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    Default Rear brake size on '99 Tahoe

    How do you determine whether you have the 10" or 11" brakes on the rear of a '99 Thaoe? I know the easiest would be to take them apart and measure but I would "assume" there should be a way to tell without breaking them down first. Maybe VIN # or can you tell by measuring the outside diameter of the drum? Does anyone know? Thanks.

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    Even easier than measuring the drum is to find the max diameter that should be stamped on the drum. I can't off-hand remember where it was stamped into the drum, but you should be able to see it by pulling the wheel off. If the max diameter is ~11 inches, you have 11 inch brakes. About 10 inches and you have 10 inch brakes and so on.
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