Ever since I did my first disc brake job, I’ve hated drum brakes.
Trying to back off the brake shoes to remove the drum, frozen spring keepers, frozen adjusters, all the moving parts. Then trying to get those danged pins and keepers locked (I always struggle with them) and then adjusting the shoes to the drum.
Way harder that the simplicity of disc brakes.
I find the hardest part of disc brakes is getting the old disc’s off the hub.
Not that I have that much trouble…I’ve learned a few tricks through the years.
But I find that part, the only thing that causes me to any angst.
Actually that is #2. Number one…here in the rust belt is removing the flare nut from the flexible brake hoses. The nut us normally rusted to the steel line into one piece and unless you are careful you will twist the steel line right off, and there is never enough line to reflare it. Heat, some PB blaster, and working the nut back and forth is the only way…if you are lucky.
But that holds true if it’s a disc brake set up or drums.