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I know that is pretty much what they do on the Land Cruisers, it's killing me that nobody has done this yet! If you really wanted an e-brake, you could just put one on the rear drive line, it would be less work that the disk conversion that's for sure.
 

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Anyone (SAS'd or not) ever hear of doing a rear disc conversion using the stock Taco front rotors & calipers? Doesn't look like it'd be difficult except for fabricating the flange/bracketry to mount the caliper... Thoughts?
I had done this on the rear taco axle that has sinced been replaced with a D60. Besides fabricating brackets, you will either need to machine down the flanges of the rear axles to make them fit inside the rotors or machine the inside of the taco rotors to make them fit the flanges. I chose the former.
 

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Dick- I'm not too worried about the e-brake!
Shannon- do you have any pics of the brackets you fabbed up? I am really interested in seeing how feasable this is...
Don't have any pics, but Don has that axle sitting at his house. I'm sure if you catch him on a weekend he is home he could take some for you.
 

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Yeah, I guess so. If you got a crawler and a manual tranny or an auto you don't need no stinkin parking brakes.
 

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Well damn it!! You said thoughts so I brought up E brakes and that is a valid thought. After all, I didn't mention gold did I? LOL
 

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Yeah I suppse so.

BTW Mike is coming down tonight to collect the money. I'm gonna pee on his tires too. LOL
 

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I've been thinkin of rear discs for awhile on the Taco! I'm goin rear discs on my tracker this month. Just need the caliper mounting brackets and a plate for the discs to ride on (from Trail Tough), and then the front discs and calipers off a sammi, then just run a proportioning valve and a line lock for the e-brake!! I figure something of the sort could be done on the Taco's, cept maybe make a mechanical e-brake along with the line lock.
 

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Rear disc conversion..

Its been done! Go here and scroll down, this is my friend Chris's truck. Hes using calipers and rotors from the front of a tacoma.. it works really well.

http://www.dezertrangers.com/cgi-bin/ib/ikonboard.cgi?;act=ST;f=12;t=13370;st=0


valkyrie said:
Anyone (SAS'd or not) ever hear of doing a rear disc conversion using the stock Taco front rotors & calipers? Doesn't look like it'd be difficult except for fabricating the flange/bracketry to mount the caliper... Thoughts?
 

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yea but im still looking for a 100% bolt on solution, im thinking seqoiua rear brakes...
 

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valkyrie said:
Anyone (SAS'd or not) ever hear of doing a rear disc conversion using the stock Taco front rotors & calipers? Doesn't look like it'd be difficult except for fabricating the flange/bracketry to mount the caliper... Thoughts?
Chris try:
www.tsmmfg.com
Not exactly the parts you want to use but they sell a kit with the brackets.

Tim
 
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