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brake shoes - different lining thicknesses?
Hi all,

Have a new set of rear brake shoes for the 306 (no abs) and noticed that the thickness of the linings is different between the shoe with the handbrake lever on it (rearmost one) and the 'leading' shoe. Handbrake shoe the lining is probably half the thickness of the leading shoe. Is this normal? I can't think of any operational reason why this would be like this?

Just wondering what your thoughts are. 


edit: googled it a bit and apparently the leading shoe does the most work as the rotation of the drum forces the shoe into the drum while the trailing shoe is 'pulled away' from the drum (or something like that). Still, I have never seen shoes that take that into account. Usually the same thickness as far as I recall!
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brake shoes - different lining thicknesses? - by carlukepeugeot - 22-04-2018, 09:31 AM

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