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Username Post: Semi-metalic vs Stand. Brake shoes        (Topic#346833)
4dr 57 
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08-26-17 06:58 PM - Post#2705714    

Would anyone have an idea whether or not semi-metallic brake shoes (NAPA) will affect rear drum wear on a tri5? Thanks
Stanley



 

grumpyvette 
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08-27-17 05:13 AM - Post#2705740    
    In response to 4dr 57

all brake shoes by design will cause some wear, but ID suggest the ceramic brake shoes as they leave noticeably less residual dust and seem too wear well, and not cause quite as much drum or rotor wear in my experience vs semi metallic (much cleaner with ceramic shoes)

http://www.sears.com/articles/automotive/r eplaceme...

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet, 1956,...

http://www.monroebrakes.com/catalog/e-catalog

http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?thr...

and of course theres the option of upgrading to disc brakes
http://www.partsgeek.com/12wccyb-chevrolet-two -ten...

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http://www.stoptech.com/technical-support/tec hnica...

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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


Edited by grumpyvette on 08-27-17 05:23 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
4dr 57 
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08-27-17 03:31 PM - Post#2705792    
    In response to grumpyvette

Grumpyvette - Thanks for this batch of interest. I was surprised to learn some things that I thought turned out to be the opposite was true. In particular under Ceramic brake material i discovered that it for street use, that it produces less dust, as well as other factors.
Stanley

It's all good. mostly




 
grumpyvette 
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08-28-17 05:24 AM - Post#2705836    
    In response to 4dr 57

glad too help when I can

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


 
rod 
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09-14-17 04:33 PM - Post#2707668    
    In response to grumpyvette

I failed to see ceramic brake shoes, just std. old time shoes. did I miss something?
Rod in AZ



 
Rick_L 
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09-15-17 04:44 PM - Post#2707759    
    In response to rod

Probably not, most of the ceramic stuff out there is disc brake pads, not drum brake shoes.

Musclecarbrakes in TX has aggressive drum brake shoes.

The wear factor is not a big deal on an enthusiast car. Brake drums and rotors are cheap compared to the benefit. And it's not that bad.



 
4dr 57 
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09-26-17 01:13 PM - Post#2708923    
    In response to Rick_L

Thanks Rick. I appreciate it.

It's all good. mostly




 
MikeB 
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10-03-17 12:09 PM - Post#2709651    
    In response to Rick_L

  • Rick_L Said:


The wear factor is not a big deal on an enthusiast car. Brake drums and rotors are cheap compared to the benefit.



Yes, worry less about wear and more about stopping power. I really like name brand semi-metallics, like Wagner's MX line. And today's compounds seem to have less dust and virtually no noise. I remember the old Metal Master metallic pads from the 80s-90s (now Axxis) which worked great, but they could be noisy and weren't easy on drums and rotors.





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Now has 355 with Vortec heads, RamJet roller cam, LS6 beehive springs, TH350
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