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    Default 99 gmc suburban k1500 brake size question

    So I'm in need of some brakes and instead of getting ripped off at a shop I might just do it on my own. However, apparently there are different size brakes on the 99 suburbans SLT 4x4 k1500 5.7l v8 engine? I figured there would only be one brake size for the slt/5.7l/4x4 but I was wrong. Is there something I can look at in the vin to make sure I order the right size pads and shoes? or do I have to check the old fashioned way by measuring? Thanks.

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    I have a 99 Surb LT, one size. There are different grades of brake shoes.

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    So for the 6 lug the only size is the 11" shoe?

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    Yes, the 13" is for Diesels.

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    Cool, thanks. Pads don't seem that difficult to do but how difficult will the shoes be on the drums? I've heard they can be a PITA...

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