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Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15" rims?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

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    Grinding?

    Pics?

    I'm going to stay with a 15" rim and probley going with a 14bolt rear and 8 to 6lug adapters (maybe... stil having a hard time thinking about the rim not being directly attached to the rear lugs /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif)
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    Only steel rims fit over 3/4ton stuff when using a 15" rim right?
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    im runnin 15x8 with 4" backspace with a 14 bolt and disk brakes...very minimal grinding..im talking less then 5 minutes per side.....used misfits caliper brackets and 1/2 ton calipers...
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    I didn't have to grind at all on my set up with 15x8 with 4.25" BS.

    Steel wheels are NOT the only wheels that will fit over 3/4t stuff, but I have yet to find a 15", 8on6.5 wheel that is made of aluminum. So if you wanna stick with 15" wheels on 3/4 ton stuff, then yes you are limited to steelies...

    Chris
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    I am running discs with 15" rims, 15x10 steel and 4.25" backspacing.
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

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    I am running discs with 15" rims, 15x10 steel and 4.25" backspacing.

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    Same here. No grinding for the rear.. very little on the D60 front. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    I am running a 14bff with tonyp's 8-6 lug adapters and 15x10 M/T classic II wheels with 3.5" backspace. No interference whatsoever. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

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    I am running discs with 15" rims, 15x10 steel and 4.25" backspacing.

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    Same here. No grinding for the rear.. very little on the D60 front. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

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    I had to grind the crap out of my 60 front.
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    yes, we had this discussion about we're running the same rims and backspacing, yet you spent hours grinding your D60 and i spent 10 minutes...
    i just found another oppertunity to rub it in, and had to... thats is all. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    What wheels do you guys have?

    I have 15x10 Eatons with 3.5"BS. I did most of the grinding on my D44 calipers with a file...really just getting rid of the casting flash.

    I don't have the $$$ and even though I don't want to grind the calipers on my 60 I think I am going to have to /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

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    I didn't have to grind at all on my set up with 15x8 with 4.25" BS.

    Steel wheels are NOT the only wheels that will fit over 3/4t stuff, but I have yet to find a 15", 8on6.5 wheel that is made of aluminum. So if you wanna stick with 15" wheels on 3/4 ton stuff, then yes you are limited to steelies...

    Chris

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    I have seen at least 2 sets of 15" aluminum wheels in 8-lug. They were made for old drum brake axles. They will not fit over any 8-lug caliper. Aluminum rims are alot thicker then steel rims...and because you can't increase the OD on a 15" rim you have to decrease the ID.
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

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    I am running a 14bff with tonyp's 8-6 lug adapters and 15x10 M/T classic II wheels with 3.5" backspace. No interference whatsoever. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
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    How do you like the adapters? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    I have 4" backspaced Barts...
    I had about 5 minutes of grinding...
    I just knocked off some slag off the caliper..
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    I like Tonyp's adapters. They fit well. All hardware is included in his kit. I haven't had any breakage yet so they must be pretty strong. I would definitely recommend them if you didn't want to change your 6-lug front. I also like the little bit of extra width. It was just enough to keep the wheel outside the disk/caliper. I could run 14" wheels with 3.5" backspace and still have no clearance issues. I had just bought new wheels for my d44/12b when I found a killer deal on my 3/4 ton axles. Rather than dump a bunch more money on new wheels, I swapped the new axles (they were 4,09s instead of 3.73s) in and kept my wheels. The only drawback I can see is that I still have 1/2 ton brakes in the front. I did a disc brake swap in the rear so I don't have any braking problems. Also Tonyp is awesome to deal with. He quickly answered e-mails and I got my parts quickly. He was also very helpful on the phone. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Anyone running a 14bolt with disks and 15\" rims?

    Since I would be doing the disk brake swap is that an after market hub that adds a little width but is 6lug for the 14bolt? Wouldn't really want something 1-off because of the price but I would fell better if I knew that the rim was connected to the axle instead of to an adapter attached to the axle. I like the idea of the rear being wider, I've always wanted a better stance I just can't get past not having that rim/axle contact, esp on a DD that sees mainly Highways. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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