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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:19 AM   #1
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Drum Brake Question

So...I tore my drum brakes apart and replaced shoes, wheel cylinders, spring kit, drums, parking brake cables and rear axle lines.
When going back together, the new drums were very tight going back on (the adjustors were all the way in). I took her for a shakedown run and both sides were a smokin'
Any ideas on what I may have f'ed up?

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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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You should be able to see where they rubbed when you take the drums off and look at the shoes.
I recently rebuilt both of mine with parts from oreilly and had no issues.

Also make sure you got the right size drum and shoes etc.

Can you post a pic maybe?
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Make sure you have the shoes on the right way one has more material on it than other. But there should be a small amount of drag on drum brakes. But not so much to smoke when you drive..
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Unread 04-29-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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I tore the drums back down and I installed the shoes wrong on the RR. I swapped the shoes took her for a shakedown and had no smoking brakes. I feel like such a jag. Still a little more drag than I would like when turning by hand... Thanks for the help!
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Unread 04-29-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
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^^^

I did the same thing so don't feel bad. I just assumed the shoes where the same and installed, then realized they were on wrong.

... not the worst thing I've installed incorrectly and had to tear apart and redo.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
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I did the same thing so don't feel bad. I just assumed the shoes where the same and installed, then realized they were on wrong.

... not the worst thing I've installed incorrectly and had to tear apart and redo.
You have any pics of the setup. My ebrake isnt engaging. I think I put it in the wrong hole when I re installed the new shoes
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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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If the brakes are set right, with wheel in place, a hefty effort to spin the wheel should result in one full turn hands off.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #8
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Drums are so yesterday, You can do a bolt on Disc brake swap Jeep used parts or new. Why stay with drums!
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Unread 07-23-2013, 07:25 PM   #9
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Drums are so yesterday, You can do a bolt on Disc brake swap Jeep used parts or new. Why stay with drums!
What's the price on this kind of swap
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Unread 07-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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I can't remember the cost, but last time I looked up a disc brake conversion it was fairly pricy. Plus, I would not spend a dime on a D35 rearend, your money would be better spent simply buying an 8.8 with disc brakes already installed. I've bought 8.8s in just about every flavor from 3.08s to 4.10s, and I've yet to pay more than $150 for a complete rearend with disc brakes. I doubt very seriously you could get a conversion kit cheaper than that, but the 8.8 does require some cutting and welding.
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