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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
The fact the Tacomas are smaller than the Tundra and T-100 have perks.

I have a rear lift and really need a longer brake line. I can get away with the stock one if I don't get wild. I've priced the aftermarket ones and just didn't want to fool with it or shell out $40 for something that isn't broke. Well, I got to thinking today, since I'm running some other 'custom' projects around my head...
(all part's brands were picked for their measurements and autozone lists the sizes and/or fittings of most things when no one else does)

ToyTec is 20", Tundra w/out ABS is 20.25", stock Taco is 15.5".

$40 here

$21 here for the Tundra one

The stocker for reference

The eyes on the T-100s have a smaller rubber, but it can be greased and reasonably forced on with the bolt that holds the shock on. The Tacomas are actually side specific and the T-100s are not. Doesn't really matter that much. But a T-100 would be more than a 2" rear lift puts up.

The stock rear shocks are: compressed-13.52", extended-21.79", 8.27" stroke

The T-100s are: compressed-14.88", extended-24.9", 10.02" stroke

Simple, cheap, and effective. I'll probably come up with more some other day. A larger alternator is my next OEM+ to look into.

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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
A little bit on the front brake OEM+

Tacoma caliper
vs Tundra caliper

The Tundra caliper is heavier and has 4 pistons, as does the Tacoma. But it uses a bigger brake pad and the pistons are bigger. Bigger pistons equals more hydraulic force. More hydraulic force to bigger pads equals more clamping force, or stopping power.

Tacoma disc

vs Tundra disc

The Tundra disc is 6mm thicker, has a 22 mm larger OD, and a 1mm farther seat towards center for the brake pad than the Tacoma. I'm no mathmatoligist, but that's way more rotational surface area for the increased clamping force and pad. Also, way more to dissipate heat.

Tacoma hose

vs Tundra hose

The actual calipers require different fittings to connect the hose to. What I've read suggested people swap the fittings and put the banjo fitting from the Tacoma caliper onto the Tundra caliper. Several of the DIYs I read stated that they had problems doing so. For an additional $25, why not just get two new hoses that you know will work. Leak free.
$368 total from AutoZone, with $50-80 core charge back. Depending on how they charge you for returning different sized parts for core. Or you could just not tell them they're different and get the $80 back. Grand totaling to around $288+tax. You should be able to do this from a junk yard or online purchase for even cheaper and retain you Tacoma parts for fleaBay or Craigslist.

The OEM+ alternators.
Don't know the specifics aside from it's 30 more amps(100 vs. 70), bigger, and a different look. But it's an offset bolt pattern that may actually be the same distance apart since it has a bigger body. Longer bolts would be required, too.


vs Tundra

It has the same electrical connector as the Tacoma one does. Ima see if I can get them to put the two side by side one day.
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