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Last weekend i took my truck out on it's mayden voyage with the Dana 44 front axle. i don't know if i am just use to the stock Tacoma brakes, but these brakes suck compared to the stock Toy brakes.... are any of you using a different caliper? or Different Master Cylender to make up the Difference???
 

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I've heard the same. AllPro sells an FJ80 master cylinder that is pretty much (or is) new. Yogi bought new calipers. I wonder if he has same problem.
 

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Originally posted by BigBadBob:
<STRONG>I've heard the same. AllPro sells an FJ80 master cylinder that is pretty much (or is) new. Yogi bought new calipers. I wonder if he has same problem.</STRONG>
I stil need to send him a message....
 

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You should try driving my truck w/ a D60 and a D44. It doesnt stop too easily.
The FJ-80 cylinder has a larger bore. You should also look at a Tundra cylinder. Im sure its larger as well.
 

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What kind of brake lines. SS lines will help firm up the pedal.
 

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Ive also seen people use a F-350 master cylider! Talk about overkill! Said he can lock up the 36x14"s without even trying!! <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
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Do these master cyclinders adapt easily?? How hard would it be to put one of these bad boys in my 85??
 

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Before you go out and find a different MC, try bleeding and re-bleeding the whole brake system (all 5 bleeders and possibly the MC) in the factory recommended order. It took me a few tries to get all the air out after my 44 swap.

FWIW, my brakes (after they were fully bled), are better (firmer) now than they ever were w/ the IFS (keep in mind this is compared to my '86 "4cyl" calipers and 13/16" MC). I put in a 1" bore MC from a '92-ish V6 truck... I'd assume your taco already has a 1" bore.

Complaints of soft brakes after a 44 swap seem to be fairly common. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

I can't "easily" lock up the tires, but it can be done...
 

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Originally posted by NorcalVP:
<STRONG>Last weekend i took my truck out on it's mayden voyage with the Dana 44 front axle. i don't know if i am just use to the stock Tacoma brakes, but these brakes suck compared to the stock Toy brakes.... are any of you using a different caliper? or Different Master Cylender to make up the Difference???</STRONG>

Hey.. I noticed that my brakes were kinda soft after the swap. But I had only installed the front SS brake lines. After I insalled the rear SS brake line and reblead the braks they got much better! My truck stops great. The pedal is a little softer than the stock calipers... but its stops just the same if not better!

Yogi
 
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