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is it that hard to find drum brakes??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XHitman396, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    the rear drums of the 87 are toast, so i started callin around the salvage yards and ask for rear drums of an 87 full size blazer, and many say they dont have em, others are waaay over priced. so are they really not there, or do they not comprehend that it doesnt have to be an 87 full size blazer to work? because i remember there are towers of drums at salvages. what years will still fit my truck exactly? thanks...
     
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    How much are new drums at autozone? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    If you ever decide to swap in a 14BFF than it will cost you about the same to go 4 wheel disk.
     
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    I just bought some at O'Reily's a few weeks ago.

    $41.99 for 1 year warrenty,

    $53.99 for lifetime warrenty (that's what I got)

    screw buying brake drums at a junk yard... maybe cheaper, but they may be crap too

    $33.99 at Autozone
     
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    Lifetime warranty brake drums?

    What brand were they?
     
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    i ahve thrown away let so many billons of good shape drums for these go to waste its not even funny, maybe i should have been saving them ?

    i couldnt see why they should cost over 20 bucks new for such a common application

    hmmm
     
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    Whenever dealing with a junk yard, just go, and do not ask the guy at the counter a thing, unless you have gotten to know whether or not he is the one guy that knows the place inside and out.

    More often than not, the flunky behind the counter does not know what is going on in the yard, what is out there, or even consider other applications that might work too.

    Just my experience....
     
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    Nowadays the cost for handling, measuring, and cataloging brake drums exceeds the jobber price on most drums. Even then, what will it cost to have them turned? Easier for the counterman to say he doesn't have it.

    I had to do brakes on a Cavalier at one point... I could pay $30/rotor to have them turned, or get new rotors for $16 each. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    $30 to turn a rotor? Try $8.

    Guys, I can't stress this enough...this post is a prime example of it.

    Don't pay more for an auto part just for a warranty!!!! When you go to buy parts, buy a better quality part, don't just look at the warranty and assume you're getting a better part!

    I wish I could stress this more and more to people, but I don't get many oppertunities.
     
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    Lifetime warranty brake drums?

    What brand were they?

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    wagner
     
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    I suppose that's not such a bad deal then.

    Never sold Wagner brakes but that's a nationally recognized name brand.
     

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