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2 1/2" or 3" ? we are talkin a 97 F-250 extra cab PSD 4wd 4.10 gears and a 5 speed, if all that helps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Tow package you ask? Check! XLT, long bed.. what am i missing here? Has a LSD in the rear too. The parts store has 3" or 2 1/2". Says the 3" are for over 8500 GVW, which i didn't think it was, so i picked up the 2 1/2"ers. Anybody?


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I think you need the 3"rs !! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

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GAH! I knew it.... Are you serious? Doesn't it just happen that way every time? Bleh.
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Re: Rear Brake shoe size

ive done rear brakes on three of these trucks now...gas and diesel enigines and everyone of them had the 3" shoes...i dont know what the 2 1/2"s are for [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]


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I wonder if the 2 1/2" shoes are for the LD F250? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]

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gvw is 8800# for supercab long bed diesel 4x4, 3" does it for my truck.

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The 2.5" shoes are for the semi-float 10.25" axle.

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