mac, just changed mine ,'93 J30 w/ 260kmi.They really last IF you don't E-Brake slide on Psycho-DRIFTING!Typical scenario for the E-brake (parking brake ) is at approx. 6 to 8 "Clicks" your vehicle should not move on moderate slope & IF MOVING briskly ,should slow moderately heavy - with possibly lock-up @ around 15 -5 mph , JUST a GENERALITY .Also on extremely steep grades ( and with more appliction than 6-8 clicks) it shall be able to hold fwd's AND reverse
Test this by" bumping" gas pedal in gear on steep grade (whls turned -into curb ! ) . My car at 25 years old showed the lining material to be hardened , almost caked and very brittle - not holding very well at all in reverse slope , although the drum type system used is sp'osed to be a kind of "servo -setup" , yet both (Fr & Rr ) shoes are same exact part (in my case,maybe common to Nissan/INFINITI ) which should make "holding" the same Fr. to back ?
One more thing - nobody (parts stores , mach. shop in area ) does Drum - turning on these puppies - just scratch up the inside surface w/rough "garnet" to grab better / break in !These shoes @ O'reilley's were $25.
Can adjust shoe "clearance" w/screwwdriver @ drum-hole.Can adjust application "tension" @ hand lever or L.kick panel.
Other than the above info & "Test" NO - gotta take disc /drum off and use eyes