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15" or 16" wheels on 3/4 ton sticks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Calclips, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    15\" or 16\" wheels on 3/4 ton sticks?

    I know that 16.5" wheels came stock on 3/4 ton trucks, but can you run a smaller wheel than that without any grinding? Or is the grinding that everybody is talking about only for Dana 60 fronts? Thanks in advance...
     
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    Re: 15\" or 16\" wheels on 3/4 ton sticks?

    Sorry, the truck is an 84 3/4 ton with a Dana 44 and a 14bFF...
     
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    Re: 15\" or 16\" wheels on 3/4 ton sticks?

    I am running 15" wheels on my 3/4T stuff and had to grind the calipers. With 16" wheels, you won't have to do this...
     
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    Re: 15\" or 16\" wheels on 3/4 ton sticks?

    <font color="blue">You have to grind on all of them, unless you run really rediculous backspacing. I've done this a few times to 3/4 and 1 ton fronts, its not that hard if you have a spare wheel with no tire on it and a good grinder with fresh disks
     
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    Re: 15\" or 16\" wheels on 3/4 ton sticks?

    Do you have to grind the rear end too? I thought I read in a post by thatK30guy that you didn't have to on the rear end... correct me if I'm wrong.
     

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