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80,000 miles on drum brakes gets you this

This is what happens when you get lazy and wait 80,000 miles to do your rear brakes. I had to cut the passenger side drum off because it would not come off even with a pry bar and a hammer. The drive side came off with a little hammering and prying. The passenger side shoes feel out when I finally got the drum off. On with the pics.

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yea wow hmm metal on metal = grindage
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LOL

I still cant believe you made it that long!

how does it stop now?
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Man I can stop on a dime.
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that is good.

didnt have to get new brake lines too did you?
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no they came right out. all I had to do is put a line wrench on them a tap them with a hammer to loosen them.
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nice!

bout time you fix that, but heck, i sold my 01 with 75k without ever changing the rear brakes
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Thats about what I expected to see lol. I bet it does stop alot better now Chad.
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whats funny is they just started making noise this week.

The emergency brake arm was stuck in the shoe it wouldn't even pivot.
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my truck has 95,000 on the rear brake shoes......doesn't make a single noise......they have been inspected 3 times when the rear axles were pulled once to install the new gears, once to install the new L/S unit, and once to check the gears/carrier......all within 5,000 miles ago........my gf's uncle did the work and he said the brakes looked great!
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mine looked the exact same at 40k miles..
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I have almost 90,000 on the original rear brakes too. Hell, the front ones lasted about 60,000.
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haha ya i had the same problem with mine.. bu they had 74k on them.. caked with mud,water.. u name it.. it was in there.. haha.. i was stopping with my front brakes only for a while... needless to say i went through alot of pads...
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i was up at my dads work the other day and he pulled the drums off an 03 fx4 with like 20-40k on it and it was worse then that, the only thing i can think of is the rust builds up behind the pad and separates it.
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wow thats pretty impressive
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I've always been good at spending as little money on my truck as possible. I'm easy on my brakes and they last forever. It probably also helps that I'm not off-roading in mud or salt water. Same with tires. Almost 90,000 on the stock pieces of junk. I wish those would finally wear out because I hate them. But I'm too cheap to replace them when they don't need it yet.
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my rear drums went 105k before i took it to the shop to get fixed
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We changed my rear drums and shoes last year, about 110k on them and they didn't look as bad as yours
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Mine are fine at 79,000, I actually just checked them before we went up north for labor day...
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yeah but he is running bigger tires and gets the truck dirty... makes a big difference when you add some sand and dirt in the mix.
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I had the same on my 98 with about 85k, same issue with getting the drum off as it was stuck do the the emergency brake was stuck. had to beat the drum off.
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yeah but he is running bigger tires and gets the truck dirty... makes a big difference when you add some sand and dirt in the mix.
I see, well I travel down many dirt roads (they get muddy when it rains) but nothing like you 4x4 guys do....
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this was some soupy stuff, nothing like dirt roads.

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LOL.... I know, I was just messin....
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it really depends on where you live, if you live in the mountains then your gonna use your brakes a whole lot more then say florida
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