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Drum brakes: wtf bad after 19k?

So the other day i decided to realign my leafs. When i did i decide to check the rear shoes. On both sides the front shoe has only about 1/4" of material left if that and the rear shoes might have twice that, is this normal. My truck is an 06 and the front pads probably have enough material for another 20k so I am not hard on brakes at all. If 70 percent of braking is done with the front what the hell is going on.
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you play in the mud or sand alot?
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EDIT: HE SAID HE DIDNT.


because if you do that crap stays in the drum and eats away at your breaks faster than normal..
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in that case you are still under warranty take it to the dealer and have them look at it and fix it..
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Would the cranked torsion bars cause more braking to the rear?
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Would the cranked torsion bars cause more braking to the rear?
iam going to say no because my rear drums have 80 something thousand on them and are still good..and i have cranked t-bars and 34" tires
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80k on the same shoes? Wow, yeah i'd be lucky if mine lasted another 10k. The rear shoes aren't bad but the fronts are thin.
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i don't think there were serviced before i got the truck..i could be wrong it could have been changed but they didn't look like it i will say this i have put 30k on the truck since i got it and they are the same and are decent still..lol
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my fronts didnt make it 20k miles.
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nevermind everything i said...i thought we were talking about the rear drums...i just changed the front pads(front wheels) 6k miles ago
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So this is common?
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depends on your driving style.
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nevermind everything i said...i thought we were talking about the rear drums...i just changed the front pads 6k miles ago
We are talking about the rear drums. One shoe to the back and one shoe to the front on each side. And the front shoes on my rear drums are almost shot after 19k miles.
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depends on your driving style.
Your talking about the drums right? thats what my threads about the front shoe on the drums.
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Hey beard maybe its just the blue trucks? j/k
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ah nm, rear shoes are cheap, swap them out and be done with it.
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factory brake shoes are diferent thickness's from primary to secondary shoes

there fine.
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Sorry for the confusion guys. Drums=shoes Disc=pads right?
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factory brake shoes are diferent thickness's from primary to secondary shoes

there fine.
Should i change them or will they last longer than i think?
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If they're still a 1/4 inch thick they are fine.Lots of wear left to go.However if the front shoe in the drum is wearing and the rear one is not , they are out of adjustment.
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Yes they are uneven. How do i adjust these? I know nothing of drum brakes.
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