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What size are my Rear Drum Breaks?

Hey Guys.. I am sitting at work and I want to stop by the auto parts store on the way home and get the parts to do my rear drum breaks. I called the dealer and they said that it would either be 8in or 9in on the rear but they weren't able to tell me... even with the Vin# so with that said..

2003 Ford ranger XLT 4x4 4.0 sohc non FX4. Anyone guide me in the right direction? Thanks!
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....Options are 9 or 10 inch,being a 4x4 as a rule are 10 inch....
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isn't all 8.8 axles 10" drums?
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....Options are 9 or 10 inch,being a 4x4 as a rule are 10 inch....
yea maybe the dealer did say that they could be 9 or 10 inch.. so in my case then it would definetly be a 10 inch?
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im almost positive that all 8.8's have 10" drums.
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im almost positive that all 8.8's have 10" drums.
So with the details of my truck posted above that would mean that my truck has 8.8's?
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So with the details of my truck posted above that would mean that my truck has 8.8's?
you have a 4.0 and its 4x4, so yes it should have an 8.8 rear axle with 10" brakes.
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So with the details of my truck posted above that would mean that my truck has 8.8's?
all 4.0 Rangers (except for a select few first 4.0's) come factory with 8.8 rear axles...
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It depends on the model and options and year. For the past several years, the base 4x2 drums have been 9". Adding any one or more of these options got you the 10" upgrade:

-4x4
-Edge
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-Payload Package #2

Since yours is a 4x4, it definitely has 10" drums.
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Thanks for the clearification Bob!
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Thank you all for your help!! The guys at the dealership had no clue that size my drums were. Off to go get my drums and shoes. Now lets see how the install goes.
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problly ought to get a spring kit also and at least have the drums machined
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problly ought to get a spring kit also and at least have the drums machined
Yea thanks.. I just picked up new drums and a spring kit. I got all the parts...Shoes, Drums and spring kit for like 100 Bucks. Lets see how it goes.
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