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15" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AJMBLAZER, May 25, 2002.

  1. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    I know this has been asked to death, but for some dumb reason I never paid attention. I'm talking 8 lug D44 or 10 bolt front axle, and 14FF rear axle.

    What do you have to do to make 15" rims fit over 3/4 ton axles?

    I know they don't clear the D60's of 1 tons, but how about the 8 lug D44's and 10 bolts?

    Are there any normal backspacings (I'm not to hot about 1" of backspacing) that will clear the front and rear brakes?
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    Do a search. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

    I'm sure some people get tired of repeating the answer to this all the time, so do a search and save the time. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    Calipers need grinding. More than you think but not enough to effect the strength of the caliper. I run 15's on my 8 lug D44 and they have 3.5" of backspace.

    Rene
     
  4. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    <font color=blue>Use 3.75-4.125" backspace. Bolt them on the rear, grind until they fit the front. Thats all there is to it.
     
  5. BadDog

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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.members.cox.net/russhuffman/grinding/calipers.html>This</a> is for a D60, but the 3/4 ton stuff is not that much different. You won't have as much to grind, and the brackets are quite a bit different, but this should give you an idea...
     
  6. Joe T

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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    When I had my D60 (rear) built, I welded new axle tube flanges on that would accept my stock backing plates. Had the axles made with the 6 bolt pattern, with bigger studs put in

    http://community.webshots.com/user/trihouse
     
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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    I called a rim dealer and asked that same question, and they said it would work. They dont make 8-lug 15" rims for nothing.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    The application that 15" 8-lug rims are made for are for old drum brake 3/4-ton trucks. I have even seen a set of 15" 8-lug ALUMINUM wheels. Most wheel places will just tell you it won't work.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    If you have a Les Schab tire store near you, you can get the 15x10 8 lug white spokes for $27. Ugly as [censored]....But 8 lugs and cheap.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims and 3/4 ton axles?

    I got about the same thing from Discount Tire.
     

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