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Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15" wheels, again probably...........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jwduke, May 4, 2002.

  1. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15\" wheels, again probably...........

    Well I'm at that point, i'm trying to fit 15" wheels, with a 3 1/2" backspacing on a 1 ton axle. I've tried doing searches, but most things come back with nothing. I tried Wayne's "Mighty Mouse project", and get the dreaded blue screen. I guess my question is, where in the caliper do you grind? The top? The front edge? All of the above? Help guys! And, again THANKS!
     
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    Re: Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15\" wheels, again probably...........

    I have 15s on a dana 60 with 4 1/2 backspacing. you will need to grind on top and the front of the caliper also you will have to grind on the backing plate alittle. baddog posted a bunch of pics on this in the garage area so i would check there it was awhile back so you might have to search a bit
     
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    Re: Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15\" wheels, again probably...........

    I emailed you the site that used to be up
     
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    Re: Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15\" wheels, again probably...........

    New problem.... I've got a Dana 44HD, seems like the place the grinding needs to be is where the bolts hold the caliper on are. I'm beginning to wonder if it is possible to mount 15" wheels on a Dana 44. the caliper is different than a Dana 60 caliper. It is probably the same as a standard 1/2 ton.
     
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    Re: Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15\" wheels, again probably...........

    Can you post the site? I'm gonna be in the same boat soon.
     
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    sites down but I emailed you the zip file of the site.
     
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    Re: Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15\" wheels, again probably...........

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.members.cox.net/russhuffman/grinding/calipers.html>Here</a> ya go, I gave up and reposted it to the web...
     
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    Re: Grinding 1 Ton calipers, for 15\" wheels, again probably...........

    Well, I decided that I was going to grind till either the wheel fit, or there was no caliper left! Well, I ground &amp; painted it like stated in the article &amp; it worked. I still have plenty of material left. I was kind of worried about the bolts that hold the caliper on, but they are threaded on the back side. Looking at them, on the front side, they look like they basically hold the pads down, &amp; from sliding up. I would like to thank EVERYONE who helped me! Thats why ColoradoK5.com is the greatest! All of the super contributers, who have done it before! Again, THANKS!!!
     

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