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15" rims on 14bff and D44

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by az ranger, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. az ranger

    az ranger 1/2 ton status

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    15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    are there any clearance issues or other problems with running 15's on these axles. I have heard that 15's wont fit over the calipers on D60's w/o grinding, is this also the case on D44

    thanks
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    My 76 K5 can from the factory with a D44 and 15" rims.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    Do a search.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    i have a 10 bolt with d44 outers(knuckles out) with 8 lugs and i had to grind the calipers and the backing plates. /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    Yes, you need to grind the calipers to get them to fit over the brakes. The amount of grinding will depend on the amount of back spaceing. If more you have the more grinding. Also though the less back spacing you have the harder it is on your ball joints so it is a toss up of what to do. I run more BS (4.125") and my ball joints seem to last a decent amount longer then the guys who run less (2-2.5")

    They will clear a 14bff no problems.

    Make sure when you grind the calipers that more then 1 wheel will clear the grinding. All rims are a little different and if you need to rotate your tires or mount up your spare that rim may not fit. I learned that the hard way.

    Harley
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    If you go disks in the rear you may have to grind very little, I just had to knock off the "lips" on my caddy calipers /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    i think grinding the calipers is a very bad idea, and if you do it like the write up says, arent you supposed to blend the ridge so as to not cause a stress riser? I leared a little about metal working in HS but i could be wrong /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 14bff and D44

    I didn't have any problems on my d44, 14b was fine until i did a rear disk conversion, when i had to grind a very minimal amount off, which i could of avoided if i'd been more careful in my measurements place the brakes (made the brackets at home).
     

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