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Anyone run 15x10 8 lug Bart wheels on 3/4 ton Dana 44??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by clintsk5, Feb 21, 2001.

  1. clintsk5

    clintsk5 1/2 ton status

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    ..Getting new tires and wheels ..Well, if they fit...37x13x15 on 15x10 Bart wheels...Just wanted to know if anyone else had this set up anf how much grinding is involved????...Tired of these 16.5 wheels!!!....Any help????
     
  2. clintsk5

    clintsk5 1/2 ton status

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    I think Eatons are the about the same as Bart's......
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Well, I am not running 8 luggers but I do hae Bart 6 luggers and they seem to be about the same thickness as any other steel wheel on he outside part of the rim....

    Not sure on the grinding since I haven't encountered that yet...

    Mike [​IMG]
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    I used to run that exact setup on my old truck! Only I had 38.5 Super Swampers. I had to grind the top of the calipers a little. But, there is so much meat on there it doesn't really matter. You can see the rims on my old truck at: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://jeremyb.coloradok5.com/photo.html>http://jeremyb.coloradok5.com/photo.html</A>

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  5. yeild2me

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    remember what the backspacing was???

    AIRBORNE!!
     
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    I am not really sure. The tires were 16" wide and they stuck out a good 5" or more out of the wheel wheels. I hope this helps. I am not very good with wheel backspacing specs.

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    Guys running Bart Chrome Steel Wheels, how'd they hold up to offraod abuse? Any problems with them chiping or rusting? Considering getting a set myself. Thanks - Jay
     
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    <font color=blue>I'm running 15x10 American Racing white wagon wheels (well, they used to be white) on my 8 lug 44. Backspacing plays a big part in this. I like to stay as close to stock (4") as possible because less backspacing (wheel sticking out further) wears the wheel bearings and ball joints faster, plus it decreases turning radius. I had to grind a little off the backing plate where the caliper mounts and then some of the caliper itself, but I doubt it effected strength. One of these days I'll pull a wheel and take some pictures of the caliper and how much I ground. Here's one of my wheels.

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  9. Emmettology 101

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    I have been running mine for about 2 years now and they have held up pretty well... I have a dent in one that I dont know how got there(on the outer lip) and one has a little chrome chipping...

    All has slight surface rust if I leave them covered in dirt(from lack of washing) for a long period of time. But all the rust comes off easily and usually doesn't leave a mark...

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    Mike,
    Thanks for the info! Sounds like they've held up real well. I think I'll be purchasing these wheels in the future. Thanks - Jay
     

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