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Rear Drum Clearance/Cooling

Old 12-27-2018, 08:58 PM
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Rear Drum Clearance/Cooling

This coming spring I will be embarking on a Tacoma width SAS swap paired with a Taco rear axle. My question is, I test fitted the factory 15 in rim on the Tacoma axle and there is about 1/2 an inch of clearance between the drum and the rim... the drum pretty much fills up the entire rim... should I be worried about this impacting cooling/brake fade? In other words, do I need to upgrade to a 16 in or 17 in rim?

My driving style doesn't typically involve frequent hard braking, so I'm thinking I should be ok. Thought I'd put this out there to see what others have to say.

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My Tacoma has 15's and I don't have a problem. It was a stock wheel size. Just make sure the LSPV is adjusted properly.
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