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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 16th, 08, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

I apologize if this subject has already been discussed to death. I did a search using some of the key words from my subject heading, but most of the hits coming back had to do with converting to rear disk brakes. That may something I can do down the road, but for now I'm stuck with drums.

I recently bought a rebuilt 12-bolt rear-end that is complete between the backing plates, but came without any of the brake components. Rather than swap over my current brake components, I'd like to buy new. All of the Camaro parts suppliers have brake components for sale, but I have no idea who makes them. I want the best, not some cheap off-shore knock-offs. I went to a GM dealership where I was told I am better off going to one of the repop houses. That doesn't help much. I recognize brand names like Bendix and Raybestos. Are there others? Has anyone used the 'Brakes in a Box' brand? Inquiring minds need to know.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 16th, 08, 05:28 AM
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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

There was an article in one of the magazines lately that talked about using a drum upgrade kit. I think it was this one.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/...ser/index.html

They list their source as Master Power Brakes www.mpbrakes.com. I've not used them personally, but I have heard they make a good product.
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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

i've got the 11 inch drum kit from mpbrakes. good kit, but those drums are HEAVY. look at my 60 ft times...
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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

check out praise dyno brake. Great products. I had his stuff on a 9 second 3500lb 69 camaro going over 138mph with 4 wheel drums. I put disc on front and wished i never did!!
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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

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check out praise dyno brake. Great products. I had his stuff on a 9 second 3500lb 69 camaro going over 138mph with 4 wheel drums. I put disc on front and wished i never did!!
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Ryan, I guess Praise Dyno Brake are the folks who make the "Brakes in a Box" kit I mentioned in my original post. Thanks for the feedback, however. I'm happy to hear you have real live experience with their products and are pleased with them.

I welcome other thoughts and opinions on the subject.

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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

Mark:

My '67 Camaro has '69 disc front with stock drums on the rear. I did replace both front pads and rear shoes with Praise Dyno pads & shoes as well as all the hardware for the rear drum setup. I do have power brakes and am pleased with the stopping ability so far. Haven't had any panic stops to date but don't want any either.

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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

If I had it to do over, I woulda installed the 11" drums instead of my "pdqCBB" rear 11.75"/Cad Seville e-brake calipers.

And to this day, I can NOT find anybody that can tell me what spindle and how GM put it on the '65 Chevelle Z-16 BB car w/ it's four wheel 11" drums??

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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

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There was an article in one of the magazines lately that talked about using a drum upgrade kit. I think it was this one.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/...ser/index.html

They list their source as Master Power Brakes www.mpbrakes.com. I've not used them personally, but I have heard they make a good product.
Jon, nice article. Thanks for the link!

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Re: Who Makes Best Rear Drum Brakes?

Should be b/c it's ALL stock! But NOT stock for our cars.

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