I like my power drum brakes. These seem adequate for normal driving as long as you know your limitations. I intended to overhaul both front and rear over the Winter, but from reading Dave's post, it's probably a waste of time and money. I like starting fresh just so I know everything is ship-shape. However, it seems you can upgrade disc brakes with better rotors and pads, but drum brakes are limited to their design and lack of further development.