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Ford 60 15" wheels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by M-1028, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. M-1028

    M-1028 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering if was possible on a high pinion king pin ford 60. Can you clearance the calipers enough like chevys or is it not going to happen.
     
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    Not really recommened. Havta run hardly any b/s, and some calipers CANNOT be ground, others can. if you want to run 15s, get the brackets, they are on Evilbay.
     
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    to run 15s u need to get rid of the ford dual piston calipers and get brackets and 3/4 ton chevy brakes
     
  4. 6.2Blazer

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    78Buford has a Ford 60 and runs 15" rims with 2.75" backspacing and they required no grinding.
     
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    who wants 2.75" of backspacing though? Thats one hell of a scrub radius.
     
  6. 78Buford

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    If you stick to narrow wheels...ie: 15x8's you'll be fine. With the 42's on 15x8's, my Ford is basically identical in track width (outside of tire to outside of tire) to 6.2Blazer's K5 with 38's on 16x10 wheels. Also, with narrow wheels you are less likely to pop a bead. 6.2Blazer may want to add something to the "popping of the bead" part. :D
     
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    hmm wish I knew this months ago, you know BEFORE I sold my 39.5x13.50x15 IROKs haha. Oh well, have the H1 double beadlocks now.
     
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    2.75" BS is not exactly unusual or uncommon in these applications, and have been talked about quite a bit on this board. Hell, 3.5" BS is fairly common on many "standard" wheels so that's only 3/4" difference.
     

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