The best upgrade you can do with drum brakes is rip them the hell out and put the discs in. That's what I did :tup:[Danjamin] said:Ha ha, the first thing I thought of when I saw "performance brake shoe" was, "wouldn't that be like saying - 'Performance' Broken Leg?" followed by "What's the best kind of broken leg to have?" because, well, drum brakes suck. But seeing as how that's not the case... Yes, brake pads can have a very noticeable effect on your braking.