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Old 01-04-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Wrangler rear brake shoes

I recently replaced my front brakes with Wagner ceramic pads but now need to decide what to use for the rear shoes. As I understand the braking system the front disc brakes do about 80% of the braking, so with the rear shoes only doing around 20% how important is it to use a really expensive brand of shoe and not just the store brand semimetalic shoe? O'Reilly's auto parts sells their brand of shoes for between $15-$25 while a set of Wagner shoes sells for around $70.

Are the rear shoes really worth spending that much extra for better performance? Don't mind the extra money if I'm going to gain any extra stopping power.
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I use the ceramic in the front and good quality store brand in the rear. Been on for years without a problem running 33's.

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Sounds good to me, and I'm only running 31s, but with a replacement coming up soon I may go back to the original 30s since I'm having problems with my right hip and every additional increase in height makes it harder to get in/out.
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