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Old 05-14-2010, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KMatch
Only the usual thoughts come to mind, all important: Adjustment must be right, the short shoe must be in front, all air must be bled, the right wheel cylinders from side to side...

How about the front brakes? If they're weak, they'll put more need for the rear to stop it.

Does it have a rear bumper? Any other loss of rear weight?

More weight in the front as in brush guard?
I have adjusted them several times and even tried letting the self-adjusters adjust them. The shoes are installed correctly as well as the wheel cylinders.
I can only check the front brakes by applying them hard and the truck goes down in the front, so I assumed they were working correctly.
I have all the stock bumpers and no extra weight on the truck.

I noticed one shoe has a shiny area in the middle of the shoe. Now I am thinking that if that area is hitting first it would add more pressure to that area thus stopping it quicker that the rest of the brake system? Does that make since? Would that cause the rest of the brake system from being able to be applied further? I ask that because when the brake locks, it seems that is all the braking power I have and that isn't very much.
Could that be faulty new shoes or maybe warped drums? Hummmmm
Thanks for the suggestions,,advice is always welcome,
oletrkguy in SC
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