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How far does a DRW 60 stick out?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtnman210, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. mtnman210

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    I've been looking for a front 60 forever now. I can't find a SRW to save my life but I have found a DRW. I'm just wondering how far the hubs will actually stick out compared to the SRW. I'm looking for pictures and experiences with running them. I plan on running 39.5x18x15 boggers on most likely a 15x10 wheel. And the rear is just a standard 14ff. I know you can swap hubs or have them machined down but until I can do either of those I'd have to run the dually hubs.
     
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    + 4" each side. i wouldnt machine down (there supposed to hold up well but why risk it) id get the dually then get the hubs then put it on,does it need to be put in right away?
     
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    its not actually as far as one would think. you could easily offset it a little with backspacing on the wheels.
     
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    If you haven't got tires and wheels than I would buy hummer rims and 16.5 tires. You can then run your dually hubs no problem and the dully hubs help keep the lockouts inside the hummer rims and protected. Put a cheap set of dually hubs on the rear and you gain double beadlocks with less sidewall flex in turning and no typicall hummer rim issues. No need to recenter them with the dually hubs.
     
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    Would you happen to have a pic of what that would look like? Hummer rims on dually axles.
     
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    It doesn't need to be on right away. I just want to get it so I can move forward with my build. It won't have wheels/tires for a while. I haven't looked into hummer rims enough to have considered them yet. but anythings a possibility. If you have any pictures of the hummer rims I'd like to take a look(or I could stop being lazy and just search) Whats the benefit of running the hummers as to just running normal beadlocks or something like DIY weld on's?
     
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    Dually hubs for a 14b are the same as a srw. it the dana 70 thats wider 72" compared to 67" (yes i know, c&c axles are differant, just narrower 63 rather than 67)
     
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    But they run the same bearings as a D60 so you can run the front hubs wich are wider. That is what I mean. They are very cheap on Ebay.
     
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    I currently have no tires and rims so I can't get a pic but a bunch of us run that setup here so I will see what I can dig up.
     
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    great thanks
     
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    Hummer rims are two pcs with a runflat in the middle. This pinches each bead from the inside outward against the seat as you bolt the two halfs together. That is why they are dual beadlocks vs a standard bead lock that only holds the outer bead on. Plus hummer rims are 50$ a pc and you can't even get the weld on kits for that let along a premade beadlock.
     
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    I'm liking the sound of that
     
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    [​IMG] Here is a buddy of mines rig running a Ford dually D60 under an early bronco with stock hummer backspacing. Notice the lockouts are almost levell with the tire sidewall.
     
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    dang thats not too bad at all. And thats on an EB. On a blazer they it should be fine atleast as a somethignto start with.

    Where do I look for hummer wheels?
     
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    That my friend is the ticket....Will be looking into that real close:D :D :D
     
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    Does using a spacer on the rear hub create a weak spot--being that you have to use longer studs?
     
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    Yes but dually hubs are not spacers. A 4" spacer would be unsafe.
    Look in the for sale section and on ebay for hummer rims.
     
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    Thanks for all the help :thumb:
    atleast now I have somewhat of a direction to look in
     
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    When it comes to cheap tricks I got a few :D
    Don't ask me about Dart heads or Edelbroke MPFI kits but when it comes to mixing and matching drivetrain parts I have done my share.
     
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    i have pics of mine with hummer beadlocks and drw60 and van width 14 bolt it but wont let me post for some reason.
     

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