I have the worst vibration/pulsation when braking.
To replace the drum, I pressed the hub out of the drum (but Im an amateur and fear I may have ruined the hub). I bought shoes from an auto parts chains and replaced the bearings and races.
Anyway, I had a machine shop remove the studs and replace with a hub-less set up because he felt that swedging the old hubs onto on to the new drums was unnecessary.
I had a crazy vibration. They THEN turned the drums and also turned the hub to give me a flat surface. They replaced the studs with studs that don't require swedging. I even replaced the drums AGAIN but I still have terrible vibration.
My options are: replace the hubs (in case I ruined them), arc new shoes, go power disc.
are you saying that I should find a place that arches the raybestos shoes, buy the new raybestos pads and drums together, or that the shoes will already be arched (somehow?).
how would i know if I warped my hubs while pressing out the old drums (keeping in mind that the machine shop cut a layer off the hubs to make them true.)
PS when I torque the lug nuts down after installing the shoes/drums relatively snug, I can't turn the wheel anymore. whats going on?
Get new raybestos shoes, and hopefully that will cure the braking vibrations. Make sure the drums are not glazed over. Clean the inside friction surface area with brake cleaner and steel wool. 00 should do it.
Something isn't right. That drum should not wobble like that.