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Author Topic:   Setting rear brakes
RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted July 01, 2003 05:15 PM  
Read alot about rear brakes needing to set correctly. But, No info on how to set them. My next car will be disk but for now the drums will have to do. Running 1/4 dirt in a 25,000lbs Buick Thanks in advance. Mud

wizzard
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 306
posted July 01, 2003 05:29 PM  
man now thats a heavy car lol.you can tighten them till you just feel them drag thats what i do.theres a tool you can get that gos in your brake drum then you set the shoes to the tool dont know where to get one tho.i seen one yaers ago when i worked in a garage.

ATL72
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted July 02, 2003 08:10 PM  
25,000 pounds WOW that could be your problem. I would shave off some weight...
Just kidding, I adjust my back drums by jacking up, turn adj. wheel till just drags then 2 notches back so no drag... we have a very dry slick track and that work best for me... You will have to try your track conditions at a test a tune or hot laps if no test days are availible.

RACEINMUD
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted July 02, 2003 09:51 PM  
Thanks! I'll give it a try. And ya no test time at track. They let the "slow" cars pack te track then get us off and let the super stock hot lap. Oh well. Thanks, Mud

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