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Anyone buy brake shoes lately???

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Not only are they close to 150 a set...one of the parts is NLA....I am selling my 391 LSD and using that money for a disc swap.

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I bought a set 5 or 6 years ago off Ebay ..... haven't worked up the energy (yet) to install 'em, still got lots of lining to burn through.

Cheers,

Carl

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shoes are readily available. and not THAT expensive. heck, really good ones like porterfield R4-S shoes are about a hundred bucks.

in the big picture, even at $150 shoes are cheap. they last dang near forever and you will probably spend 10x that amount over the same mileage on other consumables like oil......or DCOE's....

think i have thrown or given away 3-4 sets of half used 02 shoes lately. nobody ever wants them when you part out a car.

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I changed ours somewhat recently and even bought a second set by mistake at the time (and they were cheap), I wound up giving them away a year or so ago. Next time they need to be replaced I think I'll swap on the E21 rear brakes or consider a disc conversion, paying $150/set or having something like this be NLA seems ridiculous.

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just find a local guy who does brake shoe relining .....

I did that on the rear drum brakes of my motorcycle. He charged me $20 out the door to glue on new lining.

Cheers,

Carl

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Try Rockauto, bought 2 wheel cylinders and a set of shoes for half a benjamin, havent installed yet but rear brakes are highly over-rated anyways

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Just bought some at my local parts store for 50 bucks or so...

Autozone got some for me for cheaper, but they wouldn't fit right. No spacer between the shoe and the e-brake lever (so no room for one spring). So I went to a better local store, and they ordered the 'OEM' ones that were 50 bucks.

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I tried autozone and autohaus. They advertise them but when you go to order they are not available. I really don't care to run NLA consumable parts on my car. I drive over 30k miles a year in my 02. Also if I have a NLA part break on the road I am screwed. I can't avoid it all but do my best. Instead of doing 150 on shoes I would rather buy rest discs and avoid future nla and price spikes

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I can get them(I work at autozone), but they are a special order with a 2-3 day wait. Thanks for the heads up Kfunk, I won`t even bother ordering them in(planning on upgrading the brakes eventually anyway).

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I tried autozone and autohaus. They advertise them but when you go to order they are not available. I really don't care to run NLA consumable parts on my car. I drive over 30k miles a year in my 02. Also if I have a NLA part break on the road I am screwed. I can't avoid it all but do my best. Instead of doing 150 on shoes I would rather buy rest discs and avoid future nla and price spikes

shoes are not NLA and they are cheap....

there are other reasons to spend $$$ to convert to disk brakes, but lack of shoe availability or high prices aren't two of them.

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I can get them(I work at autozone), but they are a special order with a 2-3 day wait. Thanks for the heads up Kfunk, I won`t even bother ordering them in(planning on upgrading the brakes eventually anyway).

It might have just be one mistaken part that I got, or they could all be like that, I don't know. The rest of the shoes looked perfectly fine, but just make sure there's a spacer between the e-brake lever and the shoe itself. If it's there, then it'll probably work fine.

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