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Drum brakes.....just because it has been awhile since I looked at them.

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by Kraziken, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. Kraziken

    Kraziken New Member 100 Posts

    The pads here, do they look fine? Bleeding my system and it's been awhile since I've looked at drum brakes.

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  2. bazar01

    bazar01 New Member 100 Posts

    The shoe pads looks like they still have some meat left as the rivets are still way below the surface.
  3. Boonduff

    Boonduff New Member 100 Posts

    x2 Lotta life left in'em
  4. Dana W

    Dana W Member 100 Posts

    Nope, there's gotta be somethin' wrong. They're not saturated with brake fluid like mine.:lol:

    Seriously though, those pads look like they have at least 2/3 of their life left.
  5. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member 100 Posts

    Exactly. You can tell when they get low, because those circles in the pad will be very shallow.
  6. Kraziken

    Kraziken New Member 100 Posts

    Seems crazy to me that within 25k mileage I've completely eaten thru a front brake pad set. While the rears is the first time I've looked at them in 4 years they still have life. It makes me wonder when the rears were actually changed.
  7. janikphoto

    janikphoto New Member 100 Posts

    No mystery here. Front brakes always wear faster than the rear. On a smaller, well-balanced car, you'd go through rear pads half as fast as the front. However, a front-heavy, fat beast like a suburban is probably even harder on its brakes. You may only need to change the rear once for every third front set.

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