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15" rims with 3/4 ton axles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dodgedude99, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. dodgedude99

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    15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    i just want some plain black rockcrawler rims in 15".
    im doing a dana44/14bolt ff (with disc brakes) swap, can someone help me out with what back spacing to get to clear the brakes front and back (i know about the grinding), and also what width would work best with a set of 37x12.5 15 MT/R's.
    thanks
    shawn
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    15x8 w/ 2.75" backspacing. That's what I've got...didn't have to do any grinding and the tires don't stick too far out of the fenders in the front because of the 8" rim. Back lines up with the body-line pretty well.

    Link to pics in my signature.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    anyone else have opinions on backspacing and rim width??
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    I run 15x10 with 4.25 B/S and this is how much grinding I had to do. I think 2.75 and 4.25 are your only choices unless you have rims made.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    i never had to grind anything on my calipers when i had 15x10 589s on my old 10 bolt front...

    j
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    That was 1/2 ton stuff. 15" aluminum wheels fit fine on 1/2 ton front axles. 3/4 ton rotors are bigger, thus bigger backing plates - you can't fit a 15" aluminum wheel on there (nor are there even any made for 8 lugs).
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

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    I think 2.75 and 4.25 are your only choices unless you have rims made.

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    You can get the Bart/Eaton SuperTruckers in 15X10 with 3.5" BS. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    do those eatons come in black?
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

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    do those eatons come in black?

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    Yes....You can get black ones through National Tire & Wheel. They are listed on Bart Wheel's website as well. It doesn't look like Summit carries the black ones for some reason. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    I just ordered 15x10 eatons in black with 3.5" backspacing. I hope they fit.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    Oh yeah...the ones I got were white. I had to spray paint them black.
     
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    Re: 15\" rims with 3/4 ton axles

    Summit carries the black ones, you just have to order them. That's another reason I got mine from 4 wheel parts, they had them in stock and ready to go.
     

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