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drum brake question
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:25:14 pm »
So I wanna re-do my rear drums brakes. I know everyone will say convert to discs but i don't have the time and/or experienc e.
Anyways I wanted to know what should I be purchasin g?
I'll be buying them off ebay and just wanna make sure I get what I need.
if someone could chime in with some help its appreciat ed thanks  :)

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Re: drum brake question
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 08:14:57 am »
To what sort of activitie s are these brakes going to be subjected?

One advantage to drums is they are typically lighter than comparabl e disks. Another is the shoes tend to last MUCH longer. And in truth, you don't really give up much in braking performan ce as the front brakes carry the lion's share of the workload.

One disadvant age to drums is there is typically a much smaller selection of braking compounds available, but Hawk and others can put pretty much any compound on any shoe if you ask nice enough.

I don't believe rear disks are a necessity for a race car, but if you find you are overheati ng your rear brakes, disks can help with dissipati ng heat.

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Re: drum brake question
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 04:43:28 am »
Just daily driving that's all, no racing. just my drums now are all froze up and rusted and i've never changed drums before so I wanna know what I need

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Re: drum brake question
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 07:11:50 am »
since you said they are froze on.

I would do this.

atleast pads

If rear wheel cylinders are leaking, replace those.

You can get drums turned, but I would say start fresh and get new drums.


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Re: drum brake question
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 10:22:54 am »
isn't there like springs and other shit inside there as well? Should I replace those too? Ik there's some kits that have everythin g but some kits have things that others dont. And idk if the cylinders leaking but if I just change the hub with the cylinder in it already, wouldn't that be easier? And as far as the drum assembly, it has the "front" which covers the internals and the "back" which I guess attaches the the car. But I can only find replaceme nts for the "front" cover part. dont know if thats all I need or not. lol sorry guys I'm a newbie to this, and I appreciat e the help

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Re: drum brake question
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 01:35:19 pm »
It may behoove you to review the section of the workshop manual for your car that covers the rear brakes. The wearable items are well documente d there.

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Re: drum brake question
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 07:11:06 am »
ok i have the haynes manual somewhere that i'll check out. thanks


 

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