Are The Rear Brakes The Same As The 5.0's ?

Discussion in '2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech' started by Tom S, Oct 27, 2013.


  1. Tom S

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    I'll be doing the rear brakes on my car before the snow flies . Are the 2.3 and 5.0 drums the same ? I don't want to swap to disc or 5 lug . Just rebuild whats there so they are new and work well . Not going Turbo or V6/V8 either . I am sure I will swap up to 4 lug GT front brakes later .
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    Bigger drums should stop better . Not getting anything for free just wondering before I remove the drums and check . Unless the self adjusters are locked and not working or just need bleeding . I'll check in any case . When I step on the brakes it feels like they let go and free wheel before activating . Uncomfortable at the least . Good working rear drums in good working order will stop these cars well enough .
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    Agreed. Just thought it probably isn't worth it if you're paying for them, IMO.

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