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10b front, 14bff rear....steelies?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by socal chevy, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. socal chevy

    socal chevy 1/2 ton status

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    I have my stock 10b in front and am installing a 14bff in the rear with disc brakes.... Will I have any clearance problems with 15's? If so... where? What backspacing should i get?... What width wheel?
     
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    I'm running a D44/14ff with 15 x 8's with 2.75 BS and rear discs, no caliper grinding for me :D
     
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    Narrower wheels will take less grinding. Less BS will take less grinding. I am running 15x8" steelies with 4" of BS. I had to grind a fair amount to get it to clear. Nothing I am worried about safety wise just it took awhile.

    Back Spacing can be your friend and your enemy. It will take less grinding to clear the brakes but it will also add extra strain to the ball joints. It will also make your truck wider which may be a positive or a negative depending on your wheeling environment.

    If you offroad hard with 2.75" BS rims on a 10 bolt front you will be playing the balljoint game alot. Friends of mine that run that setup can go threw ball joints in as little as 2-3 months depending on the amount of wheeling they get in.

    I have run 4" BS with my 10 bolt front for 1 year of hard wheeling and my balljoints are still tight.

    If you don't wheel hard or don't mind the balljoint game then 2.75" BS might be ok for you.

    Harley
     
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    I bought some 15x8 white spokes w4" bksp. and had them powdecoated black. Just got them back yesterday.
     
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    got some pics installed?
     
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    My truck runs 15x8" rims with 4.125" BS. They are white steel wagon wheels painted black. There are numerous pics in my webshots linked below. I run a 14bff rear and 10 bolt front.

    Harley
     
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    Lots and lots of grinding for me. I have the white spoke 15x10 with 4" Of backspacing. But anyways There going to get the rattle can soon... just dont like the white.
     
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    No, I've still gotta install the 14bff this weekend.
     

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