brakes

Discussion in 'Maintenance Shop' started by mcdonald58, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    what kind of brake pads and shoes should i put on my truck? my front brakes are starting to squeak bad and sound like they need to be replaced. but i only want to do my front ones since my drums are more complicated. i want metallic pads since ill be getting rid of my truck soon.
  2. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    How long have the Pads lasted that you now have?
    Stick to a name brand not Discount Auto Parts.
    There are some that wear less but they require more pressure to stop.
  3. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i dont know how long ive had them on i havent replaced them before. but they are squeaking bad. i think ill go with metallic pads instead of ceramic.
  4. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    i always go OEM with brake stuff
  5. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    Duralast rotors love to warp. The duralast gold semi-metallic pads were great to me though
  6. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    well i took the truck to shop today to look at the brakes. when i took off my left rear drum half of the shoe snapped off. also one of the springs was broken. and my pads are really thin. i have a new pair of pads, a new pair of shoes, and a hardware kit for the rear waiting for me to install them on wednesday.
  7. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i got the drums done today the front will be getting done tomorrow.
  8. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    the brakes are all done and they feel great. it took me a while since i was fighting rust and i had to use some of my free time helping my teacher finish up some work in the shop.

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