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I can't seem to find any reference as to how thick (thin) should your rear brake shoes and drums be when you replace them . Chances are if I am asking this question they need to be replaced but I can seem to find a new measurement size either to compare too. Anyone got a link or know these measurements ?


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The maximum drum diameter should be cast into it. If not a general rule of thumb is 0.040" and you need to replace the drum. The thinnest spot on the lining should not be under 1/8" and if that thin they definitely need replacing.
 

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40 or 60 thousands would be as thick as a dime , I could be wrong but that sounds`like it would be way too thin ,maybe I am measuring differently .If I am measuring the right way the thickness of my drums are just over a 1/3rd of an inch which a lot more then a dime width.
 
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