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15 inch wheels on 14b FF?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SICNICK, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. SICNICK

    SICNICK Registered Member

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    I am plannin on swappin to a 14b FF soon, obviously ill need 8 lugs, but if I disc brake convert the rear can I run 15 inch wheels? tires for 15's are so much cheaper and easier to find! [​IMG] Thanks!
     
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    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    depends on the conversion you do. most are based on 3/4 ton stuff, minor caliper grinding would be needed, depending on backspacing. So yes, with little to no work.
     
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    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    my 15"s with 4 inch backspace work without grinding. i used DIY4x's kit.
     
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    Honestly, this topic is kinda' like kicking a dead horse it's been discussed so much.........

    Anyway, a disc conversion on a rear 14FF typically requires very little or no caliper grinding because the calipers and rotors are spaced further inward from the wheel than a front application.
     
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    [dead horse]

    15's fit over the largest 14 bolt FF drums as well as over rear disc's...it's pretty rare to need to do any grinding on rear calipers...

    The front end is where all the clearance problems are.

    [/dead horse]

    Rene
     
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