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BadDog - Caliper Grinding - Update?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2Dogs, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    BadDog and the rest of Y'all,
    Thinking of going 15s..... Any comments, good or bad after you have run them for awhile?

    Got a line on cheap 37x15 MTRs /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I like running 15s on my dana 60.

    Downside - just today, I replaced a caliper due to it leaking. I tried a caliper rebuild kit but it still leaked.
    So, I had to grind another caliper (actually my wife did it for me /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif ) and then prayed the parts store would take the old grinded caliper back - they did without looking at it.

    All in all I am in favor of it.
    -- Mike
     
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    I see no downfall to it. Im running 15's with caliper grinding and its on a DD.
     
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    15s are good you can pick up a 15 inch wagon wheel rim at usa wheels for about 28 bucks. i wheel the snot out of my rig and have not bent one yet. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  5. 2Dogs

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    Great!

    I will be doing something similar to BD but only 3.5 - 3.75" BS.
     
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    yeah, with 3.5" of BS you wont have to grind to much. I ground mine enuff to fit 4.25" BS rims... yikes. lots of grinding. My offroad rims have 2.5" of BS and they clear with NO problems... so the amount of BS makes quite a bit of difference.

    j
     
  7. 2Dogs

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    It is a tough choice - less back spacing would work for me
    but I don't want this thing any wider! And I know I will have clearance issues. I can stuff the 35s on 4.25 bs WAY up into that fenderwell.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I have no problems at all and I would do it again without hesitating...
     
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    Thanks All /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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