is it normal for a FZJ80 front brakes to heat up so quickly in a bumper to bumper traffic?

Asked by Jun 02, 2012 at 02:08 AM about the 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i checked the front brake calipers and they're are working fine. they aren't stuck or sluggish.

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Unfortunately, yes, it can be normal. It all depends of course on brake pad design, ambient temp outside, your braking habits, gradient of driving surface, etc. If all checks out in your brake system, and there is no mechanical issues, then for sure. Remember, the TLC is a large, heavy vehicle, most quite powerful. It takes a bit of force and friction to get them stopped. If it is bothering you, or become unsafe, look into ceramic brakes and/or performance rotors. Can be pricey, but well worth your piece of mind.

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