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dana 60 and 15" wheels = ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sweetk30, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i just got done doing the:grind: grinding :grind: for a dana 60 with 15x10 with 3.5" back spacing. all i can say is wow:eek1: :eek1: . i will just buy the 2.75 backspacing next time if i need to do the 15" thing again:doah: .
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    LOL or go with 16's :thumb:
     
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    or go dually :)
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i did the grinding and converted it from a dulley.
     
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    ProJunkRacing 1/2 ton status

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    yeah but if it was stil dually you woulda had no problem lol mine is dually i can take my pads and calipers off with my tires still on lol
     
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    Wrong forum for this, please post in the vendors forum if you want to promote your products.

    Rene
     
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    When I ran 15's on my my first K5 with a D60 I was running 4 1/8" backspacing. I didn't think the grinding was all that bad but I went with 17's on the next K5.
     
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    I am getting ready to do this as well. I have 4.25 BS on my wheels. What does everybody think about the conversion kit above? Do you just use 10b/D44 calipers?
     
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    That is what it looks like. If you get 10 bolt calipers you do not have to get new brake lines as the Dana 60 and 10 bolt calipers both use the same size banjo bolt.:D

    Ira
     
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    I don't want to bust balls but.
    If your gonna pimp your parts you better get yourself paid up as a vender.

    BTW nice brackets been thinking about that sorta thing for my junk.

    (edited to remove quote and link...Rene)
     
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    Sorry, didn't mean to step on ant toe's.
     
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    yeah those kits make thing nice, but one of the great things about goin with a 60 is the brakes IMO
     
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    When used in conjunction with rear disc brakes, The truck will stop better than it ever did from the factory. The other pro is that the front and rear uses the same inexspensive parts.
     
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    Your not stepping on ant toe's :haha:

    Just saw you were new and thought I would help you out before some real a$$ did.
     
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    well i have 3" bs on my 15's and barely had to grind. im thinkin next time goin with either recentered H1's or H2's next time
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate that.
     
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    did your project turn out like that? my rears have less grabbing power after the disc swap. 14 bolt drums are powerful mofuggas...until they get muddy.
     
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    i have seemans caliper brackets and they focken rock.

    and if your rear disks are not stopping you need the correct master cylinder and maybe and adjustable proportioning valve.

    also if you think the there is that much difference in the stopping ablities of a 60 caliper verses and 3/4 caliper in can't tell the difference with mine. i feel you are compromising more by grinding the crap outta yer 60 calipers.
     

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