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I also have an 04 Bull I did my rear brake shoes back about 6 months ago at 107k. . Old Drums were really stuck on, I replaced wheel cylinders, shoes, & drums with Ford/Motorcraft parts. They weren’t any more expensive than Oreillys or AutoZone. Haven’t had any issues so far.

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you might want to go to harbor fright or such and get a cheap laser
temp meter to read how hot the drums are getting.


those rear brakes should outlast the front ones by 2 to 4 to 1.


how worn are the front pads?
you have some kind of a brake bias issue or sticking cables
on the E brakes.


The most common cause for drums stuck on are the brake shoes

wearing a grove in the drums and you having to pull the drum
off with the shoes hitting the ridge. you have to adjust the brakes
all the way down to get them off and even then fight them.



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I also have an 04 Bull I did my rear brake shoes back about 6 months ago at 107k. . Old Drums were really stuck on, I replaced wheel cylinders, shoes, & drums with Ford/Motorcraft parts. They weren’t any more expensive than Oreillys or AutoZone. Haven’t had any issues so far.
I also have an 04 and just put in, also at 107k miles, new drums, shoes, cylinders, hardware and adjusters.

I went with Ford / Motorcraft drums that I picked up from a nearby Ford dealer. I did consider Raybestos drums from rockauto at about half the price, but I decided not to take a chance on them being lower quality, or unseen damage during shipping, or dealing with any returns / warranty hassle if there were any problems.

For the shoes, I went with Centric heavy duty from Amazon as they had a great price and had as high a friction rating - FF - as any other shoes. When I went to install them, I got a very nice surprise as they are actually labelled GG.

All other parts I ordered online whichever brand had the best price which was always cheaper than Motorcraft especially the wheel cylinders from rockauto.

I'm very happy with the result. The braking is distributed very evenly between the front and back wheels now.
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