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what size brake shoes do i need?

4banger_ranger

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i went to oreilly's to get my brake shoes and idk if i need the one for 9" drums or 10" drums, how do i find out? i have a 99 ranger xlt 2.5l 5speed 2wd with 7.5 rear axle
 


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Stamped on your drums is the maximum diameter. I forget the exact number, but for 10" it should be in the 256mm range. Less than that would be the 9". Or, if you can take a look at your brake shoes, 10" brakes are about 2 1/4" wide, and 9" brake shoes are less than 2" wide.

Apart from doing a visual inspection, you could look in the tech section under "brakes" and there may be some help there.
 

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7.5 is 9 inch and 8.8 is 10 i believe......a little searching and reading goes along way, this is a rediculous post for the urgent threads...... IMO
 

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Since you have a 4banger and if the rear end is stock you most likely have 9 in
 

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7.5 is 9 inch and 8.8 is 10 i believe......a little searching and reading goes along way
not all 7.5 axles had 9" brakes, some were 10. im not sure if all 8.8's were 10 or not. either way, take it apart and measure.

this is a rediculous post for the urgent threads...... IMO
i agree. :annoyed: moved to the brakes forum.
 

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