View Full Version : brakes...overrated??????

02-13-2006, 09:20 PM
so found out i have no back brakes..found out when it snowed!!!!ive adjusted them ive bled them, ive even changed the booster...WTF???? they still HARDLEY work ...H"E"L"P

02-13-2006, 09:22 PM
welcome to the world of drum brkaes.. use;ess yo...

02-13-2006, 09:22 PM
I know how ya feel:(

02-13-2006, 09:23 PM
thanks for the help tipps!!!!!!lol

02-13-2006, 09:27 PM
how worn are the back plates ..... are the brake shoes hanging up op on the back plates [cheers]

02-13-2006, 09:28 PM
i didnt check...brakes are in good shape...i can here them workin when aplied

02-13-2006, 10:29 PM
hey welcome to my life, but mine will work real good and then not shut off. ahaha, i did my master C. and its all good, it was leakin internaly....Mayby your proportioning system isnt workin right so the rears arent getting the fluid flow they should be, wheel cylinders in good shape, and like previously stated, check backing plates, they can get grooves in em and shoes get stuck. Good luck

02-13-2006, 10:44 PM
see i dont have those problems my back brakes work really well i can even lock up the back brakes

Always broke
02-14-2006, 08:59 PM
my back brakes work fine too try spiking you r brakes that will usually bust loose the proportioning valve [cheers]

In The Zone
02-14-2006, 09:09 PM
Mine work good just make sure they are maintained...

adjusters,springs ect....

you would be surprised how many idiots use f&*ked retaining springs....

02-14-2006, 09:49 PM
ya what he said ^^^^^^

02-14-2006, 10:39 PM
back brakes? i lost those the day i clamped my vice grips on the rear line.....

02-14-2006, 10:41 PM
im gonna run disks on mine soon, drums suck...i heard to change the rears to disk you need a diff mster cylinder or something cause disks use more fluid then drums, but im not to sure..

Rebulon Refurbulater
02-16-2006, 08:44 PM
yeah.....to do it properly you need a master for disks front and back...proportioning valve..........an e-brake system...can be tricky.....some people use rear driveshaft drum or disk setup............that would be a good start....
On a drum rear system there is about 5 psi residual pressure kept on the wheel cylinders.....may be proportioning valve or master not sure....but you definately dont need this residual pressure for disks........
disks are good on the rear if applied properly.......the brackets to hold the calipers are a small part of the whole project.
Good luck