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Old 07-12-2009, 09:24 PM
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Are there more than one size brake drums?

I have a 1988 Chev, but the dually "BUD rims will not clear the brake drums. Same bolt pattern, same center hole. Are there more than on size brake drums used on duallys?

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There might be, maybe the drums you have now havnt been turned before and the brakes are adjusted outwards further to compensate for a drum that HAS been turned before. Try adjusting the brakes in some, if that doesnt work then the drum must be a different size.
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The problem is the BUDD rims. I have an old Ford 1-ton they won't fit either. I assume they are made or disc brake applications, other than mine.
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Thanks guys. I am talking about the BUD rims fitting over the drum. They will not fit over the rear "DRUM" brake drums. There must be two sizes. I need to know for sure. Where can i look? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks to all of you for your response. Keep them coming.
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There are many wheel sizes for the Budd's. You may just need a larger wheel diameter than the ones you are trying to fit.

FWIW, there are disc conversions from drums to disc that will allow smaller diameter Budds to fit truck axles. But you're looking at a ~$500 hit.
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Feeling kinda foolish right now.

Back to square one. Just slowed down and took a new look at the rear end. It is a Dana 70 10 bolt. I had mistakenly i.d.ed it as a corporate 14 bolt. Now can anyone answer my question about the "BUD" rims not fitting? Thank you in advance.

Do Dana 70 use a differnet size of BUD rims?
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