Tacoma-to-Tundra Hard Brake Line Upgrade Kit

(39 customer reviews)


Create the perfect connection from a Tacoma to 13WL (or 13WE) calipers. Available with Gray, Red, or Blue stainless steel lines.

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Extended Stainless Steel Brake Lines for Long Travel
(gray or red only)
$15 (gray)
$15 (red)
If you have a long travel kit that uses the stock spindle, add these extended lines and enjoy bigger brakes.

  • Works with kits such as: Total Chaos +3.5", Solo Motorsports +3.5", or Camburg 3.5"
  • Also works with up to a 6" drop-bracket lift (e.g. Fabtech 6").

Note: do not purchase these extended lines if you have mid-travel, or up to a 4" lift/leveling kit on your Tacoma or 4Runner. The longer lines will get in the way of your suspension components; the standard lines will work perfectly for you.

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Extended Rear Brake Line $42.49
Looking to replace your rear brake line with a high-quality extended line as well? This is the most versatile line available, cheaper than the competition. (more info)
Add at Checkout Shipping to Canada $34.99
Live north of the border? I can ship to Canada, but it's not cheap (sorry!).

If you're working on a Tundra brake upgrade for your 1st gen (96-04) Tacoma, one of the things you'll need to decide is whether you want to run a soft line all the way to the caliper (as is done with stock Tacoma calipers) or if you want to swap the lines to match the Tundra - where a hard line makes the final connection to the caliper.

I wrestled with this too, and it's worth reading why it's important to do this right - that is, to convert the caliper line to a hard line - which is written up in Making It Right: Tacoma-to-Tundra Brake Upgrade.

Until now, the only option to convert to soft+hard lines was the LCE kit at $180 or so shipped (to the lower 48). That's a ton of money for some brake lines, so I'm now offering an equivalent kit for a total of $125, shipped.

This hard line kit now contains all the necessary parts including the soft lines, but does not include or require a rear brake line - saving you even more money.

The kit includes:

  • Two hard lines, bent to fit between a 13WL caliper and the (included) spindle bracket. One right and one left.
  • Two spindle brackets, meant to secure the connection between the hard and soft lines.
  • Two brake line clips, to secure the soft line at the spindle bracket.
  • Two stainless steel soft brake lines (DOT approved, and made by the same folks that make Wheelers stainless brake lines) that connect the hard lines on the frame to the hard lines in the kit.

Brake line color options:



Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.75 in

39 reviews for Tacoma-to-Tundra Hard Brake Line Upgrade Kit

  1. Jonathan Montealegre

    Been prowling your website for some time looking at all the mods you've done and this one is high on my list of to do's. I've added a lot of weight to my truck and can really feel it on the brakes. Hoping the Tundra brakes make a difference. I'm also getting ready to build an overland box using an aluminum flat bed I got a hold of. I recently made a trailer using a surplus M1102 generator trailer and now I've go the itch to keep making stuff...

  2. Amir K

    Hi Dan,

    Thank you for the detailed TBU write ups! I'm about to do my 3rd gen 4runner. I wanted to order the Tacoma to Tundra kit and get the correct (shorter) length stainless steel lines for my 4runner in the kit. How should I go about placing the order?

    • turbodb

      Hey Amir - I'm happy to get 4Runner length lines into a Tacoma kit for you. To do that, just place an order for the Tacoma kit on the web site, and then shoot me an email with your order number (or just shoot me an email after you place the order and I can look up your order number) and I'll swap out the lines before shipping out the kit.

      (also, I sent you an email with this, so you might check your spam folder!) 👍

  3. Ed Gibson

    Great EASY upgrade! I've installed QUALITY rotors several times due to warping. My hope is that this is the fix. Won't know for a while, or perhaps I'll just forget it was ever an issue. Braking definitely feels MUCH smoother and more controlled.

    One tip... Not being a mechanic, I tried to deal with removal of the brake line clip and nut from the wheel well. SO MUCH EASIER when I figured out I could reach over fender into the engine bay to access those. It may be noted in the instructions... if so, I missed it.

