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New Member - Aloha!

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by PekingDuc, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. PekingDuc

    PekingDuc

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    Hi everyone,

    I finally got around to joining the forum. The 2000 LC I have now is actually the 2nd one I've owned (had a '98). I'm also a huge Toyota nut having owned Tacomas, Previas, Tundras, AE86, and now also a '91 MR2 Turbo. I haven't owned a TT Supra (yet).

    So now that I've finally joined, here's my first question (tried a quick search first):

    Why do the brakes on my LC get progressively stronger when I slow down? I noticed this on my '98 as well. I usually have to let go of the pedal when I near a deadstop.
     
  2. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    Welcome!

    from HI I take it? :)
     
  3. PekingDuc

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    Thanks. Grew up in Honolulu, HI but am now living in Virginia.
     
  4. KathmanduCruiser

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    Don't know the answer to your question. But....




    Welcome!!! The mud way! :flipoff2:
     
  5. PekingDuc

    PekingDuc

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    You think I'm #1 too? Thanks.
     
  6. KathmanduCruiser

    KathmanduCruiser

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    Number one. That too - twice.
     
  7. calbo

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    Welcome Duc! Yes, I feel the same braking behavior as you do. It's like there's a good bite just as the tires completely stop rotating.

    Dunno what causes it, but I'm curious to hear from others.
     
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    Welcome! The 100 has excellent brakes - I suppose it is the lack of fade you feel coming to a stop.

    I am still driving a 94 Previa LE/SC with 234K miles on it. Running nice.
     
  9. PekingDuc

    PekingDuc

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    Never owned a SC Previa but did have a AWD '91. Cool vans. I had the secondary driveshaft needing replacement. Pricey.

    As for the brakes on my 2000 LC, it almost feels like the brake booster goes into overdrive as I slow down. Feels strong but I'm wondering if Toyota did that because of the heft?
     
  10. LoadCoil

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    I have noticed that the brakes get stronger as you slow to almost a stop too. I just thought it might be the newer brakes that were replaced and it was something that would either go away or I would have to learn to live with it. I had no idea it was something common. I am used to it now so no big deal.