Like I said in my first post, I used the 8mm bolts first. The threads were rusty and thus just pulled straight out of the metal, leaving me with stripped holes.
I may not have the shoes retracted far enough. I just did them a little bit, thinking that was all they needed. I will pull them back as far as the adjuster will let me, and try again.
Baby Beast 2- 1999 4Runner SR5
Baby Beast -1987 4Runner SR5-Gone, but not forgotten