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14bff rear drums

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 454k30, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I spent a better part of the day replacing a leaking wheel brake cylinder on my 14bff today. Now I know why everyone ditches this junk in favor of the discs! Anyway if anyone out there is thinking of rebuilding their drums dont do it. Just go the way of the discs like I am now saving up to do.
     
  2. u2slow

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    I could do drum brakes in my sleep. Maybe that's why still have drums on all my junk :doah:
     
  3. goldwing2000

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    Disc may be easier but drum is still cheaper (except for the drums themselves).
    You can replace the entire drum brake system for the cost of a set of caliper brackets or less.
     
  4. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Disc brakes also stop better.
     
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    One thing about the drum that is nice is the e-brake.
    I just finished disc on my 14B and i have a set of eldorado calipers but i just cant seem to brake down and put them on. The other option is a $300 kit for a transfer case brake. Lotsa $$$$$$
     
  6. 454k30

    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I totally dig the hill holding power of drums. the problem is that they trap so much dirt from the trails and mud from the pits, last time I got them wet they didnt work at all!
     

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