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3/4 ton 44 With 15's?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddawg, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. muddawg

    muddawg Registered Member

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    Exactly how much grinding and where is needed to fit a bart 15x12 wheel with 4" of backspace on a 3/4 ton dana 44? Will it compromise strength in any way?
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    With 12" wide wheels you are probably going to be spending alot of quality time with your grinder. Most people say you need to grind your calipers which is true but the most grinding for me was on the caliper brackets, not the calipers.

    Harley
     
  3. muddawg

    muddawg Registered Member

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    also i am running a 14 bolt rear with the disc conversion, i don't think i'll have any issues with that?
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    You will have to grind the same as everybody else with 4" of BS (same harley has 4.25"). How wide of a tire are you running for those wheels?
     
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    When grinding I would use a flap disc they cut faster and cleaner IMO. I had 15s with 3 3/4 backspacing and I just would grind until I could spin the wheel freely
     
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    muddawg Registered Member

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    i'll be running a 37x14.5 toyo tire
     
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    D60 and 4.25 backspacing here, plenty of grinding, but well worth it.

    If you don't have the tires yet, get 16s or 17s. Preferably 17s. It's the wave of the future.

    Flap discs are slower and remove less material than a regular disc, but will make a cleaner cut. No use in this application, unless it's to finish off the job.
     

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