Some of the pre Maxi brake designs were totally sketchy. As long as you're meticulous about ensuring the cage bolt is properly inserted, the maxis are safe as can be. Problem is far too many guys are lackadaisical about ensuring the cage bolt is properly seated, and the first little vibration releases the damn thing after it's.apart.without a cage, you deserve to be a Darwin candidate to change a spring chamber side diaphragm. Even in a cage they are sketchy.
I'm admittedly not the most mechanical in the world but I'm slowly learning the longer I drive and issues happen. That would seem to make more sense though.My theory is always replace brake parts as an axle if you do something to the left you should also do it to the right.
I understand it from a fleet viewpoint, just fix what’s broken and get the truck moving again. You’re a little different, your current ride stays pretty local. Road service calls in the USA are ignorant and should be avoided if at all possibleI'm admittedly not the most mechanical in the world but I'm slowly learning the longer I drive and issues happen. That would seem to make more sense though.
Ontario Outlaw and I were just having this conversation when my company's shop decided to do one on each drive axle instead of the pairs when two of them had broken springs.
Well that’s a thankless job. I got the front drive axle done tonight. The shims I had made up do the trick nicely. I still have to add a shim to the pins on the rear axle.