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silroc
12-27-2001, 08:27 AM
I swore that it wasnt, but it is !

nate
12-27-2001, 08:28 AM
yes :D

planet
12-27-2001, 08:31 AM
No I didn't. Is it just one brake, or are there several locations?

LilEccentricJ
12-27-2001, 08:41 AM
Yes... 1 drum... this could have been a poll :) lol

Retraction - ebrake (parking brake) is actually 2 drums incorporated into the rear rotors.

The HACK
12-27-2001, 09:47 AM
ALL e-brakes are drum brakes.

geomax
12-27-2001, 10:24 AM
A drum? Really? I just assumed that the E brake setnthe rear discs...

Where is the drum located??

LilEccentricJ
12-27-2001, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by geomax
A drum? Really? I just assumed that the E brake setnthe rear discs...

Where is the drum located??

Well, I was wrong on the 1 drum idea... Bentley says the drums are incorporated into both rear rotors which explains why they look like mini drums with disks attached as compared to the front disks. Sorry for miss-info :(

BTW Bentley Page 340-14

The HACK
12-27-2001, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by geomax
A drum? Really? I just assumed that the E brake setnthe rear discs...

Where is the drum located??

Inside the rear brake rotor hub. If you take off the rear brake rotors you'll see the drum mechanism on both brakes. Basically the hub of the rotor will act as the drum for the brakes, with two small shoes inside the "drum".

I'll be doing my rear brakes next week when the brake carriers come. I'll snap some pictures for you

over90
12-27-2001, 11:38 AM
I learn something new everyday!:D