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Author Topic:   Where to buy lighted drums setup for a 9inch
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted December 04, 2005 07:08 PM  
Looking to buy a GM drum set-up for ford 9inch rearend. Can anyone tell me where everyone is buying them...
Looking for the lightes set-up.

redneck racing
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Total posts: 875
posted December 04, 2005 07:11 PM  
I would put discs on it, they are much lighter. Eddie

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 151
posted December 04, 2005 08:55 PM  
The car I bought has a 9" with 4.75 bolt
pattern. It has gm alum. drums on it.
Sorry I dont know what they are off of.
hope this helps a little.

Ego Racing
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Total posts: 764
posted December 05, 2005 05:43 AM  
We weighed the factory FORD disk set on one of our cars. We found that with everything including the backing plate the drum brakes were lighter, the disks had better acceleration. After market disk setup's are ALOT lighter than the factory stuff.
I have seen the aluminum drums on E-bay but they are $$$$ I think they sold for well over $300.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted December 05, 2005 08:23 AM  
Sorry can't run Disc brakes for IMCA HOBBY

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted December 05, 2005 03:44 PM  
Go to, they have the backing plates with the brakes already installed for around $100 (pair), and they bolt to your 9" ford housing with no trouble. By the way you save 5lbs per drum cast)when you go this route, and 10lbs per drum if you use the aluminum drums, I know because I weighed everything on a ups scale.
ford drum-19lbs
GM cast drum-14lbs
GM alum. drum-9lbs


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