Toyota MinutesMods on 4x4Wire

Toyota Minute Mod - Tacoma Rear Brake Hose


Welcome to 4x4Wire! You, your 4x4, and Access... Short Cuts
More on 4x4Wire: 4x4 Tech | 4x4 Reviews | Destinations | 4x4 Access
More 4x4 Tech 4x4Wire: Jeep Tech | Jeep Projects | Jeep News | Jeep Reviews | Jeep Gallery
Toyota FAQ | Toyota Projects | Toyota Maintenance | Toyota 4Runner | Toyota Tech | Hot Toy | Insider
Mitsubishi on 4x4Wire | Mitsubishi Projects | Mitsubishi Reviews | Mitsubishi Tech
Intro | Isuzu News | Isuzu Tech | Isuzu Events | 4x4Wire Gallery


By: Mark Griese - 10/03

The rear brake hose on the Tacoma is just long enough for the stock leaf spring and shock setup. If you plan on adding a rear lift, the greater rear articulation can easily over-stretch the hose and cause it to tear, resulting in a dangerous loss of your brake fluid. This is a common problem when adding aftermarket leafs, shocks, or shackles. So don't forget to check for this while installing the lift. If your hose comes up short, there are a couple of different ways to address it before heading out to the trail for the first test of the new lift.

In the first picture below, the axle is dropped to the limit of the factory TRD shock, but in the second picture the shock is disconnected and the axle is dropped another two inches to simulate longer shocks. This shows how easily the hose stretches past a safe limit when adding a lift.


Stock Hose Length Shock Disconnected

A simple and inexpensive way to increase the available length is to add a second factory hose to the existing one. Your local dealer or auto parts store should have these in stock. The fittings at the ends of the hose are such that they can be connected together without modification or leakage.

Installation


Clean excess dirt Remove spring clip Remove lower fitting

The only consideration when using this method is the slack of the extra hose length must be prevented from rubbing on any part of the rear suspension. Attaching a light weight spring from the hose to the underside of the bed works well to keep the hose up and out of the way.

Finished installation Light weight spring Hose attachment

The other option for a solution is to purchase an aftermarket braided stainless steel hose. Several suppliers offer them. The one I picked used standard fittings on both ends which required adapters to convert back to the metric threads. Because of differences in the upper adapter, I had to fabricate a thin spacer to be able to reuse the factory u-shaped clip. If you choose this method, ask about the upper mount ahead of time so there are no surprises.


Braided stainless steel hose Shim for hose adapter

Related Links

Trending on 4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums

New Topics on TrailTalk
Jeep Wrangler Fluid Capacities
by 4x4Wire - 09/20/19 02:53 PM
6g72 3.0 v6 = NH or NF or NG ??
by polar - 09/20/19 11:18 AM
New NGK Plugs! What Gap for 3.0 v6?
by polar - 09/19/19 11:17 PM
WTB - GEN1 Montero Drivers Door Hinges & Door
by chadzeilenga - 09/18/19 03:10 AM
GEN1 Drivers Door Sprung
by chadzeilenga - 09/18/19 03:08 AM
Recent Posts on TrailTalk
Jeep Wrangler Fluid Capacities
by 4x4Wire - 09/20/19 02:53 PM
6g72 3.0 v6 = NH or NF or NG ??
by polar - 09/20/19 11:18 AM
GEN1 Drivers Door Sprung
by chadzeilenga - 09/20/19 01:54 AM
New NGK Plugs! What Gap for 3.0 v6?
by polar - 09/19/19 11:17 PM
Rear Raider Wiper not Working
by polar - 09/19/19 11:14 PM
WTB - GEN1 Montero Drivers Door Hinges & Door
by chadzeilenga - 09/18/19 03:10 AM

OutdoorWire Websites

OutdoorWire

OutdoorWire

Portal page for OutdoorWire Access and Landuse Central Read More
4x4Voice

4x4Voice

California off road recreation news and information Read More
MUIRNet News

MUIRNet News

News and information about issues affecting outdoor recreation Read More
4x4Wire

4x4Wire

Off road recreation and 4x4 Technical news and information Read More
TrailTalk

TrailTalk

4x4Wire TrailTalk Forums for a variety of 4x4 tech information Read More

4x4Wire Tech Section

Jeep 4x4 Tech

Jeep 4x4 Tech

Jeep Tech from JeepWire - Mods, Maintenance, Tech and more... Read More
Isuzu 4x4 Tech

Isuzu 4x4 Tech

Isuzu Tech from 4x4Wire - Mods, Maintenance, Tech and more... Read More






4x4Wire Social:

| 4x4Wire on FaceBook | Google+4x4Wire on Google+|


OutdoorWire, 4x4Wire, JeepWire, TrailTalk, MUIRNet-News, and 4x4Voice are all trademarks and publications of OutdoorWire, Inc. and MUIRNet Consulting.
Copyright (c) 1999-2017 OutdoorWire, Inc and MUIRNet Consulting - All Rights Reserved, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without express written permission
You may link freely to this site, but no further use is allowed without the express written permission of the owner of this material.
All corporate trademarks are the property of their respective owners.