jQuery not supported.



Whose got drums??

Whose got drums??

Postby ChevyZ712013 [OP] » Jan 13 2021, 3:43am

How many of you all have drum brakes on the rear of your trucks? My 2000 has disc on all 4s, but my 2010 and 2013 has Drum brakes in rear :o
Original Poster
ChevyZ712013
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Posts: 227
Topics: 27
Joined: Aug 18 2020, 8:52pm
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 1500 5.3 V8 Z71 4x4
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Whose got drums??

Postby 19trax95 » Jan 13 2021, 4:42am

The 99-04 trucks had rear disk. The 05-13 had rear drum. Then in 2014 they went back to rear disk.

However there are exceptions to this. The HD trucks had disk rears since 2000 with the gmt800 and kept them all the way to current. Some of the 1500s in the gmt900 line also got rear disk with the max towing package.

Rear drum isn't a bad thing. They work perfectly fine, have a WAY more effective parking brake, and have less issues as they age. The rear disk, especially in the gmt800 trucks, was, and is a constant battle of fighting rusted backer plates and seized calipers. The drum brakes were way more reliable and less maintenance.
User avatar
19trax95
Staff Member
Staff Member
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Shifting into Sixth Gear! [L3]
Posts: 17389
Topics: 136
Images: 3
Joined: Apr 17 2012, 1:42am
Years of membership: 8 years of membership8 years of membership8 years of membership8 years of membership8 years of membership8 years of membership8 years of membership8 years of membership
Location: Eastern PA
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: High Country
Extra Info: 2500 Duramax
Group Membership:
Automotive Technicians
How-to Authors
TOTM Winner
Member Extraordinaire
Global moderators
Registered users

Re: Whose got drums??

Postby ChevyZ712013 [OP] » Jan 13 2021, 7:29pm

19trax95 wrote:The 99-04 trucks had rear disk. The 05-13 had rear drum. Then in 2014 they went back to rear disk.

However there are exceptions to this. The HD trucks had disk rears since 2000 with the gmt800 and kept them all the way to current. Some of the 1500s in the gmt900 line also got rear disk with the max towing package.

Rear drum isn't a bad thing. They work perfectly fine, have a WAY more effective parking brake, and have less issues as they age. The rear disk, especially in the gmt800 trucks, was, and is a constant battle of fighting rusted backer plates and seized calipers. The drum brakes were way more reliable and less maintenance.



You know I never thought about that on the disc brakes that is a good point. Thanks for sharing that info I completely forgot about that about what all you listed above. Thanks again!
Original Poster
ChevyZ712013
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Posts: 227
Topics: 27
Joined: Aug 18 2020, 8:52pm
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 1500 5.3 V8 Z71 4x4
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Whose got drums??

Postby GrandPaJoe » Jan 13 2021, 7:59pm

Both my trucks and wife's Saturn are rear drums. With the proper tool kit they are quick and easy to change.
Best of all is the quality of shoes now, PowerStop and Velocity make quality shoes.

Wanted to add, unsure of PS but Velocity is 100% asbestos free
"You're Killin' Me Smalls"
User avatar
GrandPaJoe
Combustion on 4 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 4 pistons [L2]
Posts: 409
Topics: 8
Images: 5
Joined: Oct 09 2020, 10:34pm
Location: PA
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: WT
Extra Info: 4.8 4x4 auto
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Whose got drums??

Postby tsuintxtsuintx is online! » Jan 13 2021, 9:43pm

I wasn't looking forward to working on drums when I redid them on my NNBS a couple of years ago. It had been over 20 years since the last time I worked on drum brakes. :lol:
Image
2016 Silverado LT 4x4 Crew Cab
2015 Suburban LT
2012 BMW K1600GTL Premium
2011 Infiniti G37
2010 Infiniti G37x
tsuintxtsuintx is online!
4x4 High Mode [L3]
4x4 High Mode [L3]
Posts: 1874
Topics: 11
Joined: Jan 03 2017, 3:07am
Years of membership: 4 years of membership4 years of membership4 years of membership4 years of membership
Location: DFW
Year: 2016
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: All Star Edition
Extra Info: 4x4 Crew Cab
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Whose got drums??

Postby Gimme a Jimmy » Jan 13 2021, 9:46pm

Yeah....My '02 I sold had rear discs and the new 2011 has drums....was disappointed but it stops just fine and yes, I think the e-brake works better. I did the brakes myself on the '02 and think the engineering of the e-brake was pretty funky.

Speaking of funk......I also have "drums".
Attachments
20180712_160851 - Copy.jpg
User avatar
Gimme a Jimmy
Firing on 2 cylinders [L1]
Firing on 2 cylinders [L1]
Posts: 24
Topics: 2
Images: 1
Joined: Oct 29 2020, 11:14pm
Location: Washington
Year: 2011
Make/Model: GMC Sierra
Variant: SLE
Extra Info: 5.3 L
Group Membership:
Registered users

Re: Whose got drums??

Postby ChevyZ712013 [OP] » Jan 13 2021, 11:40pm

:lol: thats a good one
Original Poster
ChevyZ712013
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Combustion on 2 pistons [L2]
Posts: 227
Topics: 27
Joined: Aug 18 2020, 8:52pm
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Chevrolet Silverado
Variant: LT
Extra Info: 1500 5.3 V8 Z71 4x4
Group Membership:
Registered users

Return to Brakes

 

  • Similar topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Common search terms

rear trucks since drums work thing back pretty change make thanks think

It is currently Jan 18 2021, 9:11pm

  • Sponsor
Login  •  Register
Brakes Forum
BrakesLets talk about brakes and brake performance. Disc, drum, anti-lock brakes(abs). Discuss brake components like the pads, rotors, calipers, shoes. Pads can be ceramic, metallic, or other. Rotors can be standard, cross-drilled, or slotted.
To create a new topic in Brakes, click this button:
Previous topic Next topic
Sitewide News Sitemaps & Feeds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests