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Old 05-23-2011, 01:36 PM
02EdgeWPG 02EdgeWPG is offline
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Default Brand New Brakes, Now drums too tight?

Ok I replaced my brakes all around this afternoon (discs, pads, drums, hardware, and shoes.)

I went to go put the new drums on (which are the correct size) and they are quite tight. Wheels still turn but are pretty snug, I checked the star wheel and its as low as it gets and all the hardware is installed correctly. Took it for a drive and they feel awesome and no sounds are commin out.


Is this common? Any thoughts?
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:39 PM
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Default Re: Brand New Brakes, Now drums too tight?

a little drag is normal but it should still spin somewhat freely. you need to back off on the adjuster a bit if the drums are dragging too much.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:42 PM
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Default Re: Brand New Brakes, Now drums too tight?

Yea the adjuster is as back as it gets......... that's why it seemed a bit odd to me. The new shoes are the exact same as the last ones I took off as well.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:44 PM
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Default Re: Brand New Brakes, Now drums too tight?

if you have them backed all the way off and they are still dragging then you might not have them assembled right. i would pull the drum back off and double check everything. did you replace the hardware too?
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-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Brand New Brakes, Now drums too tight?

Yep, hardware is all new, everything is in the right spot and it all "should" be fine.

I've done this a million times in the past but this is wierd.
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