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15 in wheel on 3/4 parts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, Aug 12, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    will it fit. I think i remember reading somewhere that 15 in wheels will not fit on 3/4 ton parts. You have to do some grinding. Is this true?
     
  2. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>You have to grind the front calipers and some of the backing plates. I did this last fall and a ton of other people on here have done it since. Do a search you'll find tons of info.</font color=blue>
     
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    yes the front caliper and backing plate will have to be attacked with a grinder.

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  4. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Get the grinder out. Yes it will fit with some grinding. I am in the process of grinding my Dana 60 calipers to fit 15" wheels with 4 1/8" backspacing.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  5. LKJR

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    ok excuse my ignorance on this but what is the difference in a 3/4t Dana 44 and a 1/2t D44? do you have to grind for the 3/4t to fit?

    Like em big and topless
     
  6. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Yes you have to grind the calipers and backing plate on the 3/4 ton dana 44. They are larger than the 1/2 ton dana 44. I have found that an angle grinder works the best for me. Just take a little off the top until your wheel fits without interference. Good luck!

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
  7. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>The calipers are the same but the rotors are larger and the backing plates are too.</font color=blue>
     
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    I was grinding away today. I have a little bit more to go but very close to being done! My rims get here tomorrow.
     
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    LOL!!! Im sorta in the same boat. I have the wheels and the grinding disks but haven't received the front end yet. Im getting grinders fever!!! [​IMG]

    Does anyone have a grinding disk I can borrow?[​IMG]3/4 in progress[​IMG]
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