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15" 8 lug wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by suntadz, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. suntadz

    suntadz 1/2 ton status

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    i was converting my 1/2 ton to 3/4 ton and was wondering if anyone uses 15" 8 lug wheels and how they work on a 14ff. I dont want to get new tires but i have 15" tires now. I see my choice are limited and was wondering what would be a better option or what rims you use. thanks
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Eaton HD wheels. $58 each or so. National Tire and Wheel has them on their www site. They are hella beefy and easily fit on a ff14b.

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  3. suntadz

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    I bought mine from summit. They were $36.00 or $38.00 each but they were white. Cragen wheels.
     
  5. mofugly13

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    "Cragar" wheels. I have the black 8x15 d-cutout ones from summit. Had to grind the calipers on the front 60 to get them to fit, but they went right on the rear 70 no prob.
     
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    15" wagon wheels on a`71 K/20.The calipers required some grinding along the casting seam:
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    duallyjams 1/2 ton status

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    I had 15"8 lug wheels from weld racing on my k20.You do have to grind the front caliper for clearnce.The rear should clear.I know that welds are $$$ but with bfg mt i could pick the wheel and tire over my head with one hand.Unsprung weight save the stress on the drive train.I know bla bla bla so what.
     
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    Like BRB said...


    I run 15X8 8 lug with 4.25 backspacing. I paid $150 for 5 shipped to my door from summit and I scuffed a rattle canned them flat black for 2 hours of time and $10 in paint.

    They fit with no mods on my big braked 14FF (13X3.5 drums) and I ground the **** out of my Dana 60.

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  10. barneybasher1010

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    I have 15x8 8 lug steel wheels with 2.75" back spacing and have no problems and no grinding on my 14ff or the front 10 bolt
     
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    cool thanks for all the replies. I decided to get the eatons. thanks for the help
     

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