I hope someone can help. My husband needs to replace the rear brake
shoes. He has a mechanic friend who will do the work. In trying to
purchase the new shoes, he is asked if he needs a 9 or 11. How do you
find out the right size.
Any info greatly appreciated, by post or e-mail.
Thanks in advance!
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It depends on what axle the truck has. The easiest thing to do is measure
it. If you can take the wheel off, just measure the diameter of the brake
drum. If the outside dimension is a little over 10", that's a 9" drum. If
it's just over 12", that's an 11" drum.
If you can't take the wheel off, you can measure the gap betwen the drum and
the wheel (crawl under the truck, and look at the back of the wheel). The
wheel is 15" in diameter, so if you have a 9" drum, you'll have just over 2"
between the drum and the wheel. If you have about an inch and a half,
that's an 11" drum.
The third option is just buy both sets of shoes, and return the one that's
the wrong size.
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