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How much grinding to make 15's fit?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    Hey, I recently read a post saying that 15's have the best tire size choice, so I might consider 15's for my DD, so I was wondering how much you had to grind off. Estimate, not hours, like inches or millimeters /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    Here ya go. Found these a while back.

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    Hope this helps!

    Kris
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    Thanks, that will definetly help alot. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    No problem!

    Kris
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    I spent about 2 hours per side grinding the caliper and "modifying" the bracket.

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    /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    Hey cool somebody used my article /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Here is the link
     
  7. heavy4x4

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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    No grinding on a 3/4 ton D44 with 2.75" back-spaced rims. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

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    No grinding on a 3/4 ton D44 with 2.75" back-spaced rims. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    Exactly, thats what I'm talking about...thats why my new rims I got are 2.75" backspaced /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    Yup, and get 15x8's instead of 15x10's and your wheels/tires will stick out the same amount as if you had 4.25" backspacing and hours of grinding. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    can you guys post pics of your wheels with the 2.75" back spacing?

    i found some good deals on tires for 15" wheels and dont really wanna grind so if buying different wheels is the ticket coolnes!
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    These are the wheels I went went with, they are 15 x 8 with 2.75" BS

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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    have any side pics (like looking down the vehicle?)
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

    So, a 3/4 ton D44 with 15x10's requires grinding, and not with 15x8? What if one converts a 6 log 10 bolt to 8 lug, will grinding be required for 15x10's? Is there an advantage to having 15x8's over 15x10 other than this? I ask because I am about to buy rims(tomorrow via special order) and possibly the 1/2 ton conversion to 8 lug. I would rather get a D60 for the front but I can't find one. If anybody knows of a good sales channel for a D60 front, please speak to me.
     
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    have any side pics (like looking down the vehicle?)

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    and this.
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

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    So, a 3/4 ton D44 with 15x10's requires grinding, and not with 15x8? What if one converts a 6 log 10 bolt to 8 lug, will grinding be required for 15x10's? Is there an advantage to having 15x8's over 15x10 other than this? I ask because I am about to buy rims(tomorrow via special order) and possibly the 1/2 ton conversion to 8 lug. I would rather get a D60 for the front but I can't find one. If anybody knows of a good sales channel for a D60 front, please speak to me.

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    Whether they are 15x10's or 15x8's makes no difference as to how much grinding you have to do. The only thing that matters is backspacing. If you get 4.25" backspacing, you will have to grind. You will not have to grind with 2.75" backspacing. Now here's where the 15x10 and 15x8 come into play: if you get 15x8's with 2.75" backspacing, your wheels/tires will stick the same amount out as if you had gone with 15x10's and 4.25" backspacing. Make sense?
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

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    have any side pics (like looking down the vehicle?)

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    [​IMG]
     
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    Re: How much grinding to make 15\'s fit?

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    So, a 3/4 ton D44 with 15x10's requires grinding, and not with 15x8? What if one converts a 6 log 10 bolt to 8 lug, will grinding be required for 15x10's? Is there an advantage to having 15x8's over 15x10 other than this? I ask because I am about to buy rims(tomorrow via special order) and possibly the 1/2 ton conversion to 8 lug. I would rather get a D60 for the front but I can't find one. If anybody knows of a good sales channel for a D60 front, please speak to me.

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    Whether they are 15x10's or 15x8's makes no difference as to how much grinding you have to do. The only thing that matters is backspacing. If you get 4.25" backspacing, you will have to grind. You will not have to grind with 2.75" backspacing. Now here's where the 15x10 and 15x8 come into play: if you get 15x8's with 2.75" backspacing, your wheels/tires will stick the same amount out as if you had gone with 15x10's and 4.25" backspacing. Make sense?

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    Yep, makes sense. A 15x10 with 2.75" backspacing's gotta look funny though. Hmmm. I guess I'll go with the 15x8's with 2.75" backspacing. By the way, how would a set of 36 TSL's look on 15x8's?
     

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