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Old 01-28-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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See my original post towards the bottom about 2008 Toyota Tacoma 4WD.

I have decided to get the REMCO disconnect and tow (4) wheels down. Brake Buddy just admitted to me though that what US Gear has posted on its site that the Brake Buddy "SHOULD NOT" be used on Toyota Tacoma(mines 2008) since they come equipped with "electic hydro boost brakes" which means you have ABS/power brakes even when the engine is not running. Tech said they could not lower/raise their sensitivity low/high enough to not guarantee that the brakes wouldn't burn up or engage at the wrong time or not engage at the right time, SO

Solicting inputs on your experiences with US Gear or SMI and cost/man hours of installations of either system by a TRAINED tech. I don't tug on superman's cape and I don't mess with braking systems as I want to live long enough to spend my kids inheritance.

Thanks in advance for your responses.


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Old 01-28-2009, 09:35 AM   #2
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The SMI Stay-in-Play cost me $1495 installed in Eugene, OR last summer. I believe they were installing for $1000 at the FMCA rally in Pomona last February.

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Roadmaster has a brake pressure reducer for their Brakemaster system. It is used with vehicles that have the continuous power assist (and also for vehicle that do not have power brakes). More info here:


Brake Pressure Reducer Instructions

You can call Brakemaster Tech Support and discuss the use of their brake with electric hydro-boost systems like your Toyota. There are several vehicles that have similar systems and use the pressure reducer feature.
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