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15" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudbug1979, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. Mudbug1979

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    15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    I did a quick search, but couldn't find what I needed. I have a 14FF and a corporate 10bolt 8 lug. The 14FF has a SkyManufacturing disc brake kit on it with 3/4 ton rotors and calipers on it.Currently I'm running 16"'s on it and I wanna drop down to 15"'s. Does anyone know what backspacing I need on it to clear them. Is there any grinding that will have to be done? Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    Sounds like you found a deal on some rims.... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Sorry I'm no help!!

    Clay
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    Nah, just someone wants my 16"s and 15" have more tire choices
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    I think 2.5" bs is what you want /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif but I pretty sure your still going to have to grind the calipers.
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    On the front or back? I would have thought that the Disc brake would have helped clear them on the rear. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    You can run 3.5" back space on the rear no problem. I think you can run any back space on the rear disk convertion. You will have to ground down the front 10 bolt calipers to run 3" or more. I had 3.5" and had to ground my 3/4 ton 10 bolt. I hope this helps. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    Anyone else? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    You suck at searching dude!
    http://www.coloradok5.com/d60calipergrind.shtml

    If you can get it on a 60 then you can get it on a 3/4 ton axle.
    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    My 15 X 10's have a 4.25" BS and fit fine on the rear of my disked 14BFF. I have Echobit brackets and regular 3/4 4X4 calipers. I did have to lightly grind ONE of the calipers. The castings differed just enough that I had to take off the casting flash from one of them. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    Grim he was talking about a 14 B disk convertion. But your right he could have looked there for info also.
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

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    Grim he was talking about a 14 B disk convertion. But your right he could have looked there for info also.

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    Yes I know he's doing it on a disc converted 14. It said so in his post that I responded to that you then responded to me to point that out that it was a 14.

    The only important part of the whole question was the diameter of the rotor and what caliper he's using and the rim diameter. The axle it's on does not matter in the least at this point as the rotor/caliper combo determins the clearence needs.

    I showed him a link where it was done on a D60 and a D60 has a larger caliper and rotor so he could see just how big it can be done. It gives a nice detailed discription of clearencing as well. It also noted that Russ used a 4 inch back space 15 inch rim. It also goes into the different rims available that would fit the rotors with out modification and the pros and cons of each. The guy already has decided on the tires he would like to use so thats not of much use to him but I figured that link would cover all the bases on questions he might have. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" Wheels on a 14FF.....Did a search but I need to know quick

    Thanks for the link Grim. I didn't even think about that post, yesterday was a long day. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     

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