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Brake system

Well the mechanic said I have to get 2 new brake drums, 2 sets of brake shoes, and 2 wheel cylinders.

I am looking on RockAuto but there is different size stuff on there and I don't know what to get. I have a 2.5L 1999 Ford Ranger.

What should I get?
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reg cab or extended cab?

You prob have the smaller drums out back if its a reg cab 2.5.

Might as well replace all the springs and what not while your back there getting it done.

I know I couldnt get my drum off my 98 once and beat on it causing it to break and then causing a leaking wheel cylinder not fun.
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reg cab or extended cab?

You prob have the smaller drums out back if its a reg cab 2.5.

Might as well replace all the springs and what not while your back there getting it done.

I know I couldnt get my drum off my 98 once and beat on it causing it to break and then causing a leaking wheel cylinder not fun.
Regular Cab. Think I need the brake drum hardware kit too?

I wonder if this will work?

BRAKE DRUM-RAYBESTOS Part # 9651R {Professional Grade Outside Diameter 10.6" / 5 Bolts / Finned}
Rear; 9" X 1-3/4" Brakes


BRAKE SHOE-MONROE Part # BX704
REAR; Ranger Pickup; w/ 9" x 1.75" brake
REAR; w/ 9" x 1.75" brake

WHEEL CYLINDER- RAYBESTOS Part # WC34876 {Professional Grade}
Rear; 9" Brakes; 1/4" Mounting Holes; 3/8" - 24 Inlet
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Id replace the hardware while its apart just to get it done while everything is apart back there getting fixed. Not fun having to go back in the future and spend more money on labor a second time in the same area. I assume your paying to get this done.
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Id replace the hardware while its apart just to get it done while everything is apart back there getting fixed. Not fun having to go back in the future and spend more money on labor a second time in the same area. I assume your paying to get this done.
Yes. Might as well.

Yes I am paying. I don't really have the time to do this or go through the headache of doing it. I got to work today and I got to get it done fast.
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Definitely go ahead and replace everything. Makes life easier.
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Definitely go ahead and replace everything. Makes life easier.

I know but will the 9in drum work and the other stuff I listed?

I got all of it (2 of each) and the total is $134.
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I know but will the 9in drum work and the other stuff I listed?

I got all of it (2 of each) and the total is $134.
I don't know all the technical stuff just the basics.
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10 in is what I am getting. Ok thank yall for the help.
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10 in is what I am getting. Ok thank yall for the help.
You need to make sure that you have the 10" drums and not the 9"
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' bigman '..

On the cover of your back axle is a metal tag/vin for it. If you could post that on here, people could tell what axle you have and what you will need.
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On the cover of your back axle is a metal tag/vin for it. If you could post that on here, people could tell what axle you have and what you will need.
Well it's at the mechanics. I called him and he said he thought it was 10 inches. I already ordered the stuff now. Now I have to wait and see. :(
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Yeah, too bad your done live in columbus, i could have hooked you up with all your parts for about half the price... and helped you install..

wheel cylinders arnt bad to do...

How much are they charging you to install it all? normally we charge about 1.5 hours to do everything..
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Yeah, too bad your done live in columbus, i could have hooked you up with all your parts for about half the price... and helped you install..

wheel cylinders arnt bad to do...

How much are they charging you to install it all? normally we charge about 1.5 hours to do everything..
Well this guy is from California and he moved here awhile back. 25 YRS EXP...he says. He seems to know what he does. He charges $50 a hour- lol. :(

I WOULD HAVE tried messing with it but I don't have enough tools to do crap with. Once that stimulus check comes in and me getting a better job hopefully. I'm so gunna buy tools...alot of tools.
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You prob have a 9 inch inch on the 7.5

10 inchers came on the ext cab's or 4x4 reg cabs.
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You prob have a 9 inch inch on the 7.5

10 inchers came on the ext cab's or 4x4 reg cabs.

Please don't tell me this..... :(
Cause I just bought 10 inch ones from RockAuto and I have to have my truck fixed by Tuesday.
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Should have listened to mark in the 1st reply in this thread.

If you needed something done by a certain date, why did you order online? I would have gone local...so just in case i ordered the 10" parts, but the 10" won't work, and I need 9", the correct parts are just a short drive away....

just my two cents.
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Should have listened to mark in the 1st reply in this thread.

If you needed something done by a certain date, why did you order online? I would have gone local...so just in case i ordered the 10" parts, but the 10" won't work, and I need 9", the correct parts are just a short drive away....

just my two cents.
VERY true!

To add to that, I always check that axle tag if its NOT a ' modded ' axle. So many variations came with our trucks as far as rear-ends go. Theres 3.0's with both 7.5 and 8.8 axles. Im pretty sure the 2.3 came with a 7.5 axle but some might have come with an 8.8 . Even the front brakes on our trucks have 2 different sized rotors..
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I'll also add...

why not pull one of your rear wheels.........and pull out the tape measure!
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Yeah... I'm with Shane and Mark.

It only takes 2 minutes to jack up a truck, pull a wheel, take a measurement and put the wheel back on. Then you know what you're dealing with.

Go local if you are on a time restraint. Go online if you have time and want to find parts cheaper.
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