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Drum brakes

Messing around this weekend I found that my rear brakes are shot. So I'm gonna get new shoes, springs, and all that good stuff. Then have a friend come show me what the hell I'm doing. Let me get a list of parts up and you guys can tell me if I have everything.

I just replaced all the brake stuff up front and don't want the unnecessary wear that would be caused because the rear brakes are gone. I know it's got to be putting a ton of stress on the front rotors and pads.

Also I've been looking for a fx4 axle and don't want to spend a ton of money on new brakes for this axle if I find a new axle.

What size brakes do I have, the 9"x1 3/4" or 10"x2 1/2"? How do you tell, is that drum diameter?

Also, can all these new brake components be swapped over to a fx4 axle?

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you can measure the drum with a tape measure if theyre too rusty to read cuz if theyre kinda new you can read the # on the drum...but if you cant read it you can just measure it...n as for the 9"x1 3/4 thing...the 9" is the drum diameter and the 1 3/4 is the drum depth...im not sure what size drums u have on the rear but again you can measure em to find out...im thinkin its the 9" drum but im not 100% sure...
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Your not putting to much stress on the front brakes, they do the vast majority of the braking as is. If you plan to swap axles I would focus the attention on that. Get the new axle, put the new brake parts on it and swap away.
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Thanks. Let me figure out what I have and I'll get a parts list up.
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your axle has 10" brakes.

all parts will interchange to the FX4 31 spline axle
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Check out your brake lines and cylinders before you start. My cylinders were shot, so I had to run out and get new ones, and then run out again to get new brake lines cause i couldn't get the old ones off (rusted away at the cylinder).

I could have had them done in half the time, but cause I was buming a ride to go get the parts I needed, it turned into a really long day.
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Your not putting to much stress on the front brakes, they do the vast majority of the braking as is. If you plan to swap axles I would focus the attention on that. Get the new axle, put the new brake parts on it and swap away.
So if I wait it out I should be alright??


The only reason I found out is I pulled up on a big steep rock and the e-brake wouldn't hold the truck up. So I pulled the drums off and there is nothing left on the shoes, nothing!! I would like to have a working e-brake again. lol

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all parts will interchange to the FX4 31 spline axle
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your axle has 10" brakes.

all parts will interchange to the FX4 31 spline axle
except for the backing plates it has a different flange pattern..
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sorry if i was not **** enough zach
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i was just specifying what is not the same, i only know this because if it was the same i would already have ordered the ford racing disc brake kit..
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i have rear disk brakes
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i have rear disk brakes
What does that have anything to do with this thread?
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dunno

zach mentioned something about ford racing kit
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i have rear disk brakes
you want a cookie?
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So if I wait it out I should be alright??


The only reason I found out is I pulled up on a big steep rock and the e-brake wouldn't hold the truck up. So I pulled the drums off and there is nothing left on the shoes, nothing!! I would like to have a working e-brake again. lol



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dont you have an automatic? what do you need an ebrake for?
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Yeah, it's an auto.

I don't like just throwing it in park when on steep hills, I like to use the e-brake.

You know when you park on a steep hill and the tranny clunks going from park to whatever. I've always thought that was hard on the tranny and use the e-brake.
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its the park "ball" you are speaking of and technically yes on hills it is a smart idea less stress on the park ball...

wish mine werent frozen lol...
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Yeah, it's an auto.

I don't like just throwing it in park when on steep hills, I like to use the e-brake.

You know when you park on a steep hill and the tranny clunks going from park to whatever. I've always thought that was hard on the tranny and use the e-brake.
meh

been parking on steep hills for a long freaking time, still works fine. I know what you mean though.
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