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Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15" wheels...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fortcollinsram, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    Well, it looks like I finally score a D60 for my truck...The ONLY concern I have is the fitment of 15" wheels on the D60...I KNOW people have ground the caliper and backing plate to fit the wheels, but has ANYBODY blow a caliper apart or had any ill effects of grinding them?I just don't want my calipers to bust a nut when I have to get on the brakes on the intersate...Any input would be greatly appreciated....

    Chris
     
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    Re: Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    Use more offset and less grinding if it concerns you - I used 3.5" and minimal grinding - no ill effects at all.
     
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    Re: Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    The more I look at it the les I am woried...The main part the needs ground is the OUTSIDE of the caliper, while the piston sits inboard of the grinding are a good buit...I guess I was just looking for something to get nervous about...anyhoo...1-ton here I come... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    Funny how that works, you spend all this time babying your 1/2 ton gear so it wont break... then you get 1 ton gear so you can push it even harder.. but start to worry about the cost of replacing it if it breaks! The irony! Congrats on the D60!
     
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    Re: Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    SWEET! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif where did you score the D60 at? How much? Did you ever decide on a gear ratio for you rig?

    Harley
     
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    Re: Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    Dude in Idaho...It is a DRW but I got it for $700 to my door..I figue for that price I don't mind paying another 300 for SRW hubs... The 60 has 4.10s so I am gonna regear the 14 to match...I was gonna go 4.56 but I just drive my truck back and forth to Denver and up the the mountins to justify a 3000+ rpm cruise speed with a 454..It has TONS of balls even with 3.73 and 37's, I just want a BIT more control when wheeling...I think 4.10 will be perfect for me...I MAY be getting a honda for gettitng around town and too denver, In which case my truck will slowly become a trail rig...I have already started setting $$$ aside for the Detroit electrac..and I have the 35-spline stubs, just need the hubs ....
     
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    Re: Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    Heh, I got a set of 4:10s for ya. Let me know. I'm in C/S. Maybe w can work something out. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Re: Long term effects of ground D60 caliper for 15\" wheels...

    sorry bro all ready bought a set of 4.10s and an install kit..thatnks for the offer though...

    Chris
     

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