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Old 09-26-2007
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Man I am hitting 80K in 9 miles and have not changed my rears I have changed the fronts like 4+ times and I have had either 33's or 35's on it since like 10K I should change them just for the hell of it!
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Old 09-26-2007
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Shoe separation happened on mine at about 55-60k. The drums were dragging really bad. I had to rev up to 2500 to move the truck. One tire was on the verge of spinning.

I drove around a bit in reverse and it seemed to unlodge the shoe a bit. I ended up putting the truck on jack stands and in reverse to get the shoe to come off.
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Old 10-23-2007
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I have almost 90,000 on the original rear brakes too. Hell, the front ones lasted about 60,000.
Me too
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Old 10-23-2007
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Wow, I just did mine, but they aren't that bad!!!

I can stop on a dime too

I have to do kevoo's drums...his are shot...even his primary won't hold his p-brake, and they are adjusted too!!!!
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Mine were pretty bad at 50k.

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My 94 ranger finally gave up its rear brakes at 160,000 miles... top that :)
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Old 10-30-2007
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just so you know there is a little threaded hole in the drum that you can put a bolt in and crank to pry the drum off
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Old 10-30-2007
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just so you know there is a little threaded hole in the drum that you can put a bolt in and crank to pry the drum off
could you please post pics of a ranger drum with said holes.

i have been working on cars and trucks for over 20 years and have NEVER seen any ford truck small or big with threaded holes in the drums.

a lot of off shore cars have this but not ford trucks
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could you please post pics of a ranger drum with said holes.

i have been working on cars and trucks for over 20 years and have NEVER seen any ford truck small or big with threaded holes in the drums.

a lot of off shore cars have this but not ford trucks
I don't have any pictures of it right now but the first time I changed the drums I definitely did that.
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Old 10-31-2007
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my '88 ranger had over 200K on it when i traded it off, i bought it at 98,000 and never did anything to the rear brakes besides pull the drums once in a while to confirm if i still had lining. my '93 needed rears at around 90,000. drums were stuck on so bad i had to bust them with a really big hand sledge. so i got the "china drums" and new rear shoes. ive put 2 sets of fronts on since ive got it. neither the '88 or the '93 had threaded holes to help pry the drum off, ive seen a couple of import cars that had that though. i anti-siezed my axle flange before i put it all back togther, should help.
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Old 11-06-2007
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I got 101k on mine and they still have some left. I do take the drums off now and then and clean out the dust ect. Even then, still a ***** to get off
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I just had mine done today (81,000), they were totally shot! One shoe was cracked clean in half.
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Old 11-08-2007
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i replaced mine today 157000 on them
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