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15" rims on 3/4 ton D44

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wakedog, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. wakedog

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    15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    Does anyone know if the brakes of a 3/4 ton D44 need to be ground to clear the rims, in going to be putting one in soon and wanted to know if anyone has experience with this problem.

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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    Do a search. This topic has been done and talked about thousands of times. [​IMG]

    BTW, yes, you will need to grind the calipers and possibly the top of the backing plates, depending on the wheel backspacing.



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    Re: 15

    <font color=blue>I did this last year. Buy extra grinding disks and do yourself a favor by doing this with a bare rim, not one with a tire already on it.
     
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    Re: 15

    Ditto

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    Re: 15

    Yeah plan on spending an entire afternoon with those puppies.

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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    yup... will have to grin a lot depending on the back spacing. I have a pretty good grinder if you don;t have access to one.

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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    I was told if I did it I would grind, grind and grind some more. Then when I thought I was getting done I would then grind more, then some more, keep grinding and keep grinding.... so I think they were hinting you be be grinding a bit and probably hate your grinder with a passion after it! [​IMG]

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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    <font color=blue>Took me about 2 hrs. The 1st caliper took the longest but the 2nd one was quick since I knew how much metal to take off. The faster the grinder the better. Start with the backing plate first then grind the caliper to match that
     
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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    I bet it is not as bad as grinding a Dana 60 caliper for a 4 1/8" backspacing.[​IMG]

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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    Cripes Wayne did that take you a week to do? LOL [​IMG]

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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    Only took about 4 hours but it was spread out over 3 days.[​IMG]

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    Re: 15\" rims on 3/4 ton D44

    <font color=blue>We used an 8" Makita grinder for the D60. Took about 2 1/2 hrs.
     

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