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14b drums +15" wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jonny-K5, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    did a search but didnt find what i was looking for
    i've got a 1ton 14b out of a 78' 2wd camper special. it has massive rear drums. do 15" wheels fit over these? rims will have 4" backspacing. do you have to run discs on the rear to use a 15" wheel? i'll eventuall swap to discs, just wondering if this is possible.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    friend has 15x10" 8 lugs wagons on his no problems.
     
  3. OffRoad

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    as i understand it, if get rims with the right backspacing it's not a problem.
     
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    Disc will NOT fit with 15"
    Drums are fine.
     
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    the fronts you mean,,,right? if the front end is setup with 3/4 or 1 ton stuff, you will need to grind down some of the caliper until it doesn't rub the rim,,,the rear WILL fit either disc or drum no problems.
     
  6. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    if you put disks in the rear then you need to grind the calipers to fit 15" rims unless you find the kit made for 15" wheels. i have 15x10 with 4" of backspacing on my 14bff and they clear the drums fine.
     
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    well i've never heard of a kit for "15" wheels",,,a disc brake kit is a disc brake kit when i bought mine,,,they fit no problems.
     
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    ok, i may be wrong...that is just what i have heard.
     
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    I put the Sky Manufacturing disk kit with 70ish (don't remember exactly what year) 3/4 ton front calipers. 15" rim with 4" of backspacing fit just fine.

    Eric
     
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    fits no problem
     
  11. Jonny-K5

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    sweet. but i have to grind the front calipers on a 3/4t 10 b? bummer. i was hoping that was only nessesary on the dana 60.
     

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