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Stock rear brake drums

1986 cougar xr7 2.3 turbo 5 speed! Original owner about 100 k on car. The rear brake drums are original factory from ford. When do u change them to new drums are there a miliage on-the drums, to change for new drums

Re: Stock rear brake drums

Reply #1
When they are less than 1/16 inch thick. Have you ever had them re-turned to smooth them up in the life of the car?
Places that do that work will tell if they are too thin and need replacing.  They check them with a micrometer.

Re: Stock rear brake drums

Reply #2
No just all rear brake hardware ,shoes and wheel cyls drums original

 

Re: Stock rear brake drums

Reply #3
86 xr7 should have the larger 10" drums. These were hard to find about 10nuears ago, if you can find a replacement set, I would pick them up.
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I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
Hooligans! 
1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
1986 cougar.
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Re: Stock rear brake drums

Reply #4
86 xr7 should have the larger 10" drums. These were hard to find about 10nuears ago, if you can find a replacement set, I would pick them up.
Rock auto has them, I got a set from them last year.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=11668393&cc=1198605&pt=1744&jsn=890
Original 1988 Cougar XR7 owner 200,000 miles and counting.