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Old 12-22-2010, 07:54 AM
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Default Dodge Rear Drum Brake Upgrade

If you have rear drum brakes and are looking to get better brakes the solution is quite easy! Just pick up a pair of wheel cylinders part number NAPA#UP37337. They are a direct bolt in. All you need to do is pull the drums, unscrew the brake line, unbolt the cylinders and reverse the process. Remember to bleed the cylinders! Just don't tell them that you are going to put them in a Dodge! These cylinders are actually for GM one ton trucks. I was able to replace two of them in one hour by myself with just hand tools.

edit: I just checked the part number to make sure it is still good and the results are YES!! Also as of 12/22/10 they are only $9.69 each at a NAPA near me.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:40 PM
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thank you sir!!! are these just bigger than what we have stock?
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:44 PM
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Yes, they are slightly bigger than stock, yet they produce more force.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:17 PM
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I believe the stock cylinders are 15/16" and the replacements are 1 1/16". Doesn't sound like much, but they really do make a big difference! No more nose diving.
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Yeap the same number on my write up too...
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