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What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« on: Jan 26, 2007, 06:53:54 AM »
What is my best option to upgrade my stock 93 pickup brakes? I know of rear disk conv. and Hydroboost, but I dont know much yet about either. I run 37X14.5 and V8 and tow stuff. Thanks :wave:

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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2007, 08:44:19 AM »
What size is your master cylinder?
Maybe switch to a Chevrolet master cylinder...

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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2007, 12:30:16 PM »
stock 4cyl 93 pickup, but I dont understand...

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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26, 2007, 12:34:43 PM »
the reason he asked about the master cylinder is toyotas have smaller bores, meaning less fluid can be moved, if you upgrade to a larger master cylinder from somehting else, it dramatically improves response, and feel
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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 26, 2007, 02:00:57 PM »
even with stock disk/drum combo? or just disk/disk

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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 28, 2007, 12:05:05 AM »
you need to go disks in the back to be able to put the larger MC to use...
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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 28, 2007, 11:46:18 AM »
If you want an EASY upgrade look for some "performance friction" pads.  These should have better friction coeficient than OEM types.  I am trying to find some to fit my '80.  I will let you all know how the search goes. :crossed:

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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 02, 2007, 01:18:46 PM »
fj80 master cylinder has 1" bore marlin sells them, also v6 calipers up front, marlin sells those to. You might want to put electric brakes on anything over 3500 lbs and a brake controller, anytime you tow anything that is equal to or greater than the weight of what your towing it with you need the trailer to slow itself down.
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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 02, 2007, 01:26:31 PM »
In all honesty if you tow buy a fullsize. But rear disc swaps and bigger master cylinders are common and easy. There are ways to increase the braking but you still wont have a good hauler for anything bigger than a boat.
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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 2007, 03:37:47 PM »
why brakes? 

brakes are for wimps!

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Re: What is the best way to upgrade brakes?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 09, 2007, 05:17:09 PM »
In all honesty if you tow buy a fullsize. But rear disc swaps and bigger master cylinders are common and easy. There are ways to increase the braking but you still wont have a good hauler for anything bigger than a boat.

yes, tow with a big truck :therethere:

Do not get the bigger master cylinder with stock calipers and drum brakes.  The larger mc will LOWER  :yikes: your mechanical advantage.  This means you will have to push the pedal harder to slow at an equal rate compared to stock.  The bigger mc will only be an improvement with rear discs and/or calipers with way bigger pistons (surface area)

 
 
 
 
 

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