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Will Bigger Tires Affect My Vehicle’s ABS?

ABS

A lot of off-roaders worry that upgrading to bigger tires will affect their ABS system, and cause it to not work as it should. We’re here to tell you that your ABS system will be fine (for the most part — read on to find out more) if you upgrade to bigger tires. However, you…

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Do I Need To Upgrade My Brakes If I’m Running On Big Tires?

Jeeps

If you’ve upgraded to bigger wheels/tires or you’re just thinking about it, you might be wondering if this change will impact your vehicle’s braking performance. The short answer is yes. Bigger wheels and tires will impact braking performance. In this article we’ll talk about how bigger wheels and tires reduce your truck’s ability to stop,…

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Is There a Big Brake Kit for Tacomas?

Tacoma kit

If you have a Tacoma, chances are you have a lot of reasons to want a big brake kit. Toyota equipped the Tacoma with brakes that are suitable for unloaded, around town use, because that is how a lot of people use Tacomas. However, many people also use Tacomas in ways where better brakes would…

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When Will Tacoma Rear Drums Need New Shoes?

The Toyota Tacoma is one of the very few vehicles you can buy today with rear drum brakes. It’s certainly the only big volume seller that has them. If you’re lucky enough to own a Tacoma, you might be wondering when it’s time to replace its drum shoes. This guide has all the information you…

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How to Replace Brake Pads

Replacing brake pads is something many people hesitate to do because they don’t want to do something wrong that causes brake failure. But’s it’s actually easy to very confidently replace pads with a few simple instructions. Brakes are designed in a way that makes it hard to do the job incorrectly. You can definitely do…

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How Do I Know When It’s Time To Replace My Brake Pads?

Worn pads

Having the correct brake pads on your vehicle and ensuring that they’re still in good shape is important when it comes to towing or off-road driving. Since heavy braking is involved, worn out brake pads can easily damage the rotors and drastically reduce your truck’s braking power. That’s why it’s important to check your brake…

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How Heavier Wheels and Tires Impact Braking Distance

Are you adding a set of wheels and tires to your vehicle that are heavier than stock? If so, you might be wondering how they will impact the performance of your brake system. In this article, we’ll explain: Why wheel and tire weight has an impact on brake performance What math shows with regards to…

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A Disc Brake Inspection Guide

Disc brakes

Your truck’s disc brake system plays a big role in road safety. That’s why every truck owner should maintain their brake system on a regular basis. If you have oversized tires, you will wear out your brakes more quickly than a truck with stock tires would. That’s why trucks with larger tires should have the…

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How to Thoroughly Inspect Your Brake Rotors

Brake rotors

If you suspect that one of your rotors has gone bad, here’s a way to save money: inspect the rotors yourself instead of paying a shop to do it. It’s pretty easy to evaluate the condition of your brake rotors if you have all the right tools and this guide. Basically, the inspection process involves…

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How to Inspect Disc Brake Calipers on a Jeep or Tacoma

Jeep Caliper

Like all car parts, brake calipers don’t last forever. If you’ve got more than 100K miles on a set of calipers, they probably need to be replaced. If you live in the salt belt (the northeast and upper midwest regions in the US), you’ll likely need to replace your calipers sooner. The best way to…

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