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Holy crap this truck can stop on a dime!!

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. Apr 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM
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    csuviper

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    Impressed by the stopping power of this heavy truck.
    Was driving this weekend and had the truck in front of me slam on its brakes. I was going faster as I was catching up after a stop light. The speed of the road was 50mph. When the truck stopped hard in front of me I hit the brakes and got myself ready to swerve if needed. But to my amazement the truck stopped quick. So quick in fact that I had to let up on the brake to coast closer. The ABS kicked in and worked great so no locked up brakes and tire smoke.

    What are your opinions of the brakes on these heavy 2nd gen and 3rd gen trucks?
     
  2. Apr 22, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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    Sean266

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    I've done that on 70/Kipling...if you've traveled that freeway u know that exit can stop traffic in the exit lane in a heartbeat...even with the bigger tires, it stopped no problem.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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    Keep in mind that your truck's brakes are designed to stop your rig reasonably quickly under a load. When you truck is not under load (no heavy trailer etc) the breaking is phenomenal. So keep that in mind when you're hauling stuff as it wont stop on a dime.
     
  4. Apr 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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    mike.D1Esel

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    That's still some good information to know!
     
  5. Apr 23, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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    Chas of MRT

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    They are pretty awesome for factory brakes. Huge rotors and calipers. They work even better with upgraded pads and stainless steel brake lines!
     
  6. Apr 23, 2014 at 4:35 PM
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    Still stops great with a payload of 3,400 lbs
     
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  7. Apr 23, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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    My Subaru Impreza with twin pistons has amazing brakes. Better than my Tacoma TRD.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2014 at 7:46 PM
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    I have been driving mine like there is an egg under each pedal, fortunately i haven't had to mash the brakes yet. But all the research I did suggests these big trucks stop better than the competition. Definitely an impressive truck.
     
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