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Toyota Tacoma Brake Upgrade Performance Test

Toyota Tacoma Brake Upgrade Performance

Is it worth upgrading the brakes on your Toyota Tacoma?

When it comes to enhancing your Tacoma’s performance, especially with heavy upgrades, suspension modifications, bigger tires, or towing, the stock front brakes may fall short and hinder performance. Discover the aftermarket options available to upgrade your factory brakes in order to improve performance in the face of modifications and intense use. In this article, we will examine our test of the Alcon front brake upgrade kit for third-generation Toyota Tacomas and compare it to the stock brakes to determine if upgrading is worth it.

I. Introduction

– Highlight the limitations of the stock Tacoma brakes and their impact on performance.

– Address the relevance of the topic for Tacoma owners and the importance of considering brake upgrades.

– State the objective of the article: to test and evaluate the Alcon front brake upgrade kit.

II. The Stock Brake Test

– Describe the brake testing setup, which involved reaching 60mph and measuring the distance required to come to a complete stop without tire lock-up.

– Emphasize the weight of the Tacoma used in the test, which exceeded the stock weight by approximately 1,000 lbs.

– Share the results of the initial brake test, including the average stopping distance of multiple test runs.

III. Brake Performance and Challenges

– Discuss the occurrence of brake failure during the test due to a blown-out brake boot, likely caused by wear and tear and the pressure applied during heavy braking.

– Describe the correction of the rear brake issue and the completion of the remaining test runs.

– Present the average stopping distance of all test runs to provide a comprehensive understanding of the stock brake performance.

IV. Brake Fade Test

– Explain the concept of brake fade and its impact on braking effectiveness.

– Outline the methodology used to test brake fade, involving repeated acceleration and slowing to a stop until brake fade occurred.

– Share the number of runs required for brake fade to be noticeable with the stock Tacoma brakes.

V. Alcon Front Brake Upgrade Kit

– Introduce the Alcon front brake upgrade kit, detailing its components (rotors, six-piston calipers, brake pads, brackets, hardware, and stainless steel brake lines).

– Highlight the larger size and improved braking surface of the Alcon brakes compared to the stock brakes.

– Mention the minor modifications needed for proper fitment and the compatibility with 17″ wheels.

VI. Alcon Brake Performance Test

– Present the results of the brake test conducted with the Alcon brake kit, including the average stopping distance from 60mph and the significant improvement over the stock Tacoma brakes.

– Emphasize the potential real-world safety implications of the improved braking performance.

– Discuss the brake fade test results, indicating the substantial resistance to brake fade exhibited by the Alcon Tacoma kit.

VII. Conclusion and Recommendation

– Summarize the findings of the tests, highlighting the advantages of upgrading to the Alcon front brake kit.

– Reinforce the value proposition of the Alcon brakes by stating the improved performance and reduced risk of accidents.

– Encourage readers to watch the accompanying video for a visual demonstration of the Tacoma brake test.

– Provide a call-to-action, directing interested readers to the website where they can find the Alcon kit and other Tacoma modifications and accessories.

VIII. Closing

– Express the hope that the article has been informative and helpful.

– Extend an invitation for readers to reach out with any questions related to modifying their Toyota Tacoma.

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