    I did "bed" the brakes, which not only finished the job right, but also gave me complete confidence that they're working GREAT!

  4. Tyler Riedal

    I ordered extended brake lines and the Tundra-to-Tacoma brake upgrade kit from Adventure Taco. The quality of the products are superb! Dan is extremely knowledgeable and eager to help answer any questions you may have. I’ve certainly purchase from Adventure Taco again.

  5. Salvatore Ciolino

    Hey Dan I actually just installed the tundra calipers and rotors today. All I'm missing are the stainless steel lines and bleed the system. I appreciate all the step by step instructions you have provided. Can't wait to install the lines and see the difference. The original brakes were horrible haha.

    It's hard to pinpoint where exactly I found your link. I was doing a lot of research, looking at forums on tacomaworld, YouTube videos, and just Google searches. I believe your link came up in one of the forums.

    I'll definitely spread the word to everyone I know who has 1st gen tacomas!


  6. Jackson Bistany

    Ordered the Tacoma hard line kit to do the big brake upgrade and it delivered in 2 days. The guide and kit are high quality extremely helpful, thank you!!

  7. zaneblack3713

    Hey Dan, I finally got around to installing the brakes last weekend, the parts all fit perfectly, your write-up was very helpful. I was googling the tundra brake upgrade and came across your write-up and found the link to your brake line kit and rear brake line.

  8. Parker Hottle

    I’ve ordered a few things from Dan at Adventure Taco and it’s always high quality stuff. Plus his website is full of useful information and specs. Definitely worth the five star review! I’d give more if I could!

  9. Art Vark

    I purchased the hard brake line kit. The shipping was fast, the parts are good quality, and the fit is great. I highly recommend his kit to avoid messing around with the conversion.

  10. Matt East

    I bought the Tundra to Tacoma brake line kit. Great to do business with quick shipping and great follow up to any questions I wish more companies were like Adventure Taco

  11. Erik T (verified owner)

    I have a 3in Lift and the tundra break upgrade on my 2002 Taco this kit is clean and received my order fast will recommend to everyone and anyone!

  12. Christopher Kopek

    Thanks, Dan. I received the package today. Waiting on the rest of the parts and hope to complete the upgrade this weekend.

    I’ve been following your page for a couple years now and have completed numerous upgrades and fixes following your excellent write ups. I really appreciate your detailed instructions and routinely check for more. Thank you!

  13. Michael Caban

    The Adventure Taco Tundra to Tacoma Brake Line Kit was/is awesome. Everything fit right out of the package and his instructions/photos allowed for an easy and perfect understanding of how the parts go together for the install.

  14. Matthew Eckstein

    I appreciate the quick shipping and communication!

  15. Rob (verified owner)

    This kit is perfect. Can't recommend it enough. Did my brake upgrade and it looks like the truck came this way from factory. I don't know what kind of ghetto solution I thought I was going to come up with but it wasn't going to be as nice as this and it probably would have taken me all day.

  16. Mark Vergara

    Kit came in fast and worked as it should! A must have if upgrading to the TBU fornthe 1st gen tacoma or 3rd gen 4runner. Thanks again!

  17. z c

    The brake lines, parts list and upgrade recommendations were spot on. Easy to install and very well done. The shipping was quick and I had the parts with in a couple days.
    Highly recommend!

  18. Travis Caulk

    The Tacoma-to-Tundra Hard Brake Line Upgrade Kit was perfect for upgrading my brakes. Every part needed besides the calipers, rotors, and pads, was provided in one convenient package. The detailed instructions on the website made installation a breeze.

  19. Brian Sanders

    great product. great price. adventure taco has done an immense amount of research to develop a high quality product. the tutorial as to how and why to perform this upgrade is spot on. i am 60 years old and run my own shop. i wish every aftermarket parts company would put this much diligence into providing a quality product. hell, i wish the OEM's would provide this kind of quality and service. i highly recommend

  20. Mtn Wheeling

    Excellent Tundra brake line kit for my Tacoma. All parts fit perfectly and arrived quickly. Slightly firmer pedal feel and better performance. Thanks AdventureTaco for putting this kit together!

