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16 inch rims on a dana 60 and 14 bolt, possible with out midification?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stevos67k20, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. stevos67k20

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    hey i have a 67 k20 pickup and i am currently running 16.5 rims with 33's and i want to get 16" rims and 35 inch tires. i was looking at the space from my front rim to the caliper and it looks too small for a 16" rim. i do not want to get smaller rotors because my brakes already arent the strongest they could be. thank you :D
     
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    they will fit, thats what I am running.
     
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    I ran stock steel Ford 16s on my 60 and 70 for a while and they fit fine :D
     
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    From what I understand, you can even get 15's too fit if you don't mind grinding the calipers.
     
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    I have been told that a 16" aluminum wheel will fit fine, but I haven't tried it yet.
     
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    What did you swap the disc/caliper from? 16s were stock on a D60 so most likely they will fit.
     
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    He didn't just swap the brakes...a '67 K20 originally had a closed knuckle D44 up front and an Eaton H052 rear. If he didn't do the K30 swap, a p/o did.
     
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    16" rims were pretty much standard through the 80's on truck equipped with these axles. I've had both aftermarket 16x10's and stock 16x6.5 rims on my Dana 60/14-bolt with no clearance issues
     
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    The only real problem with 16" is tire choices....


    15" and 16.5" have WAY more sizing options than 16" does.....and of course now 17" and up are becoming more common as well.
     
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    I'm running 15's with NO GRINDING The backspacing is 2 3/4".
     
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    I don't even know where to begin...
     
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    thanks

    i thought they would be fine, i just didnt look right. i saw on a we site that a 16 inch rim does a lot better than a 16.5 rim while driving with low tires pressures becuase of where the bead sits on the rim. is that true? i also found out that tires for a 16 inch rim are more expensive which sucks because i dont have that much money to spend being that i am still in school. thank you for your respones everyone.
     
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    The selection of tires in 16" rim are multiplying daily. Many more choices now than 2yrs ago. I would not worry about tire selections being too limitted on a street driven rig. On a trail rig yes the selections get slim in Swampers and boggers but for MT tires their are lots on sizes.
     
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    thank you for your replies

    hey thank you guys alot lot for you responses, sorry about the rookie question in the first place, but what can you expect from a.......rookie. thats why i joined this web site, to learn more about my truck. thanks again. :D
     

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