16th October 2019

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Do you need brake pads for drum brakes?

Because of their low cost of manufacturing, many automakers continue to use drum brakes at the rear of economy-priced vehicles. To summarize: DISC brake systems have discs or rotors, pads, and calipers. DRUM brake systems have drums, shoes, and wheel cylinders.

Accordingly, can I use a drum brake master cylinder with disc brakes?

Another question we hear is can I use a disc or drum brake master cylinder on a four wheel disc brake system and the answer is simply, no you cannot. You are not going to want to go any larger than a one-inch diameter in order to maintain the proper fluid pressure to operate the manual brake system.

Are drum brakes cheaper than disc brakes?

6 Answers. Drum brakes are cheaper to manufacture than disc brakes, because there are fewer moving parts and because in the rear the parking brake (which often works by a drum-and-shoe mechanism even on four-wheel-disc-equipped cars) can share a drum with the "regular" brakes.

Do I have rotors or drums?

Because of their low cost of manufacturing, many automakers continue to use drum brakes at the rear of economy-priced vehicles. DISC brake systems have discs or rotors, pads, and calipers. DRUM brake systems have drums, shoes, and wheel cylinders.
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