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Jeff Wanamog
10-27-2011, 11:47 PM
My rig is a little on the heavy side. 2010 Tacoma DC/LB and I carry a Four Wheel Camper.
I also have a 2003 4runner. The difference in brakes between the 2010 Tacoma and the 4runner is amazing. I have changed the front rotors, pads and brake lines on the Tacoma, it helped but I need more.
I have found a 2004 4runner rear axle for sale and I am gathering information to see if I want to swap the axle into my Tacoma to add rear disk brakes. I know there are people that sell kits to add rear disk brakes, but I want to stay with Toyota parts and keep my parking brakes.
My question is about the tone rings on the 4runner axle, short of pulling both of the axles apart, I need to find out if the two axles have the same amount of tone ring pulses. I want to be able to make the swap look like it came from the factory that way and don't want to lose my ABS.
Thanks for the help.

Jeff

zolo
10-27-2011, 11:52 PM
So you are gonna swap the leafs for the coils, Doesn't the 04 4Runner have a 4 link in the back with coils?

Jeff Wanamog
10-28-2011, 12:41 AM
That part is kids stuff to me.:Wow1:

Actually, the four link brackets will come off and spring perches will weld on.

Jeff

juicebox
10-28-2011, 06:49 AM
What about the Trail-Gear Tacoma disc brake kit (http://www.trail-gear.com/brakes)?

I know you said you wanted to stay with Toyota OEM parts, but I thought it might be a viable option for you.

Edit- I just saw that it's only for the 95-04...

Jeff Wanamog
10-28-2011, 01:12 PM
Even though I could probably make them fit, the fact that you loose the ABS and parking brake is exactly what I am trying to avoid. Also they use a custom rotor.
I really want the truck to seem like it came with four wheel disk brakes from the factory.
Thank you though for the idea.

Jeff