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    I'm interested in converting my rear drums to disc brakes on a 2002 Tundra 4X4. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Did you ever persue the conversion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffnstuff View Post
    Did you ever pursue the conversion?
    Same question from me. Anyone do a rear disk conversion and can you really tell the difference? Do it again for the money?
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    Default Re: rear disc brake conversion kits

    What's the benefit to this conversion? Better braking, easier pad changes? How would it be affected by water for boat launches--disc or drums better?

    Also, didn't the Sequoia have rear disc brakes? Would they be bolt-on replacements, and would junkyard calipers be cheaper than the $1000 that SOS wants for their kit?

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    Default Re: rear disc brake conversion kits, WHY???

    Hey to all, Having had a 2000 SR5 V-8, (changed out the rotors on that truck and made a great difference) and now a 2005 DC 4WD V-8, Which I just changed to slotted and drilled rotors and Power stop pads, from Brakemotive [e-bay] for $109 and free shipping.

    Any way my whole point in writing is WHY do a rear disc brake conversation when 70% plus of your stopping power is in the front? I could think of a lot better ways to spend a $1000 (SOS kit). Good luck to all with your brakes....... CSM-H

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    Default Re: rear disc brake conversion kits

    It is 70% front - 30% rear, when your talking about drums.

    It is 60% front - 40% rear, when considering rotors.

    With that said, when you convert from drums to rotors, will the system automatically change from 70/30 to 60/40? I am not sure, and if it does, then the braking is more efficient, making the swap worth it.

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    Freshwhite T, I would have to respectfully disagree....as the front rotors swapped to cross drilled and slotted are also going to increase the effective stopping power of the front, by what percent I do not know but it is better. As I said in the earlier post I don't believe a 10% increase in stopping power would be worth the $1000 plus spent.....Someone who knows brake and braking systems please chime in........CSM-H

    Quote Originally Posted by Freshwhite T View Post
    It is 70% front - 30% rear, when your talking about drums.

    It is 60% front - 40% rear, when considering rotors.

    With that said, when you convert from drums to rotors, will the system automatically change from 70/30 to 60/40? I am not sure, and if it does, then the braking is more efficient, making the swap worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h7009 View Post
    Freshwhite T, I would have to respectfully disagree....as the front rotors swapped to cross drilled and slotted are also going to increase the effective stopping power of the front, by what percent I do not know but it is better. As I said in the earlier post I don't believe a 10% increase in stopping power would be worth the $1000 plus spent.....Someone who knows brake and braking systems please chime in........CSM-H
    What does it cost to go to the slotted rotors? Do they work without upgrading the calipers?
    I saw the the big brake kit was 1400.00, TRD is 1900.00, so $1K for the back doesn't look bad for 4 wheel disks.
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    blurooster, I was wondering when someone would ask....I have a 2005 SR5 DC 4wd....I got my Slotted/cross drilled rotors and ceramic [powerslot] pads shipped to the house for $109 TOTAL......go to e-bay, look up brakes for your 2005 and look for the "Brakemotive" ad. It was such a good deal I bought a 4 wheel set for my 04 Toyota Camry SE V-6 for $199...thats ALL four wheel rotors (slotted and cross drilled) and ceramic pads.....They work excellant on both applications.......Good luck, CSM-H

    Quote Originally Posted by blurooster View Post
    What does it cost to go to the slotted rotors? Do they work without upgrading the calipers?
    I saw the the big brake kit was 1400.00, TRD is 1900.00, so $1K for the back doesn't look bad for 4 wheel disks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h7009 View Post
    Freshwhite T, I would have to respectfully disagree....as the front rotors swapped to cross drilled and slotted are also going to increase the effective stopping power of the front, by what percent I do not know but it is better. As I said in the earlier post I don't believe a 10% increase in stopping power would be worth the $1000 plus spent.....Someone who knows brake and braking systems please chime in........CSM-H
    I am certainly no brake expert, so let me rephrase what I meant.

    I have been told that front disc rear drum are a 70/30 split. And 4 wheel disc are a 60/40 split.

    What I meant to imply, is that I personally see the logic behind there being greater efficiency, with improved brake distribution.

    Also, this is with all stock pads, rotors, drums, etc.

    I would much rather have 4 wheel disc brakes than rear drums. I hate drum brakes!!

    Is there a cost/ benefit? Probably not for the average driver. You don't need to have disc brakes in the rear, but if I could afford it, I would do it.

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    hi i talked to 2 people who bought from ebay already drilled & slotted & pads. both were worse than stock on there 05 & 06. so they switched back. i guess the point it you get what you pay for.
    my EBC front disc pads list for $150.
    so getting rotors & pads for 109 shipped. either you got a great deal, or you will soon find out, that they aren't up to par.
    also the guy said they started to crack within 6 months.
    the other guy, said his pads came apart. the pad come off the steel. he noticed a horrible sound.
    when he lifted it & turned the wheel, he heard the sound. so he took the wheel off, & caliper ,on to find the pad came apart.
    beware of what you are buying,& where it came from. brakes are very important, steering, & tires to.
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    Default Re: rear disc brake conversion kits

    Try BrakePerfomance.com

    I have had my drilled and slotted installed for a month and I see a big difference!!
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