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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:07 pm 
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3 Deuce Webber
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I need to replace the rear brake wheel cylinders on my 1986 Dodge D150. The shop manual calls for 15/16" cylinder bores. I ordered some new wheel cylinders that are 7/8" from Rock Auto that were supposed to be for my truck. Can I use these wheel cylinders are should I order some 15/16" cylinder bore wheel cylinders?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Depends. Did your truck lock up the rear wheels under hard braking with the 15/16" rear wheel cylinders before?

Smaller diameter on the rear cylinders will mean less braking force on the rear shoes. This can actually be a good thing if the rear wheels had a tendency to lock up first, like a lot of Chrysler passenger cars. No idea if this applies to your truck, though. Things could also change loaded vs. unloaded.

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