STEERING SUSPENSION BRAKESWhen I got my rims, it became apparent that its ugly and pointless to have nice rims, with dirty, rusty brakes showing behind them. So I picked up some slotted rotors off ebay for a bill, and I painted my calipers. I changed my brake pads for the first time in 2006. It took me 30 minutes. When it came to the shoes, I was stumped. I couldnt even get the drums off. I had already purchaced new drums and painted them blue, but they sat in my closet for 2 years until I was ready to tackle the rear brakes. The brakes were still strong so I decided to wait till it was absolutely neccessary to change them, which was recently. Plus now I have the appropriate tools, so I was ready for anything. Sure enough, both wheel cylinders were shot, and while removing the brake lines with the right tool (10mm flared wrench) the rusted hard lines broke. The replacements cost 190, but I wasnt ready to pay that for small little brake lines, so I bent and flared my own lines. I got new hardware and installed the shoes, slipped on the already painted drums, and bled the system twice. The difference was amazing. The brakes feel like its a different car. Here's some pics of the brake job.