The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
Would anyone have an idea whether or not semi-metallic brake shoes (NAPA) will affect rear drum wear on a tri5? Thanks
all brake shoes by design will cause some wear, but ID suggest the ceramic brake shoes as they leave noticeably less residual dust and seem too wear well, and not cause quite as much drum or rotor wear in my experience vs semi metallic (much cleaner with ceramic shoes) obviously the weight of the car or truck and how fast you drive and how often you brake effects wear.
you might want to try premium ceramic brace pads , they have in my experience lasted a bit longer and done less wear to the rotors than the metallic pads, and they don,t puke as much debris
and of course theres the option of upgrading to larger disc brakes