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Does anyone know what the difference is between the Sedan and Wagon drums? Some parts places list two part numbers. Is there a negative to using the wagon drums on a sedan?

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the drums on the wagon are larger than those on the sedan by almost an inch in diameter. they may bolt up but you won't get anything in the way of brake performance :-O
 

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I thought on a Gen 3 and 4, the wagons only had discs, no drums available.
 

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x2!! :)
 

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This is for a 1999. When I go online and look at the diagrams it says there is only a .1 mm difference. I am confused.
 

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Yea the difference is that wagon drums didn't exist for gen 2 -4.
 

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FordParts, RockAuto and Napa all list drums for the rear of a 99 wagon

From Snappy Napa Auto Parts:

Wagon
Brake Drum - Rear, 250.0mm
Bolt Circle Diameter : 108.0mm
Brake Drum Surface Depth : 54.5mm
Center Bore Diameter : 64.6mm
Height : 68.6mm
Maximum Discard Diameter : 251.46mm
O.D. : 291.0mm
250 millimeters = 9.84251969 inches


Sedan
Brake Drum - Rear, 225.0mm; 5
Bolt Circle Diameter : 108.0mm
Brake Drum Surface Depth : 53.5mm
Center Bore Diameter : 64.0mm
Height : 71.0mm
Maximum Discard Diameter : 226.55mm
O.D. : 264.5mm
225 millimeters = 8.85826772 inches
 

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Wagon Heavy

FordParts, RockAuto and Napa all list drums for the rear of a 99 wagon

From Snappy Napa Auto Parts:

Wagon
Brake Drum - Rear, 250.0mm
Bolt Circle Diameter : 108.0mm
Brake Drum Surface Depth : 54.5mm
Center Bore Diameter : 64.6mm
Height : 68.6mm
Maximum Discard Diameter : 251.46mm
O.D. : 291.0mm
250 millimeters = 9.84251969 inches


Sedan
Brake Drum - Rear, 225.0mm; 5
Bolt Circle Diameter : 108.0mm
Brake Drum Surface Depth : 53.5mm
Center Bore Diameter : 64.0mm
Height : 71.0mm
Maximum Discard Diameter : 226.55mm
O.D. : 264.5mm
225 millimeters = 8.85826772 inches
The wagon is severla hundred pounds heavier, all in the rear.

So more braking on the rear would be normal, thus larger drums.
But, my '01 wagon had disc, so not an issue to me.

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ALL gen 3 and 4 wagons had disc brakes in the rear!!
Rear disc brakes were an option on gen 3 sedans, not available on gen 4 sedans unless you did it yourself. :)
 

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Thats right, according to my manual and sources, all the wagons had disc brakes all the way around for the 3rd and 4th gen. So the difference is that the wagon doesn't have drums.
 

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Not trying to fan any flames - but this pic is from silverstate ford as of a few minutes ago - curious as to why they list drums for the wagon if ford didn't install them on wagons for gen 3


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fordparts.com lists drums for a wagon through 00 as well.
 

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We all know the parts counter guys are always right with the 2001+ brake parts.

Wagon drums did not exist for gen 2-4.

If you want better brakes do the 2001+ front and disk rear swap.
 
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