  21. Phillip Holli-Arcus

    Fast shipping, super helpful and great how to articles for those in need. Thanks, Dan!

  22. A C

    Will this work on a 3rd gen 4Runner with the tundra brake upgrade?

    • turbodb

      Hey Andy,

      So... the Tacoma to Tundra kit will *mostly* work for the 4Runner, though you'll need slightly shorter stainless steel brake lines (link below).

      That said, usually with a 4Runner, you don't need the brackets or hard lines, so for a cheaper option, you can just purchase the stainless steel lines (and some brake line clips) here.

      That said, if you want to replace your hard lines and/or brackets as well, you're welcome to pick up the Tacoma kit and I can substitute the 4Runner stainless steel lines. Just place the order here, and then shoot me an email to let me know you want the 4Runner lines.


  23. Travis E

    I installed this on a 2002 Tacoma, used 13WL Tundra brakes, worked like a charm. It was easy to install, and fit perfectly.

  24. Caleb Congdon

    Awesome thank you!

  25. Hector

    Will these work with a 3 inch lift on a first gen tacoma?

    • turbodb

      Hi Hector, this kit will work perfectly with a 3” lift. In fact, I’d say that’s the most common scenario in which it is installed. Cheers!

  26. Cody Vandersluis

    Love the writeups. Ended up finding your brake line kit when researching the tundra brake swap. Awesome guide!

  27. Eli Kultgen

    Some companies develop a product to only make a buck, but AdventureTaco created a solution that is simply better and cheaper than anything else on the market. The website walks you through the entire process and provides information that would have taken hours or days of research required to perform maintenance or upgrades properly and safely. The kit I ordered shipped the same day and consisted of precise, high-quality parts that aren't available anywhere else. I'll be watching for any more kits they develop in the future.

  28. Anonymoustaco (verified owner)

    I have a question? Will it fit with a 13WG brake caliper?

    • turbodb

      Hi there, the kit will work fine with the 13WG calipers (as well as the 13WE, 13WL, stock 1st gen Tacoma, and stock 3rd gen 4Runner calipers).

  29. Dave

    What a great Tundra brake upgrade kit! It's got everything you need to connect the Taco brake line to Tundra brake calipers. Very high quality and comprehensive. Shipping was super fast too. Highly recommend!

  30. tobysan1966

    Great experience with this company and the parts! They make sure you have a complete kit, instructions and all the inside info for your project.

  31. sam walker

    These brakes lines are the missing link to finish your Tundra (13wl) brake upgrade. This is the best option out there and OEM quality. Thanks again man!

  32. William Hanahan

    Exactly what I was looking for! Purchased the Tacoma brake upgrade kit, very detailed instructions we provided on the webpage.

  33. Forever Trill

    Did the tundra brake upgrade. Top tier equipment, best tier website with the great instructions to get everything done RIGHT. Cant recommend enough.

  34. Frank Hamsleter

    I had no problems at all, instructions were great! I bought this setup to run 13WL 231mm Toyota Tundra brakes on my 2000 Toyota Tacoma TRD Offroad. Overall, great kit with OEM brackets, hard brake lines, and really nice stainless lines.

  35. Tuan Dung

    Very fast shipping. Great communication. Parts look to be in great quality. Dan is a pleasure.

  36. Jason

    I just did the upgrade and the new brakes are great, your brakeline kit worked perfect.

  37. digitalferg

    Lookin to replace my older lines for the tundra brakes on my Tacoma and I'm liking this setup. Dropped you an order a bit ago. Looking forward to getting the goods. 👍

  38. tacomataco2

    just ordered the kit! thanks for making this available! I had some half assed lines before

  39. Austin McHaskel

    Good product. Easy to install. Great communication and fast shipping. Thanks for helping out the community with lower pricing!!!

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