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1 ton axle questions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    1. Will a 15" rim fit on a d60/14bolt setup?
    2. About how much do the perches need to be moved on the 14bolt.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  2. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    Grind away on the front .
    the rear is a no brainer.
    get a 14ff out of a 3/4 ton rig and it will slide right in.
    A 1 ton rear will require moving the pads and spring mounts around

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  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    If you decide to come and get your axles from Rodger I can show you mine. I will have 15x10 with 4 1/8 backspacing on mine.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  4. californiak5

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    You are putting those on a D60 front axle? I would love to see pictures of the calipers when you are done. It seems thats alot of backspacing for the D60, but I know I have been wrong before. [​IMG] I am getting ready for the 1 ton swap and would love to stay with 15's, but I didn't think you could do so safely. Thanks again.

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  5. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I was going to finish grinding last weekend but the weather and a bad case of poison ivy didn't help. I will finish it up this weekend and post pics. I have one of the calipers almost done now and it has not been that bad of a job so far. And yes it is a 60.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  6. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Cool! If I can run 15's that would be great. I called Rodger yesterday and left a message, but he has not returned my call yet. I plan on picking the axles up on either sept. 15th or 16th; if he still has a matching set of used axles.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
  7. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    the good thing about moving your spring perches is you can adjust your angle at the same time.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  8. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    If you go with 3 or 3 1/4" backspace, you very minor grinding, that's the route I'd recommend. I like the calipers big and stiff.

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  9. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    So can I go with any back spacing I want if I run 16's?

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    Yes.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  11. wayne

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    The easiest way is to keep tring to call him. I can only remember one time that he returned my call. He is always getting sidetracked by something.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    When I was making a deal with Roger, I would call him between 6-6:30PM EST. I only missed him one time.

    Derf00

    "A WISE MONKEY NEVER MONKEYS WITH ANOTHER MONKEY'S MONKEY."
     
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    Cool! Thanks guys.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     
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    BTW I am looking forward to meeting you. I should be around most weekends for the next few months so let me know when you are comming.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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    I will be down on either the 15th or 16th of sept..I will let you know exactly what day. Later.

    1987 Jimmy Sierra Classic, Palisades Park, NJ 07650
     

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