I have a 2000 Ford Ranger that a previous owner modified by adding an offroad kit to it. I don't have a picture of the suspension system at the moment, but this one is pretty close in terms of wheel size and such:
The problem is that I need to give it a brake job - at least one of the shoes is completely messed up (I can see the spring poking out of the brake hub), but I'm worried that the offroad kit (which I didn't install and so I can only guess at which one it is) might have some kind of non-standard brake requirements.
Sorry if this sounds naive, but my question is this: when these offroad kits are added to trucks, is it required to change the brake assembly, or can the stock one be used? (I'm guessing they wouldn't change the brake assembly unless it was necessary for the kit, as the rest of the truck is fairly free of modification). And, if the stock kit is used, do I need any kind of special brake shoes for some reason, or can I replace them with the standard shoes?