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Old 12-30-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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98+ Parking Brake Shoes

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This is my first 98+ rear brake setup and they are noticeably different from my 94. The parking brake now has a separate set of shoes... Any preference on the best replacements? They seem to be all over the map price-wise.

Unfortunately I was already $150 into the rear brakes and had to put them back together to drive the car but will be pulling apart to replace these pads.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: 98+ Parking Brake Shoes

Bought my '98 new and I've NEVER had to change the parking brake shoes! Are you using it as a drift car?!
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:10 PM   #3
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Re: 98+ Parking Brake Shoes

I am the third owner so God only knows what happened before. The level goes 3/4 of the way up so it feels like it is time...
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Re: 98+ Parking Brake Shoes

Don't base it on how far you pull the lever up... 3/4 of the way up is where mine's always been. Pop the driver's side rear rotor off and take a look at the shoe before you spend the money.
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Re: 98+ Parking Brake Shoes

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Thanks for the input, but as I mentioned in the OP - I already had them apart and had to put back together. There is about 1/4" of material left on them.
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Re: 98+ Parking Brake Shoes

Did you check the 98 service manual about this? There is a procedure to determine if the shoes need to be replaced. And it does not relate to the lining thickness.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/qzbtnv...bookmarked.pdf

By the way, the special tool mentioned can be replaced with an ordinary inside/outside measuring caliper.
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