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    Rear brakes on 99TW

    My brakes on my 99 are all but worthless. I replaced the originals with EBC shoes, and I don't feel much improvement. The old shoes were glazes, so I thought this was the issue. I didn't do anything to the drum. Maybe I should have used some light sandpaper to clean/rough the drum??? Any help will be appreciated, as I don't like using the front brake as much as I have to.
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    Yes, you should clean up the drum when you change brake shoes so that they have matching new surfaces and everything can seat in correctly. The drum would have been glazed over as well as the old shoes. Tear it back apart, rough up/sand the new shoes as well as the drums.
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    Thanks littletommy, I thought this would be my answer. I appreciate your input. I actually think the old shoes would have been fine with cleaning and scuffing. I will keep them for back ups. I was surprised my 87TW has good stopping power front and rear, so suspected something wrong with the 99.
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