Originally Posted by jasonwrangler
I doubt it will wear down to the rivets. my rear drums had riveted shoes when I took the old ones off and they barely down to the rivets.
Did you replace the rears that same time as the fronts? If so, that would be the reason the rears weren't down to the rivets. I'm on my second set of front pads in 59,000 miles before needing the rears replaced, and the rears are down low enough the drums would have been polishing the rivets had they been there. Front pads are a walk in the park but I'm afraid the rears are going to be a nightmare. Most Chrysler mechanicals have a tendency to be that way.