work.
     
  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Front and rear drums? I’m sure you can put a Model T braking kit on there!
     
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  17. Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    I had a 74 J 10 with drums all the way around. They sucked until I put a vacuum assist booster on it, then it was awesome. I think the surface area of the friction performs better than sandwiching a rotor between two pads
     
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  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I like to sandwich my rotor between 2 pads just not in the rear :D
     
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  19. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

     
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  20. Atomic Diesel

    Atomic Diesel Well-Known Member

    Don’t knock it til you try it;)
     
  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Hotdog!!
     
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