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Old 05-14-2012, 02:16 PM
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Where to get high performance drums and shoes from?

I'm in need of rear brakes, so instead of buying factory I'd like to go high-performance drums and shoes. What are some suggestions on this?
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Upgrade to disc? I know there are disc conversion kits out there anyone have experience with this?

I need to figure this out myself at the end of summer...
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I installed new napa drums and high quality shoes on mine recently and it stops pretty darned good. I thought about changing over to rear discs but it's just not something that I need right now. The other upgrade I plan to do in the future is to change over to hydroboost.
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High performance drum brakes are kinda like jumbo shrimp...
I'm sure there's someone out there marketing them, but you'de be just as well off getting NAPA or some other reputable house brand. Front brakes are doing the majority of the work anyways.
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high performance drums? that makes no sense what so ever, just have yours turned, throw new shoes on and your golden, how fast are you trying to stop from? btw your front brakes do 65-70% of the power of stopping that the rear brakes, and this is on 90% of all cars ever made, so there fore rear brakes ALWAYS get replaced every 3 to 4 times you do the fronts
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Upgrade to disc? I know there are disc conversion kits out there anyone have experience with this?

I need to figure this out myself at the end of summer...
Not happening. Not worth my time and money to do disc brakes. Although lots of people on here have upgraded to disc brakes.

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I installed new napa drums and high quality shoes on mine recently and it stops pretty darned good. I thought about changing over to rear discs but it's just not something that I need right now. The other upgrade I plan to do in the future is to change over to hydroboost.
What kind of high quality shoes? And where from? Did you tell a difference from stock? I agree that a disc brake conversion is unneeded right now.

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High performance drum brakes are kinda like jumbo shrimp...
I'm sure there's someone out there marketing them, but you'de be just as well off getting NAPA or some other reputable house brand. Front brakes are doing the majority of the work anyways.
So napa brand drums and shoes?

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high performance drums? that makes no sense what so ever, just have yours turned, throw new shoes on and your golden, how fast are you trying to stop from? btw your front brakes do 65-70% of the power of stopping that the rear brakes, and this is on 90% of all cars ever made, so there fore rear brakes ALWAYS get replaced every 3 to 4 times you do the fronts
How does a high performance brake setup not make sense to you?

My drums are too roasted to have turned; not happening. I'm not trying to make it into a race car, but since I need new rear components, and since I have a disliking for buying anything new thats stock, I figured I'd upgrade it.
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upgrading wont do much on rear drums, maybe fronts, but wont stop any different, that's all in the adjustment of the shoes, either way good luck
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Thanks. Have to replace them anyways, so why not beef them up as much as I can
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I just use Napa premium shoes.
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Sounds good, thanks :thumbup:
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