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I have a 1999 2500 with a dana 70 in the rear with drums brakes. I heard of guys using the dana 80 wheel cylinders in a dana 70. They say it has better stopping power. Is this true and does it work. Thanks for the input.

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What a lot of people do though and with good results are using Chevy 1 ton wheel cylinders ( WAGNER Part # WC79768 1-3/16" bore or NAPA part #37337 ) Some people have stated that they may be too agressive and I am pretty sure the alternative would be the Dodge Dana 80 (dually) cylinders, Im pretty sure the dually cylinders are a size between the chevy's and 2500 dodge's.

With rear brake issues either being not enough or too much, it might be worth looking at the load proportioning valve attached to the rear axle ( if equipped). I have heard of people adjusting this valve to compensate rear brakes too.

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I have read of using the 1 1/8th wheel cylinder with the 3 in wide shoes as being a good combination for those with a load most of the time.

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