Originally Posted by newfieZJ
My only beef with rear drums are if they get wet . It's been my experience they tend to lock up when wet . Disk doesn't have that issue .
In my experience quite the opposite has happened. On my '55 Willys when I dunked it to the hubs in water I had no brakes at all, which was quite disconcerting considering right after the puddle was a 200 foot descent down a 45* hill!!
Same thing with my '74 CJ5. I just about ended up in my buddy's rear seat via the tailgate due to wet 4 wheel drum brakes.
I've never looked too closely (primarily because all 3 ZJ's I've had have been rear disk) but how differently does the drum parking brake on the disk setup work than on a drum brake setup? Is it all incorporated in the backing plate and do they use the same cable?