Old 11-12-2019, 12:16 PM
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One of the downsides to disk brakes is the tiny parking brake shoes. Very little surface area. Some cars use a cam behind the caliper piston instead but I've never seen that on a truck. My old ram 1500 has drums in the rear and when I set the parking brake, that mofo is not moving. Of course the downside is drums fade easier and the self adjusting "feature" is as useless as tits on a nun so they require frequent adjustment. Here's a tip for everyone that has rear discs with drum in hat parking brakes. Once in a while you want to drive down a road doing 15-20 mph and slowly apply the parking brake a time or 2. That will help clean off any rust that has formed on the rotor.